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Charlie's Angels: Superbit Deluxe; $10 at Target

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#1 of 10 Greg Black

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Posted October 21 2003 - 09:42 PM

I searched this forum and didn't see anything listed yet so I thought I'd share that I picked up Charlie's Angels Superbit at Target for $10. I already had the original release but I figured "What the heck, that's a good deal!" Posted Image

If you already have the original release the SB offers only a marginal improvement; it's slightly sharper and maybe has a little less edge enhancement, but I don't know if it's really worth it. Only hardcore fans of the film and/or videophiles need apply.

However, if you don't have it yet, it's a no-brainer!

#2 of 10 Mitch Stevens

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Posted October 21 2003 - 09:51 PM

I found the Superbit image MUCH improved over the first release. You need to look no further than the scene where the girls are belly-dancing and are trying to get the fingerprints of that guy.

On the first release you can see major block-noise (over compression) and on the Superbit, while it is still there, it's MUCH less visible.

*Note, this is on a 65" display and may not be noticeable on smaller displays. Also, you may need to go frame by frame in order to see this, because the scene just moves too fast. I however noticed this right away, while watching it at full motion.

I'd say the Superbit has at least 30% better better picture quality than the non-superbit.

#3 of 10 Greg Black

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Posted October 22 2003 - 04:27 AM

I suppose to be fair, I didn't really do a thorough A/B test, but I also found it odd that the Superbit version had mpeg artifacting in it. I hate Sony's encoder; it seems to automatically induce edge halos, even when they intentionally turn it off (see Lawrence Of Arabia SB). This was noticeable on Charlie's Angels as well.

#4 of 10 Darrel McBane

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Posted October 22 2003 - 04:41 AM

Charlie's Angels Superbit at Target for $10.

Still seems overpriced IMO. Posted Image
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#5 of 10 Carlo Medina

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Posted October 22 2003 - 06:08 AM

If you're going to buy CA2, Best Buy has a deal with the Superbit original + CA2 = $25. Figuring that CA2 is normally $17.99 this week, that puts CA Superbit at $7.01.

#6 of 10 Michael Mathius

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Posted October 22 2003 - 06:44 AM

I already regret owning the first one.Posted Image
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#7 of 10 Greg S

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Posted October 22 2003 - 06:48 AM

Might have to go get this for the wife. I didn't care for it much myself but the wife liked it.


#8 of 10 Robert James Clark

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Posted October 22 2003 - 12:08 PM

I already regret owning the first one. Posted Image

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#9 of 10 David_Jr


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Posted October 22 2003 - 01:55 PM

I'll wait till it's in the $5.88 bin at Walmart.

#10 of 10 Glenise


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Posted October 28 2003 - 09:30 PM

I actually wasn't going to by the original when it came out on dvd but I eventually did.
I'm actually glad but I wish I'd waited because I'd rather have the superbit version for the DTS sound!
I'm going to wait to get the sequel though.