Buyers beware: the R1/R4 version of Monsters, Inc. is NOT widescreen

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  1. Michael St. Clair

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  2. BenjaminG

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    The R2/R4 average Bit Rate is 6.84 mb/s. There is still 1.7 GB left though.
     
  3. Michael St. Clair

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  4. James Reader

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    Region 2/4 will have a higher bit rate as it has a DTS soundtrack.
     
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    The R2/R4 version might have an average bitrate of 6.87Mbit/sec, but I don't see why that's "watered down". Aside from the fact that it's only marginally below the average rate of many so-called "superbit" discs, the bitrate graph for this disc shows that the data rate often gets up to 10Mbit/sec, and drops as low as 5. In other words, it's intelligently encoded, taking full advantage of VBR.

    The most important thing, though, is that the picture quality is completely flawless. I can't see how raising the data rate on less complex scenes would have improved what's already there.


    - Anthony
     
  7. Matthew_F

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    About the bitrate between the CDN and US. The US is better overall or the CDN?

    Even thou the figures were listed. I'm not quite sure because it's not the same person and the same software used to get the figures may not be the same either.
     
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    I ordered the R3 Hong Kong version and will let you know what the bitrate is when I get it next week.
     
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    Bitrate Viewer reports that the Japanese Region 2 release has an average bitrate of 7.6Mb/sec. A 768kbps DTS 5.1 soundtrack is included.
     
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    The Hong Kong R3 version with DTS has an average bitrate of 7.23 Mb/sec. DTS is encoded at half.
     
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    ...I have to wonder: do you people ever watch THE MOVIE...?...
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