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#1 of 67 Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 27 2008 - 09:22 AM



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#2 of 67 Felix Martinez

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Posted August 27 2008 - 11:48 AM

I don't like the selling point of "re-mastered."

Please, please keep grain intact.

Otherwise, really looking forward to this set!

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Posted August 28 2008 - 03:52 AM

But how will the picture quality compare with the Japanese HDDVD's? At least it comes in the same tin-jobby as the SDDVD.Posted Image

#4 of 67 Richard Travale

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Posted August 28 2008 - 06:46 AM

$99MSRP? So, what will we be seeing in stores, $70ish?
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#5 of 67 Bryan Beckman

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Posted August 28 2008 - 07:55 AM

Amazon's preorder price is $69.95. You can also get it from the Warner Bros. store for $55.95+tax if you use the 30% discount code ANWBTS and buy one other title (it's only good if you purchase two or more items), otherwise it's $77.95. You get free shipping at both sites.

Considering how expensive the other HBO Blu-ray sets are, this is a good price for an outstanding miniseries.
 

#6 of 67 Jari K

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Posted August 28 2008 - 07:59 AM

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Considering how expensive the other HBO Blu-ray sets are, this is a good price for an outstanding miniseries.

Yes, fair price, IMO.

Just finished watching Ken Burns' "The War" documentary, so I´m just in the right frame of mind to re-watch "BoB". This time in 1080p. Posted Image Damn, I simply can´t wait.

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Posted August 28 2008 - 08:05 AM

They'd have to be profoundly stupid to try to remove the grain on this, however I do wonder what the "remastered" refers to since it was finished on DI; not a whole lot to do there really. Hopefully it's just marketing.

I'm also curious about the DTS-HD MA, does this mean Warner isn't doing the actual encoding/authoring?

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Posted August 28 2008 - 09:07 AM

This title should should be a revelation, so far as the way DNR is applied. This title plus the last several Spielberg movies, which have very pronounced grain, by design.

I can already hear the droning pin-heads from every corner of internet-land, doing their best Quasimodo: "The grain...the grain...".

If they choose to dampen the grain on this one...well, it will make the 'Patton' outcry sound like a polite, repressed whimper; and the result will be more obvious by an order of magnitude. Along with a muted color palette, grain is the primary image component. Should be interesting.

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Posted August 28 2008 - 09:13 AM

Kris is right, the look of this show is created completely in the computer. I suspect "remaster" means simply that they went back to the original digital master files to create the encodes for the blu-ray.

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Posted August 28 2008 - 09:16 AM

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This title should should be a revelation, so far as the way DNR is applied. This title plus the last several Spielberg movies, which have very pronounced grain, by design.

I can already hear the droning pin-heads from every corner of internet-land, doing their best Quasimodo: "The grain...the grain...".

If they choose to dampen the grain on this one...well, it will make the 'Patton' outcry sound like a polite, repressed whimper; and the result will be more obvious by an order of magnitude. Along with a muted color palette, grain is the primary image component. Should be interesting.

Considering that the grain and the subdued color palate on this show is completely intentional, I doubt seriously that they will do anything to change it.

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#11 of 67 David Wilkins

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Posted August 28 2008 - 09:19 AM

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Considering that the grain and the subdued color palate on this show is completely intentional, I doubt seriously that they will do anything to change it.

Doug

That's what one would assume, but who can tell these days. I'm eager to hear the first reports.

That being said: I hope we can avoid the pre-release, judge, jury and executioner via screen capture syndrome.

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Posted August 30 2008 - 01:16 AM

Remastered? Posted Image

#13 of 67 Jari K

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Posted August 31 2008 - 12:31 AM

So you start this DNR-speculation already, just based on the work "remastered" on the press release? Can´t wait for the "screencaps"... Posted Image

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Posted August 31 2008 - 12:54 AM

Oy! Calm down, friend!

Screencaps will come Posted Image

After watching it of course.

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Posted August 31 2008 - 04:59 AM

Anyways, I want to see it exactly as I saw it on my ratty old crt Toshiba HDTV 7 years ago. Is that too much to ask???Posted Image

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Posted September 01 2008 - 09:02 AM

Well, I couldn't help myself and preordered it w/ the 30% off coupon at the WHV site (along w/ LA Confidential and Adv of Robin Hood) -- at least it's an HBO title, not New Line. Gonna have to keep my fingers crossed I guess. Posted Image

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#17 of 67 Jari K

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Posted September 01 2008 - 07:45 PM

I pre-ordered this too. I´ll watching "moving screenshots" from my couch. Posted Image

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Posted September 02 2008 - 05:51 AM

This title is as good as in my HD collection the day it comes out! Posted Image I am glad I held of on buying this title so I will only have to buy it one time. The first time I saw this title was on my 31" Toshiba CRT TV on DVD. So I am now counting the days to see it with a awsum 1080p transfer on my 50" HDTV. Posted Image

Oh ya after I get my Denon AVR-2809ci and it has been set up, Band Of Brothers in DTS-HD MA will be one of the first group of Blu-ray titles I will watch to test out the new receiver! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted September 02 2008 - 11:27 AM

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Considering that the grain and the subdued color palate on this show is completely intentional, I doubt seriously that they will do anything to change it.

Doug

This is the only thing that brings me some comfort that this BD will be okay and not touched by the DNR demons out there. Could you imagine if a movie like 300 (shot digitally with CGI grain added) where the grain was scrubbed out?


I predict that this set will look great. When it was played on HBO, we didn't own an HDTV in the house so I have never seen the show in HD. Can't wait. Oh and DTS-HD Master Audio too?!?! Woohoo!
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#20 of 67 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted October 11 2008 - 01:45 AM

According to a poster at AVS who got his copy sent VERY early from Warner, it looks fantastic, high-level grain and all:
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I sampled a bit of part 2.
The picture looks awesome whites look a little blown out, and the color is desaturated and the image is full of grain. Detail is excellent and depth is great. It looks as good as, maybe even better than, Letter and Flags.

The MA track is great and it doesn't disappoint. But it just cannot keep up with Letters from Iwo Jima(which is a freak of audio nature itself). The clarity and spacing is better than SPR, but that mix is crazy and I think it still sounds better.

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