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Old 12-07-2015, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to post this suggestion. Unfortunately having the term Blu-ray Review in the title, while seemingly redundant for forum purposes, is necessary to enable those doing an internet search to more easily find it. Hence the practice will remain in place. Thanks anyway!


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I agree. I often search for reviews on AVS through Google. For example, I type the following into Google if I am looking for Godzilla's review on AVS: "godzilla review avs".
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Just a suggestion: The number of sticky threads in this forum is approaching critical mass. Already have to scroll down to find a recent post.
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Just a suggestion: The number of sticky threads in this forum is approaching critical mass. Already have to scroll down to find a recent post.
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hi Ralph! question for bluray reviews.
recently I happen to watch the movie "Blind Side" and the last 30 minutes on commercial TV cut about/at least 20 minutes of the movie.
I went to Amazon to buy it so I would not experience that again. then I run into a road block.
there were 7 different versions/or price points from 6.95 to $41. three had a date of release the other 4 did not.
since Amazone did not have a description of what each version was I for one could not make a choice. do they
do this so every one will just use a video streaming service.
I have seen this many and more on other bluray disc.
you might start to add this info to your reviews.
it is too bad versions like the theatrical, directors and unrated original are your choice on the same disc.
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Does anyone know if The Eagles Hell Freezes Over concert will ever come out on Blu-Ray? I love this concert on DVD but now
I have all HDMI from Oppp-95 player to Marantz proc. to Panasonic smart TV and this DVD video looks really bad playing it through my Oppo-95 now.
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I doubt it. It was shot on video and won't translate well to Blu-ray (at least that's what I read at some point over the last 10 years).
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Is this the place for me to share with u guys the disgust I feel because the industry is still putting out DVDs? C'mon time to abandon this world wide and up the anthem for bd,bd3d and uhdbd, and then also ditch the first two to get ready to stick at udbd and uhdbd3d ( when they figure out how to do 3d without glasses). Anyone feels the same??
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Is this the place for me to share with u guys the disgust I feel because the industry is still putting out DVDs? C'mon time to abandon this world wide and up the anthem for bd,bd3d and uhdbd, and then also ditch the first two to get ready to stick at udbd and uhdbd3d ( when they figure out how to do 3d without glasses). Anyone feels the same??
As soon as you start giving away enough money to everyone else world wide so we can all buy the new toys.

You sound like a believer in Steve Jobs' doctrine of "forcing the future," scorning any obligation to maintain compatibility with even his own customers' existing software and peripherals - and he refused to move beyond DVD to support Blu-ray on Macs.

That aside, not everyone wants - or is able - to buy a new format player, a new display, and new copies of all their favorite disks every few years.

You're free to do so, but there's no need to force everyone else to. I love my Blu-ray player driving a 1080p projector to a 130" diagonal image, but I don't demand that my friends ditch their DVD players and older TVs and get new equipment - I'd rather they come over to enjoy my setup! And I'd be disgusted if you were able to stop the studios from releasing anything other than UHDBD - I can't afford a new player and projector, and don't feel the need for them either.

By the way, the expression you were reaching for is "Up the ante" - which is quite appropriate, since it refers to increasing the stakes in gambling. Betamax or HD-DVD anyone?
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Curious (haven't read through this thread:

What would a movie with a picture score of 20 look like? Audio? Is it in reference to the subjective appearance of the film, or how closely it relates to its source material? (I assume it's a combination of both)

I just can't tell when looking at a film picture score of 82 and say to myself: "I mean, a B- isn't bad." But when that's of the lower kinds of scores I ever see, I don't know if I can tell myself that it actually is relatively bad, if not one of the worst kinds of Blu-ray transfers you'll see out there.

Thanks for feeding into my curiosity.
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Curious (haven't read through this thread:

What would a movie with a picture score of 20 look like? Audio? Is it in reference to the subjective appearance of the film, or how closely it relates to its source material? (I assume it's a combination of both)

I just can't tell when looking at a film picture score of 82 and say to myself: "I mean, a B- isn't bad." But when that's of the lower kinds of scores I ever see, I don't know if I can tell myself that it actually is relatively bad, if not one of the worst kinds of Blu-ray transfers you'll see out there.

Thanks for feeding into my curiosity.
Greetings,

You're correct in that it is a combination of both. Back in the early days of the format, the quality of what we were seeing in high definition transfers was a mixed bag. As time went on we began to see more consistency in quality. Today most of what we see in the AVC encodes is very good, resulting in ratings that rarely is ever dip below that "B" score.


Thanks for raising this question..


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A Few Changes to my Reference Review System

Greetings,

Over the past few months I have made a few changes to my review system. For those that may be interested here are the latest changes:

- I added the SVS SB-13 Ultra subwoofer, which replaced the SVS PC12-NSD in the rear of the room in the near field position.

- I added the Oppo UBD-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, which replaced the Oppo BDP-103 and Samsung UBD-K8500 (although the Samsung remains in my rack as a back up)

- I added the SVS Ultra Surrounds, which replaced the Axiom Audio QS8s (see the classified section if you're in the market for a pair of surrounds).

Overall, I am extremely pleased with these changes, and feel that they enhance my 7.1.4 set up, which is always evolving.


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Review Template Rating Addition

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I have received a few requests to add a rating for Replay Value to my reviews. I thought about it and decided that it seems like something that might be of value to those considering a purchase. I have added it to my review template. The rating will be 1 through 5, with 1 being the lowest replay value and 5 being the highest. The rating will follow the My Take portion of the review.

The first review to contain the new rating will be "Allied".


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I have received a few requests to add a rating for Replay Value to my reviews. I thought about it and decided that it seems like something that might be of value to those considering a purchase. I have added it to my review template. The rating will be 1 through 5, with 1 being the lowest replay value and 5 being the highest. The rating will follow the My Take portion of the review.

The first review to contain the new rating will be "Allied".


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My original collection of Blu-rays and DVDs were always purchased with that Replay Value in mind. It was a criteria that I only began to break away from once the Atmos and DTS:X release started to appear. Sadly as a result of Atmos and DTS:X I now own several movies that would be ranked very low in the Replay Value category. I truly appreciate you adding this to your review as this will now also help me make less of an impulse buy simple because its on "sale" or because it includes the new audio formats. This will once again help me streamline my collection which has grown outside of the available space in my Theater. Nowadays with movies making their way to Netflix and the likes much sooner than in the past, I can probably reserve my BD purchases to high ranking reply value movies.
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Is it time yet to separate the UHD reviews into their own subforum? It's getting quite irritating to try and wade through all the normal BD reviews when I'm only actively trying to find the UHD ones. The number of UHD discs is only going to keep growing.
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Is it time yet to separate the UHD reviews into their own subforum? It's getting quite irritating to try and wade through all the normal BD reviews when I'm only actively trying to find the UHD ones. The number of UHD discs is only going to keep growing.
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Is it time yet to separate the UHD reviews into their own subforum? It's getting quite irritating to try and wade through all the normal BD reviews when I'm only actively trying to find the UHD ones. The number of UHD discs is only going to keep growing.

Greetings,

The Blu-ray Review Database has a direct link to the UHD Review listings. The Database thread is stuck at the top of the review forum. Here is the link:

Blu-ray Review Database Thread


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NOT gonna happen Vaughn..


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Thumbs down Hacksaw Ridge Region B Blu Ray

Just got back form JB and was disgusted to discover the the rumours were correct, the Australian, or Region B release, DOES NOT HAVE DOLBY ATMOS or even a 7.1 track


It had DTS HD MA 5.1 and Dolby True HD 5.1 and there is no 4K release !!!!!!!!!
ICON have yet to respond to e-mail or FB post in 4 days and they did not return a phone call as promised, it's obvious that they hold us in extreme contempt
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