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post #121 of 124
I get Bluray for 2 reasons. First is that I like to support the movies I enjoy and considering how many movies I have simple "downloaded" for free over the years, at this stage in my life my life I really feel obligated to pay some money back.

The second reason is that I love TrueHD and DTS-HD and no streaming service out there is able to duplicate that yet. I guess a 3rd reason would be that having a physical copy of the movie there is the best guarantee that you and your guests will be enjoying a movie without any technical difficulties.
post #122 of 124
Nope still plenty of stuff, well regarded films and classics even, that have yet to be released (or released in not literally broken form properly). We don't even have all the Hughes or Scorsese films yet.

The picture quality on streaming services stinks and the audio quality isn't tops either and you have no chance for extra and commentaries or alternate endings (which in the case of say Salt were pretty radically different, like what seemed to be a full 20 minutes re-shot!).

I believe that streaming movies is a terrible waste. It's clogging up all of our internet bandwidth for zero need and only to deliver a vastly inferior end product on top!
post #123 of 124
Originally Posted by lacasadelbluray View Post

well right now i have over 3300 titles and i do not have any intention to stop. Why? its cheaper than the movie theater, you can pause iit, go to bathrom, see it with unlimited amount of friends and family. Etc.



i have maybe 33.00 titles biggrin.gif
post #124 of 124
Originally Posted by nathanddrews View Post

It's pretty simple to grasp if you apply some math. The only caveats come down to loose technical definitions and marketing hype. Hopefully I can avoid both:

In additive RGB color (combining primary color channels to create white light), red, green, and blue channels are used to create all other colors rendered by each and every pixel on the screen. Bits are represented as 1s and 0s and with 8 bits you can have up to 256 (2^8) variations ("00000000", "01010101", "11111111", etc.). 3 additive primary color channels, 8 bits per additive primary color channel, 24 total bits to be expressed per pixel (24bpp). Thus, each pixel can display up to 16.7 million (2^24) color variations. This is the conventional 24-bit "true color" environment.

Deep Color simply moves beyond the 8-bit color channel to include 10-bit, 12-bit, and 16-bit color channels. The move to 10-bit color channels would allow for 1024 (2^10) variations per additive primary color channel, resulting in 30bpp, which amounts to just over 1 billion (2^30) color variations. 12-bit and 16-bit color channels would result in 36bpp and 48bpp, respectively. Allowing for 68 billion and 281 trillion colors, respectively. You can see how adding just 2 extra bits per color channel allows for insane gains in color reproduction.

The problem right now is that the industry plays things really fast and loose with the terminology. Deep Color stickers are slapped onto everything. No Blu-ray comes with anything more than 8-bit color channels. Most HDTVs, monitors, projectors, phones, and laptop screens are 6-bit or 8-bit displays. 10-bit displays are available, but carry a premium.

*When you select 32-bit color on your computer, it is a misnomer. This is actually still 24bpp color, but adds another 8-bit "alpha" channel for opacity or translucency flags to be composite processing. It doesn't add more colors. These alpha channels can be added to any color space, allowing up to 64bpp processing when applied to a 16-bit/channel 48bpp color scheme. However, if you have a 10-bit display and the necessary hardware on your computer, then you can enable 10-bit (30bpp) color for games or graphic design, etc.

ah...ok. Yeah, that could be more beneficial. thx

so my panny blu ray player has a deep color setting but at this point its pretty meaningless?

dang...281 trillion colors?! eek.gif im not sure if our universe even has the 1 billion! tongue.gif

wonder if there is a study to how many different colors the human eye can see...
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