The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular
Original Airdate: February 22, 2008
1. Program Information:
Drew Carey hosts these new series of specials where there are two opportunies for contestants to win $1,000,000. One chance will occur during a pricing game and the other is awarded to the contestant coming within $1,000 of his/her showcase without overbidding. Also, the overall presentation is touched up for these specials. (Originally) Presented in 1080i (1920x1080, interlaced).
2. File Information:
File size 1.46 GB (about one-third DVD)
Video 4700 kbps ABR MPEG4-AVC, 1280x720 resolution
Audio 128 kbps ABR MP3 (Winamp reports an avg. of 118 kbps)
3. Playback Issues:
- I tested the file with VLC player the video froze for several seconds during the confetti blast at the beginning but when I tested with Media Player Classic no such issue occurred.
- At the beginning the video quality appears to be much lower than the rest of the show; also there's a slight audio delay during the first segment.
- My local station cuts back and forth between 4:3 SD and 16:9 HD during the first segment, especially while the first two pricing games are being played.