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Serenity Blu-ray - 12/30/08

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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted November 06 2008 - 05:01 PM

Blu-ray Disc Details: Serenity | High-Def Digest
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#2 of 19 OFFLINE   Fritz Nilsen

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Posted November 06 2008 - 06:37 PM

** crickets chirping ** No, seriously, been looking forward to this. Have the HD-DVD but will certainly double dip if Universal doesn't pull a U-571. (Hmm. that sounds almost like a secret code, doesn't it? Coming up: The HTF secret handshake. Guess outsiders must think we're weirdo nerds in here. Oh heck! We are.... and loving it!)

#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted November 06 2008 - 07:06 PM

I already have this on HD-DVD so I'll pass.

#4 of 19 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted November 07 2008 - 01:06 AM

The technical specs indicate a BD-50. If that's accurate, this shouldn't be an issue.
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#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Will_B



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Posted November 07 2008 - 05:37 AM

I'll get it, if the cover art is pretty as the recent collector's edition DVD. I think some of the lack of passion is because this will be the third time buying it. Plus, everyone has to save up for the overpriced BluRay release of the Firefly series, which is better than the movie by far.
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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted November 07 2008 - 02:47 PM

I'll pick it up for sure. Posted Image

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#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted November 07 2008 - 02:53 PM

Oh, I know that I'll be getting this one....that and Firefly - No doubt about it whatsoever. Posted Image
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#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Ron-P



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Posted November 08 2008 - 06:49 AM

As will I. I had it on HD-DVD but sold it off so this will be very welcomed.
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#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Todd Schnell

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Posted November 08 2008 - 10:44 AM

Serenity was the last reason I was holding onto my HD player. A sure purchase on Blu for me, & I can finally dump the Tosh A3.

#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Nicholas Martin

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Posted December 30 2008 - 08:35 AM

Can't help but think of the Seinfeld episode every time... Anyway, Can't recall if anyone ever had complaints about Serenity's DVD presentations (except for the original release's cover) but the image and sound were top-notch to me, so I am looking forward to this BD release big time, especially since I was so impressed by the DVD upconverted on the PS3. Anyone have any first impressions of the film's BD presentation so far?

#11 of 19 OFFLINE   ChrisCook



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Posted December 30 2008 - 09:10 AM

Did Universal really include the theatrical trailer, as the few other reviews I've read make no mention of it? Also, was the "Sci-Fi Inside: Serenity" special from the Collector's Edition DVD been dropped? Or is it now part of the U-Control? Thanks.

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Posted December 30 2008 - 09:37 AM

It looks very good. Same source as the DVD and HD-DVD versions but at a higher bit rate giving it a very slight improvement over the HD-DVD version in picture quality. Nice sounding DTS-MA track.

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Posted December 30 2008 - 10:08 AM

I was wondering if it was just a port of the HD DVD master bumped up to DTS HD MA, but it sounds like it may have been recompressed to fatten the bitrate. The HD DVD is gorgeous.
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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted December 30 2008 - 11:06 AM

Am I the only one having problems accessing the Alliance Database feature? My PS3 just goes to black and I have to stop the disc and restart. I have all the latest firmware upgrades, BD-Live updates, etc.

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   TonyD


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Posted December 30 2008 - 11:55 AM


#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted December 30 2008 - 12:27 PM

Am I the only one having problems accessing the Alliance Database feature? My PS3 just goes to black and I have to stop the disc and restart. I have all the latest firmware upgrades, BD-Live updates, etc.

#17 of 19 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 01 2009 - 01:22 PM

I have the disk for review but have 2 in front of it. Will try the database.

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Posted January 01 2009 - 01:34 PM

Nope, you're not the only one. I can't use the feature on my PS3 either.

#19 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted January 01 2009 - 02:18 PM

Per a post on blu-ray.com, I deleted the BD-Live data from the PS3. Then I started the disc again and when prompted, did NOT download any new updates. The Alliance Database works now but I can't connect to Universal's BD site.