2001: A Space Odyssey HD

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  1. Raul Marquez

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    Ok... Here's one likely to stir up a debate.....and PLEASE this is NOT A FORMAT WAR question, I'm only interested on the merits of each release.

    2001: A Space Odyssey will be released later this month. For those with -BOTH- HD DVD and Blu-ray players, which version will you get (and why)?

    Both will be 1:2.20 aspect ratio at 1080p.

    HD DVD will carry the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround sound, whereas the Blu-ray version will carry the PCM 5.1 Surround sound. And this is the only difference I see at this time.

    Apparently the extras will be the same for both Hi-Def versions (as well as on the 2-Disc Standard DVD set).

    Price at Amazon apparently will be the same, $29.

    Have there been any pre-release reviews on any of these yet?
     
  2. Averry

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    Well



    There about as near identical I think as any HD release could possibly be.


    It's all preference.


    I'm going HD-DVD as I dont' own blu-ray. Just how it's gotta be for me i guess.
     
  3. Dave Mack

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    I have both and lean towards BD just because of the supposedly superior anti-scratch coating.


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    I also have both but lean towards HD DVD (always liked the underdog) and have already preordered it. Absolutely no technical reason for the decision, just habit.[​IMG]
     
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    Dave,

    "The supposedly superior anti-scratch coating" is sheer necessity on BD, because of the higher fragility and sensitivity to damage of the recorded surface. No data exist (yet) on the robustness of both solutions.


    Raul,

    I have chosen the HD DVD in this case, because they seem to be sufficiently equal, my BD-player (combo) didn't arrive yet and generally the HD DVD version appears to be more problemless more often (again: yet).


    Cees
     
  6. Dave Mack

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    I hear ya' Cees.

    All I know is that I read post after post of people who get netflix rental copies of Hddvd's and have problems.
    I don't hear the same comments re: BDs.

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    BD version for the edge in speed for the menu access and more importantly = it's still batting 1000 for flawless playbacks.
     
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    I have a PS3 so its BD for me. I picked the PS3 because it also plays video games and it was only $350 if you signed up for the SONYCARD.
     
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    1 in 10 ain't so hot. [​IMG]
     
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    My bad - fixed
     
  11. Joseph J.D

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    I won't get it right away.....however, it will be the BD for me as I only have the PS3. Even if I were neutral, it would still be BD as that is my preferred format.
     
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    On releases where the audio and video are identical, I lean BD, as my PS3 loads movies MUCH faster than my HD-A1, it's remote is far superior, and I can turn on the bitrate meter for giggles.
     
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    The real debate should be the picture quality, not the format [​IMG]
     
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    Whats different about the menu access Jim? Just gets too it faster?


    Doug
     
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    Amazing! Not yet one comment on the chances that Warner's TrueHD track employs Dialnorm!
     
  16. Raul Marquez

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    That's exactly the point of my thread, quality of video and sound on this particular release, not a Format war debate. Just wondering if any advance copies are out there.....
     
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    Excuse my ignorance....."Dialnorm"????
     
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    BD for me because I have a PS3. I've preordered "2001: A Space Odyssey", "The Shining", "Eyes Wide Shut" and "A Clockwork Orange". [​IMG]
     
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    I'm leaning on the Blu-ray version because I have had virtually no issues with BDs and my PS3. I can't say the same for HD DVDs and several HD DVD players I've owned. However, at the end of the day, I wouldn't lose sleep over which one I got.
     
  20. Robert George

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    HD DVD.

    Just because.
     

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