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post #1 of 10
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We're the first site with reviews rolling out on the Superbit DVD's.
As much as I appreciate your site and the reviews on your site, let's give credit where credit is due. Both WidescreenReview.com and TheDigitalBits.com had Superbit DVD reviews posted last week. Just being accurate.http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif



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DMan
The Academy Home Theater
post #2 of 10
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Originally posted by DMan:
As much as I appreciate your site and the reviews on your site, let's give credit where credit is due. Both WidescreenReview.com and TheDigitalBits.com had Superbit DVD reviews posted last week. Just being accurate.http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif

My take on that was that their reviews were segmented, particularly Bits who admitted that had only seen short takes on it..not a full in depth review of a new release. Am I wrong?



[This message has been edited by MikeM (edited 10-03-2001).]
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You may be right on the 'Bits review. It wasn't nearly as in depth as the dvdmg.com review. However, the WidescreenReview.com superbit review of AFO and TFE were very detailed and pretty much right on target with the findings on your site.

It sounds like the Superbit DVDs were an admirable attempt at creating videophile quality DVDs. But the similarities to the previous releases indicates that this has ended up really becoming more of a vehicle for Col/TriStar to cash in on the re-release bandwagon. Not to mention the release of DTS DVDs. That's my take anyway, YMMV.http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif



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DMan
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post #4 of 10
We're the first site with reviews rolling out on the Superbit DVD's. Today we explore Air Force One and it's no big whoop. www.dvdmg.com
post #5 of 10
Question. Do you decrease the video bit rate by allowing audio track switching on the fly? It is my understanding that if you have two soundtracks, you can disable audio switching, so that one is up at a time, allowing more bits for the picture. If both can be had at any given time, then you need bits for both. Correct?

Does this question make sense?

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[This message has been edited by Matt_Stevens (edited 10-04-2001).]
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That is a very good question, Matt. I hope someone who knows the answer will respond. I noticed that the Terminator SE didn't have audio tracks that were switchable on the fly. Of course, the picture looks fantastic.
post #7 of 10
MikeM,

Sorry to say that as far as I am concerned, all the fuzz surrounding "Super-Bit" DVDs is sheer hype and nothing more.

I find incomprehensible the fact that movie studios even considered the idea to begin with, let alone carrying it out. They must think movie fans are really stupid to re-release some of their movie titles with such gimmickry...

-THTS
post #8 of 10
[quote]Originally posted by Frank J Manrique:
[b]MikeM,

Sorry to say that as far as I am concerned, all the fuzz surrounding "Super-Bit" DVDs is sheer hype and nothing more.

I find incomprehensible the fact that movie studios even considered the idea to begin with, let alone carrying it out. They must think movie fans are really stupid to re-release some of their movie titles with such gimmickry..
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This exploitation of "US" really irritates me no end. Is there no way that we can be forewarned of this in these Forums, and therefore not patronize these ubiquitous ripoffs?
This seemed like a good idea to me because I want the ultimate in audio and video, and I am not that interested in all of the extra BS. I would much rather have the extra information placed in those categories. Alas, apparently this was not to be and was merely another ruse to pick our pockets.
post #9 of 10
I think more than anything else, the reviews on these various sites really depend on who does their reviews. IOW, I'd much prefer someone like Suzanne at WSR, because over time and because of the number of reviews she does, you'd have gotten to know what she sees, and doesn't relative to your own experience.

I point this out because even on DVDFile, a couple of reviewers mentioned that they didn't see any EE on the FF DVD, yet when I saw it at the WSR facility, one could clearly see it (albeit only a small amount) especially in the opening credits with white text on a black background. Also, their own screen shots show the anomaly!

I did read the DVDFile AFO SuperBits review, and I thought it was very well done. And it echoes my own observations from the WSR visit.
post #10 of 10
Unless dvdfile has turned "studios ass kissing" http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif (like as few sites http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif ), they first reviews seem to point out to a real + on these new issues.

Now, I agree that a REAL superbit dvd would have been: maximum video space, new HD transfer on ALL "superbitted" films ( http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif ) and FULL RATE DTS , no dolby tracks at all.

We have had some dvds like that, sort of, already (some Universal, some Columbia region 2 Japan ).

if dvdfile is right, then my purchases won't disappoint me http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif (6 ordered so far)
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