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What are the artistic reasons to shoot "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in a higher frame rate?

It gives me the impress I am watching an old show.

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May I ask, what season you watched? Reason being, Se 1-6 were shot in 480i picture format, and Se 7 onwards was shot in 1080i. Based on your answer, I can try to explain it. – Incognito Feb 15 '13 at 6:20
Season 6 and some older episodes. – fdisk Feb 22 '13 at 14:49

It looks like an old soap opera?

You're actually refering to a change in Frame Resolution not frame rate, increased frame rate is that horribly obnoxious thing they did with some versions of The Hobbit, made it look like a video game cut scene.

To answer your question though, the reason why they did changed from 480i to 1080i is simply because of the demand and pressure for it, with most other programs offering 1080i to their customers, to not do it would be to fall behind.

However, there might be a setting somewhere in your tv to adjust motion blur. Turn it down, that might help.

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It is not the Frame Resolution, maybe the it is not the frame rate neither, but there is some filter or style they use gives me the impression of old show. – fdisk May 31 '13 at 23:51

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