AVS Forum Special Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Douglasville, GA
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 398 Post(s)
Specific to Pearl Harbor, if it is a film you actually think you'll watch or demo from again, I'd spend the $5 or so to grab a used BluRay before you rip. It's upscaled from the same original (excellent) transfer as the DVD, but still, a marked improvement in resolution and color depth. The audio transfer is an uncompressed PCM 5.1 track that is truly reference quality with extremely active surround and LFE. If you need to save file size when ripping, the DD5.1 track is the same as the DVD and still excellent... just keep the disc around for demo use.
Regardless of what you think of the film (I like it, FWIW), it really is great demo material and for that reason, it's one of the few discs I kept around when I purged my 1000+ DVD/BR collection years back. One drawback is only the theatrical cut is available on BluRay.
BenQ TK800 | Silver Ticket 106" 16:9 1.0 Grey | Marantz SR6011 | B&W P6 | B&W CDMC SE | Sonance .5 THX SUR | MCM In-Ceiling Atmos | Ascendant Avalanche 12" in 6 ft^3 @ 18Hz w/ BASH 500w Plate Amp | Sony X800 | NVidia Shield TV Pro | XBox One 500gb | Nintendo Switch | Harmony Smart Control | SmartThings Hub | Google Home | AT&T Fiber 300 | YouTube TV | Netflix | HBO Now | Spotify