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post #31 of 97
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Originally Posted by fpconvert View Post

Can't load on 1400.
Loads on a 1500 but some text on menus missing.

Anyone else w/ this problem? With other machines?

Same problem here with the 1400. It's the only player I have, so at the very least I'm stuck until new FW is issued. I'm hearing a lot more reports...all pertaining to the 1400.
post #32 of 97
Rented this with Netflix since there was some bad word of mouth. All I can say to the people who think this looks awful, is maybe your standards are too high. On my Pioneer 151 it looked great and the soundtrack sounded wonderful. This excessive grain in some shots problem never stood out to me, in fact I was amazed at how well the picture with it's cheap special effects has held up. A definite buy for my collection.
post #33 of 97
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Originally Posted by Vonbek777 View Post

This excessive grain in some shots problem never stood out to me, in fact I was amazed at how well the picture with it's cheap special effects has held up. A definite buy for my collection.

Amen
post #34 of 97
Ghostbusters doesn't have cheap effects.
post #35 of 97
At the time they were cutting edge stuff.
post #36 of 97
I was specifically referring to the claymation dog demons. Everything else looked really great. Those looked a little cheap. Should have been more specific.
post #37 of 97
I'm a GB's fan and I have to admit that the new HD treatment only exposed the stop-motion "Dog" as being a little dated and cheesey. Other than those couple of scenes everything else looked better than ever.
post #38 of 97
It doesn't stop me from enjoying the movie. Still can scare the crap out of a kid. My 4 year old woke up and wanted a glass of water and caught a glimpse of the dogs, and promptly ran back to his room and hid under the covers. We had a slight pause to the movie as I explained the dogs weren't real just like the cyclops from 7th Voyage of Sinbad was make believe. Ah, to be a kid again.
post #39 of 97
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Originally Posted by Jason Priestley View Post

Was it me or was the audio mix real loud with respect to the ambient sounds relative to the dialogue? I kept raising and lowering the volume....

Thats called dynamic range. When played at reference there would be no issues at all.

The other option is to compress the soundtrack so that all sounds played at a relatively similar volume. Not the way to do it in my opinion.

My Blu Ray of Ghostbusters arrived on Thursday and i intend to watch it either tomorrow or Sunday.
post #40 of 97
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Originally Posted by FoxyMulder View Post

Thats called dynamic range. When played at reference there would be no issues at all.

I calibrated the movie to 11dB below reference, which was comfortable listening for me (I do this for every movie, and keep the results in a custom DB). I did not have any problems with having to adjust the volume at all.

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The other option is to compress the soundtrack so that all sounds played at a relatively similar volume. Not the way to do it in my opinion.

I agree completely.
post #41 of 97
So Dan Aykroyd was signing bottles of his vodka at BevMo in Walnut Creek CA tonight and I got to meet him and have him sign my Ghostbusters BD

Best part was I said "Looking good Lewis" to which he replied "Feeling good Billy Ray" LOVE IT!
post #42 of 97
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

So Dan Aykroyd was signing bottles of his vodka at BevMo in Walnut Creek CA tonight and I got to meet him and have him sign my Ghostbusters BD
Best part was I said "Looking good Lewis" to which he replied "Feeling good Billy Ray" LOVE IT!

Now that is uber cool!
post #43 of 97
Does anyone know if the Steelbook version being released November 5 in the UK is a remaster or improvement over the current Blu-ray?

Thanks.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008ML4PXW/ref=pe_3521_32550381_snp_dp

- G
post #44 of 97
Same disc
post #45 of 97
The sfx looked great to me. Did you expect Jurassic Park caliber fx in the pre-cg era? The gigantoid stay puft marshmallow man was both terrifying and hilarious.
post #46 of 97
You do realise you're responding to a post from 2009?
post #47 of 97
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Same disc

Thanks Mike.
post #48 of 97
Here we go again. Sony has announced GHOSTBUSTERS as one of their upcoming "Mastered in 4K" blurays set for release on May 14th. The disc also touts "expanded color."

The original BD release got a rather mixed response... will this new one be any better?
Edited by reanimator - 4/10/13 at 1:38am
post #49 of 97
Hope so. So mkuch detail was blown out that the old HD master looked better.

I watched Big trouble In Little China the other day and felt it too had similar problems.
post #50 of 97
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

Hope so. So mkuch detail was blown out that the old HD master looked better.

I watched Big trouble In Little China the other day and felt it too had similar problems.

The Big Trouble in Little China Blu-ray is the polar opposite of Ghostbusters. It looks excellent. Not sure what problem you had with it.
post #51 of 97
Josh, I watched it on television. I do not recall what channel. It was a 2.35:1 transfer and anytime there was an explosion or smoke with light, it was all blown out to pure white. No detail at all. My DVD had detail in this moments.
post #52 of 97
I didn't think the movie (Ghostbusters) on Bluray looked all that bad UNTIL the end sequence on the stairs at the top of the tower. Blown out highlights everywhere. Faces, smoke, etc. Just horrible.
post #53 of 97
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

Josh, I watched it on television. I do not recall what channel. It was a 2.35:1 transfer and anytime there was an explosion or smoke with light, it was all blown out to pure white. No detail at all. My DVD had detail in this moments.

May have been an older broadcast master. I believe the Blu-ray was a fresh scan.

The network may have also done something to screw it up.
post #54 of 97
The upcoming Blu-Ray is based on a fresh 4K scan and re-master. The Blu-Ray that came out a few years ago that everyone can get for $15 bucks is the older HD master made over six years ago for broadcast/DVD/and Blu-Ray.
post #55 of 97
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

The upcoming Blu-Ray is based on a fresh 4K scan and re-master.
I am up for that.
The first release is underwhelming.
post #56 of 97
And if this new BD is a significant step up, a brand new dilemma is introduced. If GHOSTBUSTERS is now mastered in 4k, doesn't it follow that a TRUE 4K version of GHOSTBUSTERS will be available via Sony's 4K server before the end of the year?

This is a good problem to have.smile.gif
post #57 of 97
possibly they are doing a higher/newer scan because of the upcoming GB 3????
post #58 of 97
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Originally Posted by KBMAN View Post

possibly they are doing a higher/newer scan because of the upcoming GB 3????
Most likely case...wink.gif
post #59 of 97
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

The upcoming Blu-Ray is based on a fresh 4K scan and re-master. The Blu-Ray that came out a few years ago that everyone can get for $15 bucks is the older HD master made over six years ago for broadcast/DVD/and Blu-Ray.

We were talking about Big Trouble in Little China there.

I hope you're right about Ghostbusters getting a fresh scan.
post #60 of 97
I am interested in what "Expanded Color" in the product description means. Is this a possible source for "deep color" that our BD players and TVs have been capable of for a while but have never had any content to make use of it?
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