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Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-09-2015, 12:59 AM
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Posted By PeterTHX
It's one thing to do a single static element at...

It's one thing to do a single static element at 4K/8K (with not a lot of polygons or hi-res texturing). It's a whole other ballgame to do feature film VFX at that, and today the vast majority are...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-09-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,663
Posted By PeterTHX
It does have a low bitrate, the VC-1 was done for...

It does have a low bitrate, the VC-1 was done for HD DVD. Looks good but could probably be even better.


Also from what I've read it had a 2.55 original aspect ratio, so it's cropped a bit. So...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-09-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6,980
Views: 545,292
Posted By PeterTHX
This is caused by the faulty bitstream clock in...

This is caused by the faulty bitstream clock in the MediaTek chipset the Oppo 93 uses. My Oppo 83 had the same issue. My current 103D does not.





I seriously doubt Oppo will have a 4K BD...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-02-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 127,363
Posted By PeterTHX
It's not a CG shot. Matter of fact ILM...

It's not a CG shot.


Matter of fact ILM called it their most difficult motion control shot of the film and were disappointed it was cut short in the final edit.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-01-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 127,363
Posted By PeterTHX
What CG shot? The only CG ship in THE...

What CG shot? The only CG ship in THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY is a few shots of the Excelsior when it gets hit by the Praxis shockwave, because it was much easier to composite a CG ship with a CG...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-28-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 127,363
Posted By PeterTHX
It's a "Director's Edition" not director's cut....

It's a "Director's Edition" not director's cut. Nick Meyer had final cut on the theatrical edition as well. It's not like TMP where Wise had literally no time to properly cut the film before...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-25-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 127,363
Posted By PeterTHX
1978's Superman: The Movie held that record (at...

1978's Superman: The Movie held that record (at the time) with $55 million.


TMP's $46 million budget reflected Paramount's attempt at starting a fourth network and the cost of all the scrapped...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-20-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6,980
Views: 545,292
Posted By PeterTHX
Does the Roku bitstream native DD+?

Does the Roku bitstream native DD+?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-20-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6,980
Views: 545,292
Posted By PeterTHX
Appreciated, but I was just surprised that D-VHS...

Appreciated, but I was just surprised that D-VHS was around long enough for HDMI outputs to begin with. I never saw any in person.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6,980
Views: 545,292
Posted By PeterTHX
Really? All I saw were FireWire and DVI......

Really? All I saw were FireWire and DVI... :confused:
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-19-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 127,363
Posted By PeterTHX
Trumbull used TONS of smoke on TMP. It was used...

Trumbull used TONS of smoke on TMP. It was used to promote scale (the further away an object is supposed to be, the more diffuse).


ILM used a bit of smoke to make the Spacedock interiors seem...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-19-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 127,363
Posted By PeterTHX
See, you don't have the original DVDs to directly...

See, you don't have the original DVDs to directly compare. I do and while the BDs have a host of issues they still look better.
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-16-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 45,570
Posted By PeterTHX
You mean the company that had HD-MA tracks and no...

You mean the company that had HD-MA tracks and no way to decode them for more than a year?
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-14-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,239
Posted By PeterTHX
It's not an upmix per se, they just clone the...

It's not an upmix per se, they just clone the surround L&R channels to the rear channels. No processing going on, just duplication.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6,251
Views: 673,910
Posted By PeterTHX
Video is neither loose nor tight.

Video is neither loose nor tight.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-13-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12,000
Views: 1,828,911
Posted By PeterTHX
No. ARC is a HDMI 1.4 feature. When the...

No.


ARC is a HDMI 1.4 feature. When the XBR4 was issued HDMI 1.3 was the standard available.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-12-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,239
Posted By PeterTHX
I have a feeling films originally mixed and...

I have a feeling films originally mixed and released in Dolby Atmos will benefit most from having the 5.1/7.1 "core" tracks played through DSU.
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-01-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 45,570
Posted By PeterTHX
You should care about true innovation. ...

You should care about true innovation.


Building a company around coattail riding and waiting to see what another company comes up with first is bad business.
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-31-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 45,570
Posted By PeterTHX
Typical DTS. Wait for Dolby to blaze the trail...

Typical DTS. Wait for Dolby to blaze the trail and then follow up and claim yours is the "best" and watch the fanboys eat it up.


DTS: Ours goes to "11"

...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 52,977
Posted By PeterTHX
Time to upgrade to a 103/103D. No buggy MediaTek...

Time to upgrade to a 103/103D. No buggy MediaTek chipset in there.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-26-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,812
Views: 434,240
Posted By PeterTHX
Personally a better picture was more important to...

Personally a better picture was more important to me so I got a 55" XBR 900B rather than a 60+ inch with less quality.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5,812
Views: 434,240
Posted By PeterTHX
Is your picture calibrated for that source? ...

Is your picture calibrated for that source?


Enhanced sharpness, brightness, etc. will bring out the artifacts in the picture. The TV is pretty sharp as it is and you're going to see every flaw...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-26-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,812
Views: 434,240
Posted By PeterTHX
How is the TVs fault for broadcast digital...

How is the TVs fault for broadcast digital compression?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,606
Posted By PeterTHX
Ended up going tonight, since the website updated...

Ended up going tonight, since the website updated with "3D-ATMOS" for their HFR presentation.


The Atmos was...disappointing. I could not really hear the ceiling speakers for the most part (as...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,812
Views: 434,240
Posted By PeterTHX
Anyone else now getting a huge lag when trying to...

Anyone else now getting a huge lag when trying to switch inputs since the last software update? Fresh batteries on multiple remotes.
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