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post #421 of 686
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Originally Posted by nyc1962 View Post

I'm sure something must be incorrect in the settings on either the BD player the TV. Both are Sony.

Not necessarily- the disc may be encoded incorrectly. Some of the SD bonus material on the North American Blue Velvet disc is encoded the same way.
post #422 of 686
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Originally Posted by spectator View Post

Not necessarily- the disc may be encoded incorrectly. Some of the SD bonus material on the North American Blue Velvet disc is encoded the same way.

Thanks- If that's the case I'm glad that i kept the bonus content SD DVDs from the old 2 disc Special Editions.

If this is an encoding error, I'm surprised that no one else has complained.
post #423 of 686
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

That's certainly true. I haven't watched it recently, so I don't know why that would be (barring technical issues). Perhaps its sound design wasn't as "aggressive" as some of the other films?
The other Bond films that have similarly low audio bitrates include For Your Eyes Only (2262 kbps), Die Another Day (2335 kbps), and The World Is Not Enough (2425 kbps), and the aforementioned The Living Daylights (2707 kbps).
Theatrically TND had one of the best surround mixes I've ever heard. The UE was quite good though the volume had been raised to be a bit louder and compressed.
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

I always used it as a Laserdisc sound demo
Now I've really got to get a copy just to match my Goldeneye which is a sound demo disc for me.
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Really I thought Licence to Kill and Living Daylights were 5.1 only
Nope they have their original 2.0 surround tracks, but of course on these lossy DD tracks they are very compressed. AVTAK 2.0 on the UE was always rather loud and boomy on this which I found surprising for the Dolby Surround format. The LD is far better with everything much more natural and defined. TLD sounds incredible on LD as well.
post #424 of 686
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Originally Posted by captainsolo View Post

Theatrically TND had one of the best surround mixes I've ever heard. The UE was quite good though the volume had been raised to be a bit louder and compressed.
Now I've really got to get a copy just to match my Goldeneye which is a sound demo disc for me.
Nope they have their original 2.0 surround tracks, but of course on these lossy DD tracks they are very compressed. AVTAK 2.0 on the UE was always rather loud and boomy on this which I found surprising for the Dolby Surround format. The LD is far better with everything much more natural and defined. TLD sounds incredible on LD as well.
I checked out the audio options on TLD last night, glad the option is there , I honestly thought is had a 70mm blow up but it just had trailers in 70mm
post #425 of 686
The Spy Who Loved Me: I checked it out last night: Out of 5, I give it a 4 on the picture quality. I felt that MGM/Fox could have a better job on the video quality. I think the majority will find it better than the UE 2006 editions and I agree it's better but I don't feel it the blu ray has that wow factor. The audio is what I expected, pretty good.
Will check out You Only Live Twice later.
post #426 of 686
I still haven't looked at my set yet. I opened it up but I haven't ripped them to my server yet. I think I might leave some of these for me to watch around the holidays.
post #427 of 686
I picked up my set yesterday
I would have liked a title above each disc with the name of the disc--all it has is the year--will look to a nice way of doing this
The way they fit into the sleeves can cover the disc title
Would have been great in gold type of the title above each disc
I would have also liked a few extra sleeves put in as I am going to put in NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN in the extras sleeve and also would have liked CASINO ROYALE with David Niven disc to go in.
Boy are THE NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN blurays gone thru the roof because they are rare and not in the boxset.
Some up around $200 just for Never Say Never Again
bugga I sold mine for $10 not long ago--it was region A and wouldnt play on my bluray region B players--end up ripping it putting it on media hdd for my media players
By the way I was disappointed in the quality of GOLDENEYE
I found the video not crisp and some of the older titles are better
The audio didnt seem to have much dynamic range in some scenes that I HEARD SOUND BETTER
Particularly in the begininng when he is coming down the dam face and shoots into the concrete--have heard this sound better
Have yet to watch the whole disc--just skipped thru as this is my fav Bond film
Edited by denass - 9/29/12 at 9:48pm
post #428 of 686
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Originally Posted by denass View Post

I picked up my set yesterday
I would have liked a title above each disc with the name of the disc--all it has is the year
The way they fit into the sleeves can cover the disc title
Would have been great in gold type of the title above each disc
I would have also liked a few extra sleeves put in as I am going to put in NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN in the extras sleeve and also would have liked CASINO ROYALE with David Niven disc to go in.
Boy are THE NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN blurays gone thru the roof because they are rare and not in the boxset.
Some up around $200 just for Never Say Never Again
bugga I sold mine for $10 not long ago--it was region A and wouldnt play on my bluray region B players--end up ripping it putting it on media hdd for my media players

I had no idea Never Say Never Again went OOP. Does anyone know why? It was always a $10 BD here in Canada. I know that's what I paid for it.

Anyways, count me as someone not too thrilled with the packaging. None of my discs were scratched, but damn were they held tightly in place. I had to forcefully pull each one out. And once I took them out I wasn't putting them back in because of it. I ordered four 6-disc blu-ray cases that night and now have them all nicely inside them.
post #429 of 686
A shame about Goldeneye it is one of my favorites.
I remember the old laser disc being really great.
Any chance this set drops to $135 during the holidays?
post #430 of 686
SInce I purchased the set for $150, I fully expect it to be available somewhere for $100 or less. That happens every year I get a box set in the second half of the year. Someone always seems to offer a special low price for it around the holidays. Makingme wish I had waited.
post #431 of 686
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Originally Posted by bokes View Post

Any chance this set drops to $135 during the holidays?

Are you really going to let 68 cents per movie be the deciding factor for buying this set?

Mark
post #432 of 686
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Originally Posted by Mark Booth View Post

Are you really going to let 68 cents per movie be the deciding factor for buying this set?
Mark

Yup.
I have been burned too many times paying new release price.
Some titles dropped from $29 to 9.99.
I don't need to buy and watch right away anyway- I can wait.
post #433 of 686
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Originally Posted by bokes View Post

Yup.
I have been burned too many times paying new release price.
Some titles dropped from $29 to 9.99.
I don't need to buy and watch right away anyway- I can wait.
I agree on waiting with the exception of the Bond discs. I will not buy season 5 of Mad Men when it's released, I bought the first 4 seasons when they had it on sale for $8.99 each and that's the price I will be looking for on season 5. Eventually all these discs drop in price.
post #434 of 686
All the discs are scratched if you look hard enough.
Not damagingly so,only visible in certain light. Like the scuffs you see accumulate on your glasses.
Edited by Fanboyz - 10/1/12 at 12:22pm
post #435 of 686
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Originally Posted by denass View Post

I picked up my set yesterday
I would have liked a title above each disc with the name of the disc--all it has is the year--will look to a nice way of doing this
The way they fit into the sleeves can cover the disc title
Would have been great in gold type of the title above each disc
I would have also liked a few extra sleeves put in as I am going to put in NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN in the extras sleeve and also would have liked CASINO ROYALE with David Niven disc to go in.
Boy are THE NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN blurays gone thru the roof because they are rare and not in the boxset.
Some up around $200 just for Never Say Never Again
bugga I sold mine for $10 not long ago--it was region A and wouldnt play on my bluray region B players--end up ripping it putting it on media hdd for my media players
By the way I was disappointed in the quality of GOLDENEYE
I found the video not crisp and some of the older titles are better
The audio didnt seem to have much dynamic range in some scenes that I HEARD SOUND BETTER
Particularly in the begininng when he is coming down the dam face and shoots into the concrete--have heard this sound better
Have yet to watch the whole disc--just skipped thru as this is my fav Bond film

I wouldn't buy Never Say Never Again on bluray. I rented it from Netflix last year and the PQ was crap. I give it a 3 out of 5.
It's a shame regarding Goldeneye. Unfortunately we are stuck with it. MGM doesn't really have the cash flow to support a loss on a recall and re-issue program.
post #436 of 686
Thread Starter 
Never is a poor remake, but the pq beats half this set
post #437 of 686
I have a problem with "You Only Live Twice" stuttering and then freezing in Chapter 22 after the "thread event". Different players (Oppo BDP-93 and Panny BDT 210) produced the same result after cleaning the disc. Anyone else experience this?
post #438 of 686
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Originally Posted by Rich_McCracken View Post

I have a problem with "You Only Live Twice" stuttering and then freezing in Chapter 22 after the "thread event". Different players (Oppo BDP-93 and Panny BDT 210) produced the same result after cleaning the disc. Anyone else experience this?

Watched it last night, it was fine.
post #439 of 686
I am only interested in the previously unreleased titles (unless there has been major changes) so I have no interest in the boxset, but I have yet to see much beyond a tiny few screenshots. Also does frozen film grain still plague sky scenes?
post #440 of 686
What's the deal with the retailer exclusives that are supposed to be coming out tomorrow? Wal-Mart has been promoting theirs rather heavily, but I went to both Best Buy and Target today, and neither had any idea what I was talking about.
post #441 of 686
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Originally Posted by mumbles3k View Post

What's the deal with the retailer exclusives that are supposed to be coming out tomorrow? Wal-Mart has been promoting theirs rather heavily, but I went to both Best Buy and Target today, and neither had any idea what I was talking about.

confused.gif
This set has been out since last Tuesday. The 'sale week' is already over with.
Today Target had it for $170 - matching Amazon's price.
post #442 of 686
I didn't mean the set. I was talking about the individual movies that Target, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart are supposed to get as exclusives. They're each getting 3 of the films that had not been released yet. Wal-Mart has theirs up on their website, but the other two have no mention of them at all.
post #443 of 686
I pre-ordered the three individual releases exclusive to Wal-Mart, and I found the three Target releases in store this morning. I'm going to try to swing by Best Buy today to look for the final three, but it would've been nice if there website would've allowed me to reserve them for in-store pickup. mad.gif
post #444 of 686
I went to Target this morning and they only got 1 each of the James Bond exclusives mad.gif
post #445 of 686
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Originally Posted by Paul Arnette View Post

I pre-ordered the three individual releases exclusive to Wal-Mart, and I found the three Target releases in store this morning. I'm going to try to swing by Best Buy today to look for the final three, but it would've been nice if there website would've allowed me to reserve them for in-store pickup. mad.gif

There is a reason why Best Buy didn't want those titles in their website: They want people to buy the boxset. Higher profit for them.
post #446 of 686
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Originally Posted by daniels1994 View Post

I wouldn't buy Never Say Never Again on bluray. I rented it from Netflix last year and the PQ was crap. I give it a 3 out of 5.

The PQ on Never Say Never Again is fine. The movie was shot with a lot of mist filters that limit the amount of detail in the source.
post #447 of 686
I have the BD of "Never Say Never Again" coming to me from Netflix. I'll need to watch it later this week.
post #448 of 686
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Originally Posted by mumbles3k View Post

What's the deal with the retailer exclusives that are supposed to be coming out tomorrow? Wal-Mart has been promoting theirs rather heavily, but I went to both Best Buy and Target today, and neither had any idea what I was talking about.

None of the Best Buys or Walmarts in my area (northeast Massachusetts) had any of the exclusives in stock either. The BB website wasn't even showing the discs and the Walmart website stated that all but one of their exclusives was already sold out online. Target was fully stocked on their exclusives (which, naturally, were among the weakest entries in the system). Typical poor retail service.

I know these retailers want to steer us towards the box set but I already own the 13 BluRays from last year and absolutely hate box sets as the discholders typically stink and lead to unnecessary scratches.
post #449 of 686
Never Say Never Again can still be purchased relatively cheap from Asia (for about USD 25,00). And it's the same disc that was available in the US before.

I believe the cheapest place is yesa-asia with their free internationla shipping.
post #450 of 686
WHAT A DISASTER!!

After driving to a three exclusive retailers only Target had their exclusive Bond blu-rays in stock. Wal-Mart had them on their website but none at the store I went to. Best Buy did not have them in their store or online and nobody knew anything about them. All told this took me 2+ hours of "checking" and "waiting" at the stores.

I don't want to hear any studios complaining any more to consumers about poor catalog blu-ray sales!
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