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Add my name too. I bought Blu-ray because of its higher capacity and bitrate and feel cheated that my Warner movies are just direct ports of HD DVD.


It reminds me of when I owned a Commodore Amiga; it got consistently cheated by receiving direct Atari ST Ports of games because the programmers were too lazy to take advantage of the Amiga's superiority. Therefore they just programmed one version catering to the lowest common denominator the Atari ST.


Warner just encodes their titles catering for the current lowest common denominator HD DVD without re-encoding the movie to take advantage of Blu-ray's additional space and bandwidth.
 

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I don't care about codecs, The world's fastest Indian was a BD25/Mpeg2 release and it had more film grain and fine detail than the 30gb/VC1 HD DVD release.

That is very interesting. I have heard of VC1 removing fine detail if there are not enough 'bits'. All my VC1 movies look good but do not blow me away. Even Planet Earth I though could have looked sharper. Casino Royale and Pirates of the Caribbean on the other hand encoded in AVC with plenty of 'bits' flying around are so sharp you could cut your finger on the screen.
 

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They are not going to do so... They want to save the best for double dipping.

"They" meaning Warner. Sony and Disney are putting out high quality product.
 

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Hey Warner how about you ditch VC-1 and go with a real codec like AVC that doesn't look like smoothed out plastic on my TV screen.

I second that. I have heard everyone say how wonderful VC-1 is but my AVC discs like Casino Royale, Speed & Pirates of the Caribbean look a lot sharper than VC-1, which seems to blur fine detail.
 

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I second that. I have heard everyone say how wonderful VC-1 is but my AVC discs like Casino Royale, Speed & Pirates of the Caribbean look a lot sharper than VC-1, which seems to blur fine detail.


But you can't make out as much of the macroblocking on large displays blown way out of proportion! Always got to look for the bright side of it...
 
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