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  1. Shawn Perron

    Blades of Glory/Face Off - BD HD differences

    I starting to think lossy sound is going to end up being a feature that we'll regret in the future like non-anamorphic discs that we all still own from the early days of DVD. Sure lossy seems ok now, but some day when we get used to the higher quality of lossless, we'll be looking to upgrade...
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    Blades of Glory/Face Off - BD HD differences

    Actually over at AVS they have direct digital captures of flags and the Blu-Ray demonstrably has more detail. It's not exactly night and day, but it does have more high frequency information (both the encodes have a different tint to the picture, but that's a different arguement as to what...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 300 -- in HD & BD

    And yet it would do no harm, and possibly do good. I still say the masters are the weak spot at this point. It'd be the same pattern we saw with DVD at the beginning. I think the extra bitrate will be more beneficial when studios are all mastering in 4k and working from there. Obviously the...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 300 -- in HD & BD

    The only way to waste space on a disc is not to use it at all.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 300 -- in HD & BD

    Ah, but optimizing for maximum quality with a higher ceiling and optimizing for the max bitrate they actually have available are not necessarily the same thing. They could optimize for a bitrate half of what they use on this disc, but that doesn't mean that it would look identical to the current...
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    A study in contrasts-or-someone needs to fire their marketing director

    I forsee Star Trek Season 1 as being one of the most pirated HD-DVD sets on the market. With the price set that high, many will not feel the urge to obtain it by legal means. In the long run, they may end up encouraging piracy by trying to set such a high price and end up making much less money.
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    Star Trek: Original Series Season One - 11/20/07 MSRP $217.99

    For that price, they could atleast have gone the extra mile and allowed people to watch the original effects version of the shows through seemless branching.
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    Blades of Glory/Face Off - BD HD differences

    But it lacks a space and bandwidth hogging TrueHD sound track. Would it have impacted the video quality? There's no sure answer, so it's not the best example to use. Also King Kong has no HD extras, which again makes it a bad example. If you really want to prove HD-DVD has no space issues, you...
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    Razor Digital Exclusively Blu-ray

    Over at AVSforums RBfilms shared some information from last year about what his prices were for producing each format in terms of glass master fees and AACS fees and such. You have to consider that in addition to the outlay to go all the way from initial production to disc replication, a small...
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    Official HTF HD-DVD Review: Mallrats

    They are probably just reusing an old HD master they used for the last DVD. I'd assume if they were mastering it now for HD-DVD, edge enhancement wouldn't be added.
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    Razor Digital Exclusively Blu-ray

    Even on the hardware side now with Denon going Blu-Ray.
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    300: HD DVD edition - Best hidef disc, period? A review.

    Not that this HD-DVD/Blu-Ray will not look stunning, but I'm not sure you want to base this assumption off of an IGN review. :P
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    Display limitations.

    I can verify that my 1080p Sony 70" SXRD XBR2 doesn't exhibit any ghosting or blurring at any resolution through either HDMI or component. Any that you are seeing is all equipment or source related. Which is about what Carlos was trying to tell you.
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    Display limitations.

    In store networks that distrubute over component video can easily cause a lot of problems if there isn't enough bandwidth/signal strength. When an analog HD signal doesn't have enough bandwidth to diplay it's total resolution it effectively halves the possible resolution. So a bandwidth staved...
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    Burying The Format War Hatchet...

    I think part of some of the strife is that some people HAVE to reply whenever someone makes a statement they disagree with. It's like you can't have a differing opinion without being rebutted even if the rebutted point is wildly off topic for the thread. It's one thing to argue about something...
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