|Originally posted by SmithMK|
I can't seem to justify the cost of these DVD's, they sell for loads more here ( Oz ) than your average DVD with no extra's or anything.
|Originally posted by chasin|
...There's no room on the disk for extras because they've used the capacity of the DVD to store higher bitrate video and a DTS soundtrack....
|Originally posted by William|
You sure fell hook, line, and sinker to Sony's propaganda. Almost all Sony SB titles have at least a GB of unused space.
|Superbit isn't about higher bit rates, it's about keeping more high frequency information intact i.e. more detail. Most people don't have the equipment to see this detail so moan that Superbit is a marketing scam. Superbit simply means they put more of an effort in to the transfer. Keeping the high frequncy information makes it more likely that compression artefacts will crop up.|
|Originally posted by Cor|
While you have got it right that using a higher bitrate can allow more detail to be included without causing artifacting, you have sort of missed the point. Other studio's have been releaseing DVD's with the same or even higher bitrates than superbits, complete with title-specific menu's, good looking packaging, and extras galore! They just use more than one disc to do it.
|It's NOT about high bit rates, its about high frequency information. Which other studios don't filter out the high frequency detail?|