Posted July 30 2007 - 09:58 AM
| David, tell us again how Paramount has been using "superior' video encodes for BD for awhile now? |
Personally, I don't see any difference between their HD DVD and BD encodes, but when I asked a paramount rep why they were using different video codecs on BD versus HD DVD, the answer was that BD had more space so they "didn't have to use VC1".
Strange actually, considering how good VC1 looks even on their own HD DVDs. So, what I'm saying is that the rationale that the Parmount rep offered was that they were using different codecs on BD versus HD DVD becuase they had more space to work with on BD and preferred that choice.
It could also be that someone at the studio just wanted to get experience with a variety of codecs to see how they perform, and naturally went with MPEG2 on BD where the bit-rate allows it to work more transparently than it could on HD DVD. I can only tell you what the rep said.
I haven't bought a paramount BD lately: does anyone know what they're doing now? Are they still doing different encodes for HD DVD/BD? Using AVC on BD or still MPEG2?