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post #1 of 18 Old 05-29-2008, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Theres ton's of threads about best hddvd PQ to show off :
The search engine brought up these threads that ask same/similar question...along with the PQ tier thread should cover your needs

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These threads ask which were the best demo scenes:

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What I'm asking is if anyone knows the best hddvd/scene to show off the new tv technologies of my new a750, AMP/120hz and the inky black levels.
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Seabiscuit....any race scene

and probably any of the others mentions in the many threads you referenced.

At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it.

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Grand Prix, also any race scene.
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oof. 120hz. Makes films look like soap operas IMHO.
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oof. 120hz. Makes films look like soap operas IMHO.

I <3 the soap opera effect.
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I also hate the effect of 120hz...makes movies look "live".
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I also hate the effect of 120hz...makes movies look "live".

Pretty sure this effect has nothing to do with 120hz
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Try the scene on Chronicles of Riddick when the Necromongers attack helion Prime and all the lights go out in the city.

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As long as you have a player capable of outputting at 24hz, it's silly to use AMP when watching an HD-DVD. If you turn it off, then you get a true 5:5 reproduction of the native 24fps. With AMP, it performs 3:2 and doubles it.
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Pretty sure this effect has nothing to do with 120hz

It did when watching Casino Royale output at 1080/24P to a 120 hz. display to me. I thought it looked sped up, just like a cheap soap opera.
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120hz refresh rate does not by itself create the fluid video-like picture that the original poster is referring to; it just displays frames for video sources twice and (hopefully) displays frames from 24fps sources five times. This would look no different than watching a 60hz display or going to a movie theater respectively.

Now, if you combine a 120hz display with AMP or a similar technology, you then get the video-like picture that some desire to have.

If you want to re-create a cinema-like experience, you need to have a 24fps capable player outputting to a 120hz display that does a 5:5 display of the original frame. You would turn off AMP in this case.

If you want to alter the original film to look like video (actually twice the fps of video so even more fluid) then you would turn on AMP to have your display generate extra frames by interpolating the movement of the original picture and creating more fluid and lifelike motion. I personally don't care for the effect, but it is an interesting concept if nothing else.

To add to your list:

Transformers - attack on the military base at the beginning of the film and the freeway chase near the end - slomo shots with AMP might be pretty cool

Serenity - space battle near the end of the film

Batman Begins - the training scene on the frozen lake - white background with dark armor on the actors

300 - high contrast with the crushed blacks in the film and the slomo shots could be cool
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Pretty sure this effect has nothing to do with 120hz

It obviously DOES.
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I freakin' cannot stand to even have 120Hz on "Low" on my Samsung LN52A650. It's like when you stare at TV static for 30 seconds and then look around your with eyes being hyper sensitive to any motion. It creates the allusion of the video and the audio being off-sync, at least to me. It also makes grainer material look like crap, like the grain is freezing on screen every half-a-second.
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Pretty sure this effect has nothing to do with 120hz

Err...I guess I meant to say AMP or whatever the new technology is called.
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Well, whatever it is, when it's set the way it was displayed in the store, looked atrocious.
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How does AMP look on the lower settings for movies?

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