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I see slight DNR throughout myself, it is there all the time

-Gary

Gary, you rabble rouser. You always have to be the rebel.

You didn't wear those dark shades that you used to wear in you avatar pic when you watched this did you?

I don’t see it buddy. There are perfect examples of excellent porous detail in faces. Regardless, I’m done arguing over a poor transfer. Based on the encode we were given it’s really tit-for-tat. So it doesn’t matter who is right here (added DNR/no added DNR). Either way this film deserved/needs a new transfer.
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HD-DVD vs dvd comparisons:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...eich=the_mummy
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Originally Posted by Kram Sacul View Post

I'm not sure about that... Rachel Weisz is missing some freckles on the BRD side.

If we are going to be doing comparisons based on her face, this shot is really not a good choice, given that her face is shaded by the hat in this shot. A better choice would be a shot from one of the indoor scenes in this part of the movie.
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HD-DVD vs dvd comparisons:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...eich=the_mummy

Great site that....Clearly shows the differences between HD media and DVD.....Also useful for showing if it's got DNR or EE....I bookmarked it.
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Riiiiiiight, like this shot won't be in the Mummy thread
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Riiiiiiight, like this shot won't be in the Mummy thread



Now those are my kind of comparison pics.
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Finally!!! After reading nothing but rave reviews on the PQ of Mummy I finally got around to watching it last night and I sat there thinking "did everyone NOT see what I'm seeing"? There was lots of Edge Enhancement throughout, a few out of focus scenes, definate DNR. At one point even my wife (who never says anything about pq or aq) asked "why are some of the scenes blurry, its distracting"! Like I said, after all the hoopla over the pq I was begining to think my equipment surely must be malfunctioning but atlast I found this thread and am relieved to see I'm not the only one who saw all this. Don't get me wrong, the pq still looks pretty good (especially on close ups) but I was expected sooo much more. I really think alot of times it comes down to what size screen people are viewing on pq of movies. I'm watching on a 118 inch carada brilliant white screen and Sony black pearl projector. One concern I do have and I haven't seen anyone mention it here yet is that during the really dark scenes when they are in the tomb there appeared to be some sort of ghosting going on which I think may have to do with some settings I need to change or something? For example when somebody moved in the dark it almost looked like a faint outline of the person moving next to them in, Any tips. OR is there supposed to be some slight shadow effect?Also could somebody clarify that the scene where the guy gets his eyes taken out by MUMMY that the scene has alot of grain or something to that affect? The scene is really dark but dimly lit by the guys torch and the side walls that are lit by the torch appear to look wierd or have lots of grain. Just want to make sure its not my projector or something causing this.
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Originally Posted by MACCA350 View Post

Thanks for the info.

I just ran them through soundforge and they all seem to have similar frequency roll off, although that could be attributed to the AVR's crossover which was set to 250Hz for the tests.

THD


DTS


One other thing I noticed is they all seem to contain some info from the main channels ie voices(even the THD track) so I'm assuming that they didn't have a discrete LFE channel in the original mix and in this case had to create one for all the mixes, but this could be due to crosstalk from the AVR.

I might have a play with some more recent movies.

cheers

Can you post a bigger picture?

Thanks.
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tested the blu ray tonight
some shots are great some ugly like a scene in the begining of attack in the desert (shots of horsemen in the far) or the view of the port and boat when rachel weiss and her brother arrive (just before, a wide view of the port and the ship: ugly, massive softness)
but probably these are in the source

although the contrast is a bit hot and the EE/DNR sometimes (too often) there.

now bear in mind this was viewed on a 170 MP scope screen... it has NO pitty whatsoever for the source.

just before that i tested a bit of Whyatt Earp: love this transfer; feels so natural. it's not as sharp as 'no country for old men' but i like it.

anyway the mummy is uneven. but you see the HD+ of course.
dvd are pixelated, marred with compression (micro/macro) and haze (so many dvds) when BLOWN UP to giant screens.
up to 100'' there's tolerance reserve but beyond oh my.....

bottom line : internet reviewing websites should try reviewing HD on big screens... (not the typical 50' plasma)
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Is The Scorpion King DNRed too?
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Just found this:

Universal strikes again:

http://www.dark-red.de/mummy/b_h_mummy_5.html

Unfortunately I dumped the HD DVD already.
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Is that a new transfer for the German disc? I'm gonna have to check mine again (US version).
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Originally Posted by Xylon View Post

Is that a new transfer for the German disc? I'm gonna have to check mine again (US version).

No the German disc was released about the same time as the US.
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Originally Posted by Rathbone View Post

Just found this:

Universal strikes again:

http://www.dark-red.de/mummy/b_h_mummy_5.html

Unfortunately I dumped the HD DVD already.

Holy crap, is that real? If it is that's the exact same "scratch removal" software that removed all those spears, arrows and fireballs in Gladiator.
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Seems that way. I bet if you look hard enough you'll find such things also in other movies like Mummy 2, Scorpion King etc.

Here's another one, but not as severe as the first shot:

http://www.dark-red.de/mummy/b_h_mummy_9.html
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