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I have read alot about ways to improve your system. I have found that one of the biggest factors is the DVD source material. You put in a poor quality disk and you find yourself checking focus and convergence, not thinking they could of sold you such a piece of $#(& ! Well you run for the Fifth Element and put it in and find out everything is OK! You take that other disk and put it in the yard sale pile.


The reason I bring this up is. I think it would be nice to have a place to go to on this site to put in reviews on DVD quality. Picture and sound quality mostly. I'm thinking a very simple rating system that you could access would be helpfull. And a listing of the screen and sound formats of the disk.


This could save users of this site tons of money and more importantly help force manufactures of these DVD'S to improve on the quality of the discs.


I have watched DVD'S that show off the awesome capabilities of our PJ'S and the content was totally enhanced by this. I would love to share this information with others.


What do you think?


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Hi,


Usually I lookup the picture and sound quality ratings from Widescreen Review's website before buying any DVD (unless I want it regardless of the quality).


They are not always right but they usually do let you know if it's poor. It is unfortunate that the quality of DVD's is so variable. Quality must vary with CD's too but the Sound Quality of most CD's is fine to me.


I can't imagine what it's like to have a $40-80,000 and up system only to have your favorite film be given a less that perfect transfer. That same DVD will look fine on a 27 inch direct view most of the time.


Good Luck,


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Deron,


There are tons of DVD review sites out there that already do this, and provide insightful reviews about the content as well.


One that I check out all the time is www.dvdfile.com - their sound/video ratings are usually pretty bang-on (though possibly somewhat simplified by our standards here). At least one of the major reviewers has a NEC FPTV setup.


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This is a fantastic idea! There is a problem, however, with getting agreement except on a very very few DVDs even from the anal retentives (myself included) on this forum. Heck! I can't even get a hand full of responses on my" gold standard "thread despite the fact that probably everyone has a DVD they think represents the peak of DVD PQ. Look at any recommendations from Frank Manrique or Bjoern these guys seem to have some of the best eyes anywhere out there.

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The power of the forum compels you, The power of the forum compels you, The power of the forum compels you... :eek:


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Art


I think the problem with getting an agreement will work itself out with enough reviews of a disc.


One of the reasons I bring this up is, I have been wading through all of the different sites on DVD reviews and I'm having a hard time finding a good simple site without alot of extra stuff, that makes it hard to find the basic information on quality.


If I was to rate say Moody Blues Hall of Fame, I would give it a 5 on picture, 5 on sound out of 5. Then just list that it is 16X9. The reason I add the 16X9 is, all the information they give you on the screen format is confussing.


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