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    Samsung Blu-Ray player on display at my local Best Buy

    Your not an idiot. I've seen the same display at my BB/Magnolia and it could easily pass for standard def DVD. Same thing with HD DVD display, but that was marginally better. Certainly no WOW factor at all in either technology. No chance I'm parting with even $500 until I see something that...
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    Who is going to win the Format War and why?

    So what the 1080P vs. 1080i/720P issue? Like I said I'm in a holding pattern. I've got decent gear - but my projector is not 1080P, its native 720P (1280x720). I'm not sure I'd even upgrade to HD-DVD without 1080P. Sure 1080i would look better than SD - but SD looks great on my projector...
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    Who is going to win the Format War and why?

    I couldnt agree more. I consider myself pretty "liberal" on HT expenses. Dedicated theater w/ projector etc - but I refuse to commit to HD until a clear winner is chosen. If people like us are in a holding pattern, just imagine the target market as a whole. 18 million HD capable units out there...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Brothers Grimm: Recommended for FANS of the film

    720P. 10000:1 contrast ratio. Did I say 10000:1? YUP! Waiting for a quote from Jason Turk. I'm going to be late to the 1080P party I think. The Ruby looks pretty good but I've got my doubts about LCOS and the best single chip DLP offering is $16K? I think the 8720 is down around $5K. And...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Brothers Grimm: Recommended for FANS of the film

    Thanks for the write up David. Certainly sounds better than the Momitsu. And my bulb is dimming too - I've also noticed it dimming/brightening suddenly in movies but only on occasion. I'm thinking of getting the 8720 if the throw ratio is equivalent I guess we shouldnt take this...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Brothers Grimm: Recommended for FANS of the film

    I notice chroma from my ancient Pioneer DV333 but not my XP-50, but maybe its just not as prevalent. It was VERY noticable on the Pioneer. You know this is a deja vu discussion! I'm actually surprised you bought a machine with the Macroblocking FL3210 chip. I'm not sure which is worse, chroma...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Brothers Grimm: Recommended for FANS of the film

    You went Oppo eh? I've dumped DVI altogether in favor of the older Panasonic XP-50. Way too many bugs in these budget DVI players in my opinion and I like the BenQ's deinterlacer (Sil504) it seems to handle everything thrown at it. I really don't see a difference in resolution and I never...
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    David Lynch's DUNE--new DVD (merged thread)

    Hmmm... So where is the best place to buy the french version? Also can I disable the french subtitles?
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    David Lynch's DUNE--new DVD (merged thread)

    Good LFE? Excellent. My R2 looks good but sounds mediocre. They forget the entire .1 channel it seems - there isnt even a TRACE of LFE on the disk!
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    David Lynch's DUNE--new DVD (merged thread)

    You've got to be kidding. Its 2006 arent we beyond this yet? Rediculous. I've got an XP50 which is just a glorified RP-62/91 so I'm expecting problems.
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    David Lynch's DUNE--new DVD (merged thread)

    And there is no BASS in that release David.
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    David Lynch's DUNE--new DVD (merged thread)

    So can anyone comment on the LFE of this release? I've got the R2 PAL version which is very good except there is NO LFE at all really. Anyone???
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    David Lynch's DUNE--new DVD (merged thread)

    The mini series was OK and it held to the books better of course but it seriously lacked FX and the violence was so watered down. Lynch's movie has alot going for it like art design, set and atmosphere/mood - all lacking in the mini series. Did I mention the FX? I can't find a TV small enough...
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    David Lynch's DUNE--new DVD (merged thread)

    So noone got a preview copy? I can't find any reviews on DVDBasen???
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    HTF Anime Discussion Part VIII

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is not everyones cup of tea. That being said - its a very complex story even when you think its NOT. If you pay attention to the little stuff the ending will make more sense! Enjoy it. Its a huge classic.