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post #151 of 267
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Originally Posted by Neomoon
http://www.aaronwt.com/images/Home%2...1080Psetup.jpg

Is that a 37" Sceptre X37SV-Naga I see? ;)
Is there a tv in that picture.
post #152 of 267
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Originally Posted by enchntr
$79.99 for the 4-yr.

I was able to pricematch for the CC $100 coupon and got mine for $899...but I also did get the warranty.

Ed
What coupon/where did you get it/when does it expire. thanks
post #153 of 267
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Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
what if the 5th element looks as good as it can given the film source? We don't know yet, so it's too early to judge.

Has anyone here seen the 5th element in HD before? How did it compare to other reference HD transfers?

I've seen the 5th Element on several HD channels, and was never impressed by the quality. I always felt it looked grainy. This was on an 8.5 foot FP screen.

The SB DVD looked very good on a smaller screen, so I think that has colored some people's judgement.

Just one man's opinion.

Art
post #154 of 267
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hanky
I think that is taking things a bit too personal.

DL discs will come when the time has come.
Then I will buy the disks....in the meantime they are better than SD, so I will rent and be happy.

We need to do a poll very soon for owners of both HD DVD and BD players on their preferences between the two formats....now that would be a useful poll I say (finally) :D

The wife is still trying to digest why we need two HD players at a cost of $1,700 stacked on top of each other. I promised her if one is much better than the other then I'll sell the other (for the time being until a universal player becomes available). I'm thinking both stays until a universal player comes along :D
post #155 of 267
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Originally Posted by plazman
Not buying BD mpeg-2 SL disks. Yeah. I can't let Sony get away with that :mad:
I'm not an expert, but if I'm not mistaken MPEG-2 at full bit rate gives an image at least as good as and possibly better than MPEG-4 or VC-1. Where an issue may arise is when it's a fairly long movie and they have to cut the bit rate down to fit on the single layer.
post #156 of 267
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Originally Posted by adpayne
I've seen the 5th Element on several HD channels, and was never impressed by the quality. I always felt it looked grainy. This was on an 8.5 foot FP screen.

The SB DVD looked very good on a smaller screen, so I think that has colored some people's judgement.

Just one man's opinion.

Art
Even in the BD demo, 5th Element wasn't even close to the best....one can't judge the format based on one film!!!!
post #157 of 267
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Originally Posted by cwilson
I'm not an expert, but if I'm not mistaken MPEG-2 at full bit rate gives an image at least as good as and possibly better than MPEG-4 or VC-1. Where an issue may arise is when it's a fairly long movie and they have to cut the bit rate down to fit on the single layer.
I am sure with sufficient space it would work. I'll have to see if it works on 20GB disks! I'm fine with the format, not the SL disks (unless I am proven wrong shortly)
post #158 of 267
Which version of T2 is on the BD disc? Is it the theatrical only version or does it use seamless branching. Once I know that I can tell you the bitrate used.
post #159 of 267
The side of the box says "DCDi by Faroudja (for BD/DVD upconversion)."
post #160 of 267
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Originally Posted by sspears
Which version of T2 is on the BD disc? Is it the theatrical only version or does it use seamless branching. Once I know that I can tell you the bitrate used.
you mean they created more than one version for BD?
post #161 of 267
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Please: no price talk/no coupons

Thanks :)
post #162 of 267
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Originally Posted by sspears
The side of the box says "DCDi by Faroudja (for BD/DVD upconversion)."
oh i hope this doesn't mean the dreaded Faroudja macroblocking with certain displays?!?!?
post #163 of 267
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Originally Posted by BenDover
oh i hope this doesn't mean the dreaded Faroudja macroblocking with certain displays?!?!?

Anyone know if Panny plasmas are affected? that's what I have...
post #164 of 267
WOW :eek: ... I'm amazed nobody could answer two simples questions up to now:

Are there any extras on these fri@%$#$ discs? What are the audio formats used?

Thanks, I guess I'm too exited for these discs to come. :D ;)
post #165 of 267
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Originally Posted by sspears
Which version of T2 is on the BD disc? Is it the theatrical only version or does it use seamless branching. Once I know that I can tell you the bitrate used.
There is only one release of T2 announced for Blu-ray, but 2 versions of the movie exist. Not sure which one is being released. At any rate, it is the first Terminator movie, not T2 that the BB stores have received.
post #166 of 267
BTW, the Terminator bitrate is 22.
post #167 of 267
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Originally Posted by cwilson
I'm not an expert, but if I'm not mistaken MPEG-2 at full bit rate gives an image at least as good as and possibly better than MPEG-4 or VC-1. Where an issue may arise is when it's a fairly long movie and they have to cut the bit rate down to fit on the single layer.
What do you consider full bit rate? Although Blu-ray is capable of peaking around 50-54, the movies authored so far seem to be between 16 and 22, due to the single layer. At those bit rates, VC-1 and MPEG-4 are much more efficient.
post #168 of 267
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Originally Posted by AlexBC
WOW :eek: ... I'm amazed nobody could answer two simples questions up to now:

Are there any extras on these fri@%$#$ disks? What are the audio formats used?

Thanks, I guess I'm too exited for these disks to come. :D ;)
I'll tell you if I can get hold of a disk.
post #169 of 267
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Originally Posted by Andrew P
Amazing for Terminator as a 20 year old movie? or amazing by HD standards? Generally older movies just do not look as good...
In the new issue of Home Theater Magazine letters section there is a question about HD disc tranfers. HT states something about film has random grain per frame, which can effect the apparent resolution. They also mention that some older films can look better, especially if they were filmed with larger negatives than 35mm. 65 mm for instance.
post #170 of 267
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Originally Posted by AlexBC
WOW :eek: ... I'm amazed nobody could answer two simples questions up to now:

Are there any extras on these fri@%$#$ disks? What are the audio formats used?

Thanks, I guess I'm too exited for these disks to come. :D ;)
Sorry for the delay, between working and finishing up finals I have only had time to do this while I'm here at work.

I'll look at the back of each movie, just for you Alex. :p

50 First Dates:
English PCM 5.1 (uncompressed)
English 5.1
French 5.1

Special Features:
Seamless Menu Navigation (on every disc, wow! :eek: )
Actor & Director's Commentary
Gag Reel
"Talkin' Pidgin" Featurette

The Terminator:
English PCM 5.1 (uncompressed)
English 5.1
French 5.1

Special Features:
7 Deleted Scenes
Creating The Terminator: Visual Effects & Music
Terminator: A Retrospective

House of Flying Daggers, Hitch, and The Fifth Element are all similar. XXX has no special features according to the box.

I hooked up the bd player with the 5.1 ch out to a Yamaha 5890 receiver, and while watchin the Fifth Element the sound was great. Much better than the output I initially got from the toshiba hd-a1, although I might not have set that up correctly. When I do hit the audio button on the remote, it does not show the hd audio formats like the Toshiba does, only DD 5.1.
post #171 of 267
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Originally Posted by Neomoon
http://www.aaronwt.com/images/Home%2...1080Psetup.jpg

Is that a 37" Sceptre X37SV-Naga I see? ;)
It's a little 26" Olevia set that I used for the few weeks after I sold my old CRT RP set and before I got my 1080P DLP set. For around $600. a year ago, it was a pretty good deal at the time. I had to have something to watch HD on during that transition period. Plus it gave me the room to rewire everything after I got the stand for the new DLP. All I had to do was plop the DLP on the stand.
post #172 of 267
Thank you so much cooldjryan ;)

Great, great, great... I so exited about 5.1 Uncompressed PCM. I'm an audio nut, even more than I am about picture quality. :p :D

I'll take an uncompressed PCM track over the new codecs any day ;)


The only caveat for me: no mono track on the Terminator. I thought we would finally get back to the days of LD, with original mono and stereo tracks in uncompressed form. Well neither of the new formats seems to be delivering it though :rolleyes:
post #173 of 267
According to a little blurb on C-Net:

o surprise there. The only Blu-ray software I had was Memento--the Blu-ray disc that'll be included inside the box of every BD-P1000--and a special demo disc that contained a few trailers, a Black Crowes concert, and some great close-up footage of intricate windup watches (?

I don't recall seeing anyone mention anything beyond the demo disc.
post #174 of 267
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Originally Posted by txfilmguy
What do you consider full bit rate? Although Blu-ray is capable of peaking around 50-54,
40Mbps for video, below that if you count in the PiP or overhead.
post #175 of 267
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Originally Posted by spoooon
According to a little blurb on C-Net:

o surprise there. The only Blu-ray software I had was Memento--the Blu-ray disc that'll be included inside the box of every BD-P1000--and a special demo disc that contained a few trailers, a Black Crowes concert, and some great close-up footage of intricate windup watches (?

I don't recall seeing anyone mention anything beyond the demo disc.
The Sony BDP-S1 is suppose to include The Fifth Element.
post #176 of 267
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Originally Posted by AlexBC
Great, great, great... I so exited about 5.1 Uncompressed PCM. I'm an audio nut, even more than I am about picture quality. :p :D

I'll take an uncompressed PCM track over the new codecs any day ;)
You have the ;), so I'm guessing you are joking since there is more to this than uncompressed or not (like the sample rate) and "uncompressed" doesn't necessarily mean we are getting the best sound possible.

--Darin
post #177 of 267
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Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
Bobbing 1080i to get 1080p is NOT real 1080p!!!!
If you could tell me which is which, I'll build you a player from scratch. Don't get hung up on semantics. ;)
post #178 of 267
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Originally Posted by spoooon
According to a little blurb on C-Net:

o surprise there. The only Blu-ray software I had was Memento--the Blu-ray disc that'll be included inside the box of every BD-P1000--and a special demo disc that contained a few trailers, a Black Crowes concert, and some great close-up footage of intricate windup watches (?

I don't recall seeing anyone mention anything beyond the demo disc.
People got a demo disc? Not me...
post #179 of 267
WHat are the output resolutions?

1080P24? 1080P60? Both?
post #180 of 267
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Originally Posted by thebland
WHat are the output resolutions?

1080P24? 1080P60? Both?
It converts 1080p24 to 1080i60 then 1080p30. No straight output for 1080p24.

...Angelo
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