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post #181 of 824
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Originally Posted by R Johnson View Post

Not being an "insider", I have no hard numbers, but there are quite a few movie theaters that have full 4K projectors. The Sony SXRD projectors as deployed at the AMC theaters (and other places) are all 4K. The DLP projectors are mostly 2K, but 4K DLP projectors have been installed recently and some 2K models are upgradable to 4K.

I prefer the DLP showings over the Sony 4K projectors. But the DLP theater is also the 3D theater at AMC.
post #182 of 824
I gotta say, that this...



...looks pretty damn good.

My initial impressions weren't great, however. Then I compared it with the previous release and it was like a veil had been lifted. Color, clarity, resolution, all greatly improved. Proper grain, as opposed to that mushy mixture of what was left of grain and instead more video noise, that's on the older disc(s). The only negative aspect, was some extremely minor haloing here and there.

Spider-Man 2 now please, Sony. Pretty please.
post #183 of 824
Any impressions out there about the new versions of GLORY or TAXI DRIVER compared to their previous releases? I'm quite happy with both these titles and am wondering how much will be gained on a 1080p system.
post #184 of 824
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Originally Posted by steel_breeze View Post

Any impressions out there about the new versions of GLORY or TAXI DRIVER compared to their previous releases? I'm quite happy with both these titles and am wondering how much will be gained on a 1080p system.

Two titles I am interested in as well smile.gif
post #185 of 824
yES i AM. i CAN'T WAIT
post #186 of 824
I wonder why the press release and marketing hype for these releases doesn't contain any comparison screenshots..... you know, so you can see just how much better the picture quality is compared to the previous bluray releases.....

raoul_duke can you take a screengrab from your old and new spiderman blurays at the same picture to illustrate what you are saying?
post #187 of 824
They're pulling out all the stops for their "4K" introduction. My tongue is hanging out for those titles, NOT.biggrin.gif And....I'm really going to start buying movies in 4K ALL OVER AGAIN....when hell freezes over. Only if they take my Blu-rays for a 75% trade-in.mad.gif
post #188 of 824
One would think they would pick movies that are visual feasts, not just whatever was closest to the mastering station...
post #189 of 824
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Originally Posted by techman707 View Post

They're pulling out all the stops for their "4K" introduction. My tongue is hanging out for those titles, NOT.biggrin.gif And....I'm really going to start buying movies in 4K ALL OVER AGAIN....when hell freezes over. Only if they take my Blu-rays for a 75% trade-in.mad.gif

Yeah.. I ain't buying nothing else til this all gets sorted out.. 4k, HDMI 2.0, 8k, it never stops.. rolleyes.gif
post #190 of 824
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

I've dropped the size of these down drastically, but you still get an idea of just how improved the contrast is.*









*Not my screenshots.

I did not realize how illimunaited out Ghostbusters was. Then again, I have not see it in decades.
post #191 of 824
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

I gotta say, that this...



...looks pretty damn good.

My initial impressions weren't great, however. Then I compared it with the previous release and it was like a veil had been lifted. Color, clarity, resolution, all greatly improved. Proper grain, as opposed to that mushy mixture of what was left of grain and instead more video noise, that's on the older disc(s). The only negative aspect, was some extremely minor haloing here and there.

Spider-Man 2 now please, Sony. Pretty please.


The New SUPERBIT BLURAY EDITION wink.gif
post #192 of 824
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Originally Posted by KBMAN View Post

The New SUPERBIT BLURAY EDITION wink.gif

Right, that's pretty much it!

A good transfer in AVC 1080p is good enough until the REAL next format comes out.. too many suckers out there that's why they keep pulling this move every few years.. very weak imo
post #193 of 824
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Originally Posted by R Johnson View Post

Not being an "insider", I have no hard numbers, but there are quite a few movie theaters that have full 4K projectors. The Sony SXRD projectors as deployed at the AMC theaters (and other places) are all 4K. The DLP projectors are mostly 2K, but 4K DLP projectors have been installed recently and some 2K models are upgradable to 4K.
Total 39,580 screens in the US (2011). Last number I heard was that roughly 14000 screens was 4K equipped, majority was Sony Cine Alta SXRD 4K projectors.
post #194 of 824
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Originally Posted by coolscan View Post

Total 39,580 screens in the US (2011). Last number I heard was that roughly 14000 screens was 4K equipped, majority was Sony Cine Alta SXRD 4K projectors.

That's weak, again. But it shows you who's pushing it..
post #195 of 824
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

Right, that's pretty much it!

A good transfer in AVC 1080p is good enough until the REAL next format comes out.. too many suckers out there that's why they keep pulling this move every few years.. very weak imo

The thing is with projectors, you'll need the best picture quality. Something like the original releaseof Ghostbusters, Spiderman, Total Recall, and Karate Kid are just not good enough for projection needs so the superbit blu-rays are sorely needed.

For 65" or lower 2K display, Total Recall and Karate Kid are not needed but Spiderman and Ghostbusters are still needed.
post #196 of 824
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

The thing is with projectors, you'll need the best picture quality. Something like the original releaseof Ghostbusters, Spiderman, Total Recall, and Karate Kid are just not good enough for projection needs so the superbit blu-rays are sorely needed.

For 65" or lower 2K display, Total Recall and Karate Kid are not needed but Spiderman and Ghostbusters are still needed.

Oh ok, thanks David, that's true for projectors, I'm not quite there, yet... So I'm always thinking HDTVs wink.gif I might pick one (4k BD) up when they come out and compare with a regular BD, I'll try and get a good one like you mentioned to make sure I can 'easily' notice the difference, if there is one to see on my 65" plasma, 9ft away cool.gif
post #197 of 824
The original Spiderman and Ghostbusters are very easily detected because not only they use higher bitrate but they actually completely remastered the encode.
post #198 of 824
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

A lot of it has to do with sooooooo many movies getting that heavily overused teal and amber "digital IP" look... even the catalog titles that were never supposed to have that color timing. If modern colorists could teal/amber up B&W films, they would. biggrin.gif

Yes that was my point, thank you. "Tealized" is a colloquialism, but a sad reality.
post #199 of 824
Yeah, I absolutely hate the tealization of nearly everything. It literally (NOT figuraively) makes me feel like I wanna puke!
post #200 of 824
Did the original Spider-Man from (2002?) come from a new film transfer? I havent seen the original blue release since it came out on blu, but I remember being very unimpressed with it.
post #201 of 824
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

The original Spiderman and Ghostbusters are very easily detected because not only they use higher bitrate but they actually completely remastered the encode.

Perfect, thx, I'll be sure to check those ones out cool.gif
post #202 of 824
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Originally Posted by stumlad View Post

Did the original Spider-Man from (2002?) come from a new film transfer? I havent seen the original blue release since it came out on blu, but I remember being very unimpressed with it.

The original Spidey movie comes from a new transfer. I agree, the original BD was "meh" in quality.
post #203 of 824
Anxious to get that one because I held off getting the BD. Still have the Superbit DVD which is amazing, at least for color. I use it to check flesh tones and greens. The opening chapters at the school have a wide array of colors and a film like appearance that put the modern tealized transfers to shame. Of course I'm up converting it with the best processors (ABT or Radiance).
post #204 of 824
Kind of surprising it's only a couple of days to the store date, and I'm not finding a single review online
post #205 of 824
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Originally Posted by AVfile View Post

Anxious to get that one because I held off getting the BD. Still have the Superbit DVD which is amazing, at least for color. I use it to check flesh tones and greens. The opening chapters at the school have a wide array of colors and a film like appearance that put the modern tealized transfers to shame. Of course I'm up converting it with the best processors (ABT or Radiance).

HQV cool.gif

Or yeah, ABT is pretty sweet, just limited to HDMI 1.3
post #206 of 824
I ordered the original Spidey, new Spidey and Taxi Driver 4K masters.

I'll take any uptick in image quality I can get when it comes to movies I enjoy.
post #207 of 824
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

I gotta say, that this...



...looks pretty damn good.

My initial impressions weren't great, however. Then I compared it with the previous release and it was like a veil had been lifted. Color, clarity, resolution, all greatly improved. Proper grain, as opposed to that mushy mixture of what was left of grain and instead more video noise, that's on the older disc(s). The only negative aspect, was some extremely minor haloing here and there.

Comparison screencaps, please!
http://screenshotcomparison.com/
post #208 of 824
I ordered Battle, A&D, Glory, and GB for my collection. A&D is the only one I can compare the new master against the original BD release. They should arrive Thursday.
post #209 of 824
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Originally Posted by frostylou View Post

Kind of surprising it's only a couple of days to the store date, and I'm not finding a single review online

I don't know about the rest of the reviewers but I received a non-disclosure agreement in order to get the movies early. Besides, I can't put up my review because the review samples were on BD-R instead of a finalized, pressed discs.
post #210 of 824
Is it true that Total Recall does not contain the EE, only the theatrical?
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