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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted August 14 2006 - 11:04 AM

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Yumbo



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Posted August 14 2006 - 10:32 PM

I recommend the DVD version. Lots of LFE. Good picture.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Shawn.F


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Posted August 15 2006 - 01:11 AM

Once again, Sony serves up another half-baked Blu-Ray transfer. I'm starting to think that the studio doesn't want the format to succeed.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted August 15 2006 - 01:25 AM

That's very disappointing. Do you think the disc was coded with Mpeg 2?
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Rob_Walton


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Posted August 15 2006 - 08:38 AM

Michael, your review of RVs picture quality is quite different than that of Chad Varnadore at The Home Theatre Spot. I'm interested to see if the difference is due to system set up, which might explain some of the different reactions reviewers have been having to some of these early discs. When asked about his high praise for the PQ on RV this was Chad's response -

Have you tried outputting in 1080i and letting your TV deinterlace the picture? This might be something worth trying out to see if it makes a difference.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Shawn.F


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Posted August 15 2006 - 09:58 AM

MPEG-2 is the codec that Sony has been using on all of their Blu-Ray titles so far. If I am not mistaken, Warner's next batch of Blu-Ray titles will be the first that use VC-1. Which leads back to placing the blame on Sony's authoring. Warner used MPEG-2 on their first batch of Blu-Ray titles (Good Night and Good Luck, Training Day, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Rumor Has It). With the exception of Rumor Has It, all of the titles were praised for their picture quality.

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