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post #241 of 463
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Originally Posted by RBFilms View Post

Hi Ralph,

Did you send a request to me?

I am happy to get you a review copy.

Please send me an e-mail with a request and your mailing address.

E-Mail: rcasey@rbfilms.com

Greetings,

My copy arrived yesterday but thank you for the offer.

Regards,
post #242 of 463
Just received the copy I ordered from Amazon. On the back it says 1080i. What a letdown, since it clearly was shot 1080pSF or 1080p. I could tell that when looking at the PBS OTA video (network feed, not via an OTA affiliate) in the VideoReDo program.

By stepping through the frames, the 2-3 cadence is clearly there.

Whomever reviews this BD release should clearly reduce points for PBS using their air master for this release, instead of using a 1080p23.976 master.
post #243 of 463
Ralph and Lee,

Would it be possible to include references to technical items about the filming you include in your reviews as a footnote or something. For example, in Ralph's review of The Sound of Music, in the Video section you mention that a filter/lens/thingy was applied to some shots to cause a very soft/blurred image. I would like to know more about that. Possibly you learned about it from the extras, another website, an email enquiry to the studio, etc. and possibly you just know that and can't remember where from.

It would be nice to know where the info came from. If possible thanks.

And keep up the good work gents
post #244 of 463
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

Just received the copy I ordered from Amazon. On the back it says 1080i. What a letdown, since it clearly was shot 1080pSF or 1080p. I could tell that when looking at the PBS OTA video (network feed, not via an OTA affiliate) in the VideoReDo program.

By stepping through the frames, the 2-3 cadence is clearly there.

Whomever reviews this BD release should clearly reduce points for PBS using their air master for this release, instead of using a 1080p23.976 master.

"Sherlock" is 1080i also...FYI.
post #245 of 463
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

"Sherlock" is 1080i also...FYI.

The source for that is 1080 25fps. Don't know if it was shot interlaced or progressive. 1080 25fps material will never get the 1080p23.976 treatment, or at least shouldn't.

Me, I buy the original 1080 25fps Blu-ray releases, as the BBC doesn't region code their Blu-rays and my Sony player will happily play them.
post #246 of 463
OK, so I had no idea where to post this thought, and figured this was the most logically place to do so.
How many of you are "overly" protective of your blu-ray collection? I am! I really like to buy blu-ray's and keep them in pristine condition, but I have 2 young kids who know where my "stash" is. They love to get in the drawer and pull out the movies, look at them, open them up, pull them out of the sleeves and, gasp, gnaw on the cardboard sleeve on some of them. My wife doesn't understand that I'm a perfectionist when it comes to the things I collect, and I have a feeling that there's more of you out there than just me who get tired of people disorganizing and destroying our meticulously maintained collection. Or am I alone...
post #247 of 463
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Originally Posted by Josh's HT View Post

OK, so I had no idea where to post this thought, and figured this was the most logically place to do so.
How many of you are "overly" protective of your blu-ray collection? I am! I really like to buy blu-ray's and keep them in pristine condition, but I have 2 young kids who know where my "stash" is. They love to get in the drawer and pull out the movies, look at them, open them up, pull them out of the sleeves and, gasp, gnaw on the cardboard sleeve on some of them. My wife doesn't understand that I'm a perfectionist when it comes to the things I collect, and I have a feeling that there's more of you out there than just me who get tired of people disorganizing and destroying our meticulously maintained collection. Or am I alone...

Greetings,



You're definitely NOT alone Josh. You need to secure that drawer!

Regards,
post #248 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,



You're definitely NOT alone Josh. You need to secure that drawer!

Regards,

Thanks Ralph for reassuring me of my sanity. I've since last night moved them to their new "home" and hopefully they will be much more safe and cozy, free from the terrors of my 4.5 year old and 2 year old.
post #249 of 463
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Originally Posted by Josh's HT View Post

Thanks Ralph for reassuring me of my sanity. I've since last night moved them to their new "home" and hopefully they will be much more safe and cozy, free from the terrors of my 4.5 year old and 2 year old.

Greetings,

Glad to hear it Josh!

Regards,

Ralph
post #250 of 463
Ralph or Lee,

When do you think you'll be able to review the following?

1. Salt
2. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
3. Step Up 3D
4. Easy A

Happy Holidays.

Cheers
post #251 of 463
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Originally Posted by JamE55 View Post

Ralph or Lee,

When do you think you'll be able to review the following?

1. Salt
2. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
3. Step Up 3D
4. Easy A

Happy Holidays.

Cheers

Greetings,

Lee is covering Salt and Easy A. Look for Salt to be posted soon. Easy A only arrived a few days ago so it will be a few more days on that.

Wall Street hasn't arrived as of yet. I have Step Up 3 and wil have it done early next week. I am swamped and have reviews pending for:

The Town
Legend of the Guardians
Despicable me

All of these titles arrived on or after street date so I am a little backed up.

Regards,
post #252 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post
Greetings,

Lee is covering Salt and Easy A. Look for Salt to be posted soon. Easy A only arrived a few days ago so it will be a few more days on that.

Wall Street hasn't arrived as of yet. I have Step Up 3 and wil have it done early next week. I am swamped and have reviews pending for:

The Town
Legend of the Guardians
Despicable me

All of these titles arrived on or after street date so I am a little backed up.

Regards,
Sweet! Already have those two on order. Thanks again Ralph!

Cheers
post #253 of 463
Hello, is there any plans to review the 300 blu ray? I could seem to find it in the existing reviews. Thanks.
post #254 of 463
Not sure if this is the right spot for this post but here goes...
I am looking for a music BD that will highlight my recently purchased surround set up. I love rock music but I am thinking that a BD of classical music would be awesome. Does anyone know of a BD that features great audio and video, preferably classical/symphony orchestra or jazz? I am open to other suggestions outside of that as well.
post #255 of 463
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Originally Posted by thedude417 View Post

Not sure if this is the right spot for this post but here goes...
I am looking for a music BD that will highlight my recently purchased surround set up. I love rock music but I am thinking that a BD of classical music would be awesome. Does anyone know of a BD that features great audio and video, preferably classical/symphony orchestra or jazz? I am open to other suggestions outside of that as well.

I dont know about your subject matter, but i can tell you Celine Dion Live in Las Vegas has awesome sound and picture, and the wild upbeat song RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH on that BD is so incredible, its the first thing i show people on my system. Its followed by the song from Titanic which is almost like classical music. But RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH looks great and sounds beyond belief when really turned up loud.
post #256 of 463
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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post
I dont know about your subject matter, but i can tell you Celine Dion Live in Las Vegas has awesome sound and picture, and the wild upbeat song RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH on that BD is so incredible, its the first thing i show people on my system. Its followed by the song from Titanic which is almost like classical music. But RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH looks great and sounds beyond belief when really turned up loud.
Not really my style but perhaps. What other concert blu ray's do you have?
post #257 of 463
I have a few suggestions:
(Up-Front Disclaimer. We produced some, not all, of the discs listed here. However, I would recommend them even if we had nothing to do with them.)


For some of the best sounding Stereo CD's in the world:

Anything from Mapleshade Records & Wildchild Records



For Music with No Video:

Any of the Monster Music DVD Superdiscs are a good choice ... especially the 96/24 versions. They all feature DTS Surround. I would suggest the two (2) George Benson Albums as they are both 96/24.

Chesky Records has a few surround discs featuring 96/24 resolution. Some of the stuff is a bit odd, but some it is very fun.




For Audio with Video:

96/24 - Nature's Journey - Blu-ray Disc

96/24 - Chronos Blu-ray - Blu-ray Disc



For Movie Clips & System Calibration & to Show Off your System

Disney WOW - World of Wonder - Blu-ray Disc
(Featuring Soundtracks in 5.1 and 7.1 DTS Master Audio Mastered using an analog Tube Chain, The Video is also Mastered at extreme encode rates up to 40mbp/s. The disc meets or exceeds the Digital Reference Standard (DRS) for optimal system performance and makes a great presentation & demonstration disc.)

I am sure there are many more choices ... but all of these I know personally.


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Originally Posted by thedude417 View Post


Not sure if this is the right spot for this post but here goes...

I am looking for a music BD that will highlight my recently purchased surround set up. I love rock music but I am thinking that a BD of classical music would be awesome. Does anyone know of a BD that features great audio and video, preferably classical/symphony orchestra or jazz? I am open to other suggestions outside of that as well.
post #258 of 463
Richard,

I totally agree about the Disney WOW - World of Wonder Blu-ray disc. Not only does it have easy to follow calibration instructions for all technical levels, the demo sequences are jaw-dropping. Kudos to your team on the production of the disc.

Best,
post #259 of 463
For audio nirvana and if you have a system capable of reproducing it:

http://www.2l.no/

I'm talking DTS HD MA 192kHz/24 bit 5.1 LPCM 192kHz/24 bit STEREO

Wild stuff.

Divertimenti-Hybrid-SACD-Blu-Ray-Disc happens to be my personal favorite.
post #260 of 463
Thank you Dave. We went through some exceptional measures to assure a reference level of quality on the disc for most of the content.

Check out the the soundtracks on a few of the demo clips and the VISIONS content. Also, if you have a properly calibrated sub-woofer...check out the DRS Logo soundtrack.

Thanks again for your support. It is responses like these that motivate us to continue producing new products...

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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post
Richard,

I totally agree about the Disney WOW - World of Wonder Blu-ray disc. Not only does it have easy to follow calibration instructions for all technical levels, the demo sequences are jaw-dropping. Kudos to your team on the production of the disc.

Best,
post #261 of 463
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Originally Posted by RBFilms View Post

Thank you Dave. We went through some exceptional measures to assure a reference level of quality on the disc for most of the content.

Check out the the soundtracks on a few of the demo clips and the VISIONS content. Also, if you have a properly calibrated sub-woofer...check out the DRS Logo soundtrack.

Thanks again for your support. It is responses like these that motivate us to continue producing new products...

Will do. Merry Christmas!
post #262 of 463
Hey Ralph and Lee: You guys are the greatest - thx so much.
Suggestion: quite a number of us are having problems with newer BR titles because of BD-Live and other new features that cause longer and longer load times and playback glitches. I know that sometimes these issues are specific to the player used. Have you considered mentioning any playback issues in your reviews?
post #263 of 463
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Originally Posted by J.Mike Ferrara View Post

Hey Ralph and Lee: You guys are the greatest - thx so much.
Suggestion: quite a number of us are having problems with newer BR titles because of BD-Live and other new features that cause longer and longer load times and playback glitches. I know that sometimes these issues are specific to the player used. Have you considered mentioning any playback issues in your reviews?

Greetings,

Great to hear from you J.Mike! I include any problems with playback in my reviews as does Lee. I rarely mention load times unless I find them to be excessive.

Thanks for the post and don't be a stranger.


Regards,
post #264 of 463
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Originally Posted by J.Mike Ferrara View Post

Hey Ralph and Lee: You guys are the greatest - thx so much.
Suggestion: quite a number of us are having problems with newer BR titles because of BD-Live and other new features that cause longer and longer load times and playback glitches. I know that sometimes these issues are specific to the player used. Have you considered mentioning any playback issues in your reviews?

I didn't think anyone actually used BD Live...
post #265 of 463
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

I didn't think anyone actually used BD Live...

Yeah, me too. I have no problems with blurays, my Panny is 2 years old and never has had a firmware upgrade, and everything plays on it, but of course i am not hooked up to the internet. Those features on BD's just dont interest me.
post #266 of 463
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I didn't think anyone actually used BD Live...

Well Jeff, I've offically unhooked my LG 390 from the Net. It's been a great BR player, but I sure am excited by the new Oppo 93.
post #267 of 463
Any plans on reviewing the Lemmy Blu-ray ? It isn't released yet, but reviewers have been sent early copies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-_Ol3XT6F0

http://www.lemmymovie.com/

http://www.amazon.ca/Lemmy-Percent-M...5040397&sr=1-1
post #268 of 463
RALPH POTTS:

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Originally Posted by soberparty View Post

Hello, I was looking for your review on the movie: Face Off with Cage and Travolta. I was also looking forward to seeing your ratings for sound, picture quality etc. Its from all the way back in 1996. But I dont know when the blu ray came out. I know its out- just dont know when it was released.

I do believe it warrants a review though. Hope you take the time to review it for all of us here at AVM.

If I am wrong, and youve already reviewed it, please forgive me, and send me the link. But I hope that the time I spent cycling through every review here was time well spent.

heres to hoping you like it enough to review it soon!
post #269 of 463
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Originally Posted by soberparty View Post

RALPH POTTS:



If I am wrong, and youve already reviewed it, please forgive me, and send me the link. But I hope that the time I spent cycling through every review here was time well spent.

heres to hoping you like it enough to review it soon!

Greetings,

I haven't reviewed Face Off. I own it on HD DVD and enjoy it. Seeing as it has already been released on Blu-ray and I didn't initially receive it for review I probably won't get around to it. If the opportunity presents itself and time permits I may put something together.

For future reference we have a Blu-ray Disc review database here with alphabetized links to all of our reviews so that readers like yourself don't have to pour over pages searching for a particular review. Here is the link:

AVSForum Blu-ray Disc review database

Regards,
post #270 of 463
okay thank you
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