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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   g-man

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Posted March 15 2007 - 02:34 AM

Hello guys I have a question. I played the 5th Element Superbit Dvd on my HD-A2 and it looks better then some of the hd titles that I own,it also looks better then some of the ota programs. Has anyone else noticed this. Thanks Keith

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted March 15 2007 - 07:42 AM

Yes! I noticed the same thing with 5E upscaled on the Toshiba HD DVD player. It honestly looked as good, if not better, than many HD content. The Blu-ray looks slightly better still... on any player other than the samsung with the old update. But it's still shy of "reference" HD material which is why it still gets slammed as far as a Blu-ray Disc goes. The scaling in that Toshiba is perhaps the best I've ever seen outside of a tricked-out HTPC or $$$ scaler like the Lumigen.
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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted March 15 2007 - 11:24 AM

Now I just have to find a Superbit Fifth Element. Posted Image
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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted March 15 2007 - 01:34 PM

Do you have BD capability or just HD DVD? If just HD DVD then the SB DVD version is your best bet. If you can play BD, then the Blu-ray of 5E, while not being up to top-end HD standards, is better than the SD DVD and has no edge-ringing.
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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted March 15 2007 - 07:03 PM

Here's some interesting info I pulled off the AVS site.

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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted March 16 2007 - 12:29 AM

Here's some more news about Sony and Lossless audio. In this comment he mentions that the LPCM master for 5E is probably 16-bit limited:

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Donnie Eldridge

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Posted March 16 2007 - 04:46 AM

Just get the Ultimate Edition. It's the same transfer.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted March 16 2007 - 10:40 AM

Thanks.
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted March 16 2007 - 10:49 AM

You can check your local Best Buy and see if they have any of the SB versions left as they were selling for $9.99, but the Ultimate Ed. should also be pretty cheap by now.
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Posted March 16 2007 - 04:24 PM

Actually, there was some question about whether the ultimate edition was the same or not. The color balance was noticably different, though it appeared to be sourced from the same print (verified by some film anomlies seen in both versions). But in any case, in terms of image quality, Yes, the ultimate edition will do as well as the SB disc. But does it have DTS? That DTS audio on the SB copy is AMAZING.
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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   g-man

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Posted March 16 2007 - 06:31 PM

Thanks Guys, by the way what is the BEST LOOKING HD-DVD thats out now.

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Posted March 17 2007 - 04:28 AM

Yes, the Ultimate Edition disc has the DTS audio track.




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