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DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Herb Kane, Nov 15, 2004.

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  1. DanFe

    DanFe Second Unit

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    Region 3 NTSC disc also has the "302" number come up.
     
  2. TedD

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    I watched it last night, and I would expect the calibration of the DVD playback chain would have a large impact on the visibility of the issue.

    I initially didn't see the problem, but a very slight increase of the black level above my normal calibrated value revealed the issue.

    I suspect that the bright areas of the diagonal bars are actually encoded at or below 7.5 IRE and shouldn't be visible on a properly calibrated system

    Ted
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    As I've previously said, the monitor settings are a major factor in the degree to which this interference pattern is visible. However, this isn't just a question of proper calibration. My monitor has been professionally calibrated (and I routinely tweak it with AVIA), but I can still see the patterns. Even if the interference can be disguised with adjusted settings, they shouldn't be there. It's a fundamental element of a good transfer that the blacks should be solid -- literally.

    Those of you who aren't seeing it might want to experiment with your brightness controls. Take a look at the beginning of chapter 2 (1:36), which holds on a black screen for a few seconds until the door opens to reveal the obnoxious aunt.

    M.
     
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    Dangit Michael! [​IMG] I did what you suggested and brightened the image up considerably and it's there. However, normal use (calibrated) I noticed it now when played back but it's barely visible. But it's there.

    Where exactly are these numbers and I'll check that too.

    Warner Bros definitely need to recall these.
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

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    It will take an act of God for Warner to issue a recall on such a big release. They probably will say these problems are a "normal" part of the movie, and were "director approved" or some such BS.

    Dan
     
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    Have we gotten an official response back from WB about just what exactly those numbers are?
     
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    Nope - nada. I know my queery was forwarded but I have yet to receive a response.
     
  8. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Mine's on the wall under Sirius Black's poster when Mr. Weasley and Harry begin their talk in The Leaky Cauldron.

    I think someone posted a pic of it somewhere.
     

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