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



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#181 of 188 DanFe

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Posted December 12 2004 - 07:20 PM

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

#182 of 188 TedD

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Posted December 13 2004 - 01:08 AM

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

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#183 of 188 Michael Reuben

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Posted December 13 2004 - 02:28 AM

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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

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.

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#184 of 188 Tim Glover

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Posted December 14 2004 - 02:49 AM

Dangit Michael! Posted Image 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.

#185 of 188 Dan Hitchman

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Posted December 14 2004 - 04:36 AM

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.

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#186 of 188 CarlosL

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Posted December 14 2004 - 05:51 AM

Have we gotten an official response back from WB about just what exactly those numbers are?

#187 of 188 Herb Kane

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Posted December 14 2004 - 06:56 AM

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Have we gotten an official response back from WB about just what exactly those numbers are?


Nope - nada. I know my queery was forwarded but I have yet to receive a response.
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#188 of 188 Malcolm R

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Posted December 14 2004 - 02:30 PM

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

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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