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Since i received it on tuesday(dont ask) i havent had the time to test and hear the sounds and stuff.... but here is my review
Tv:Samsung 4095d 1080p
XBOX 360 via VGA cable.
Movies: King Kong and MI 3
Setup: So easy, popped in the cd and it said to plug in the hd-dvd drive. Took maybe 2 minutes tops..
First Movie: King Kong. OK i have seen the movie like 5 times and i just wanted to do testing to see the pq. So i jumped from scene to scene to see the results
Scene: Arriving at Skull Island: I have to say the colors and the detail was awesome. Since via vga it comes out 1080p, i was loving it all. The details of the water and the rocks was excellent. I couldnt believe it. So i asked my father to look as well. He couldnt believe how it felt like real time. So weird. But all and all i great. No static or artifacts... just smooth.
Scene: T Rex battle: the flys and the mosquitos on the t rex was so noticable... on the dvd they were just specs.... It was weird to see how good the picture looked. As she ran and the scene went from place to place, there was no loss in picture, just smooth moving. It did show how cgi the movie really is but it didnt matter... the picture was great..
Scene: King Kong vs the planes: The lighting and texture of the buildings was surreal... i couldnt believe how great a picture can come out of the xbox. It was just awesome to see how detailed the planes looked.
Next Movie: MI3. Same thing here... going from scene to scene
Scene: Beginning scene: Now here is what i will want to ask everyone. in the beginning of the movie with tom talking to davin, was the camera shaky.... i mean i didnt think the camera was this shaky but in the hd-dvd version it was... is it just me or was it supposed to be like that. Oh well, it looked great. From the blood and the tear coming from his eye, nothing was bad from it.
Scene: Helicopter chase: Reference material, to see the explosions and the vivid pictures, it was incredible.... i was amazed at how detailed in hd the movie really is...
Scene: Attack on the bridge: Reference material: Now i know why everyone is praising this movie for reference material.... wow was this scene great... from the water to the explosions... nothing looked greater then this... the tv also gives it an extra push but it was beautiful...
Scene in Japan: Wow... so Japan is full of bright lights and different colors, but man was it incredible to see all of that in great detail... i cant believe how great this hd dvd player is doing the job.
BTW, for any new hd owners, get MI3.... its freaking money.
Ok all and all i made a great investment and i also couldnt believe my eyes... i was ready to throw all the sd verisions of my movies away because i was about to double dip....
Anyways... tomorrow i will test The fast and Furious , Troy and Batman Begins... i hope i can actually take pictures tomorrow but i will try...
My verdict: Anyone who wants to experience HD at its finest, has an XBox 360 and cheap... Get the HD Add on...worth every penny.
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