Superbit confusion

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  1. Jim Williams

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    If you don't have a progressive scan player will you be able to see a difference between a superbit and a standard DVD?
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    I was able to see a difference when I had my old Toshiba 3108 480i player but then again, I was projecting 96" 9x16. Many of the SB disks have more fine detail. What is the size/type of your display.
     
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    Superbit is about mastering, and has nothing to do with progressive scan. The difference in image quality will vary depending on the disc (particular movie), and how good the original transfer was.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    And I can see a clear improvement with the better-transferred discs on even my 27-inch bedroom display (specifically, Mask of Zorro and Fifth Element). As John notes, the Superbit titles are remasterings, with the bit allocation being assigned for the best-possible video quality.
     
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    The most noticable improvement I saw as on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in terms of picture quality. Dracula was improved, but not quite as noticably.

    Also, in all cases AFAIK, there is a DTS track.
     
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  7. Jack Briggs

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    Perhaps "disc reauthorings" would have been more appropriate.
     

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