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  1. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - A Fistful of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More -- in 4k UHD

    I seem to recall the UHD BD spec required 4K SDR to be rec 709 and HDR to be BT2020. Maybe I mistaken though.
  2. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Completely agree. It does take time and resources to create new 1080p discs. I think most of the studios are pouring their money in the 4K market where generally speaking will have the highest video enthusiasts. Given one can buy a new 65" OLED and 4K player combined for under $2K tells me...
  3. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    It's perhaps unfair on my part, but it looks to me as if they are working out of a house. Do they have all of the reference tools and equipment to do this work versus being in a studio? I realize the impact Covid played, but just sayin'. I could hypothetically see where things could go astray...
  4. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Spider-man No Way Home -- in 4k UHD

    I watched it streamed last week - really enjoyed it. Lots of fun. I plan on buying this disc.
  5. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    It's a little curious why Paramount didn't include the remastered BDs in either set (especially the more expensive Collector's Edition). Even for Star Trek, they included them. Of course, for Indiana Jones, they never made remastered BDs. Not sure how calls are made on these.
  6. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Yes. The 2008 Blu-ray Coppola Restoration (from 2007) regular US Blu-ray boxset looks like this:
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  8. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I hope this is brought to the studio project leads(s) awareness by someone.
  9. Dave H

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Fully Restored Director's Edition (4k UHD) (Paramount+ Streaming)

    My older brother who is a big Trek fan, and saw TMP in 1979 while he was in high school, thought the 2001 Direction Edition version was an improvement when we watched it on DVD. He also owned the longer version VHS.
  10. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I watched all three movies on UHD BD, projected, and then popped in the '08 BDs chapter skipping around. They do hold up very well. This situation could have been a lot worse if the BDs never existed. Timing (and color timing!) is everything.
  11. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    It seems like a very deliberate effort. "Get rid of some of that ugly grain, show more highlights, and get rid of those weird bold colors...make it look more like reality for crying out loud!" I still recall back in 2008 on some of the forums, people complaining about the colors. I still...
  12. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Interesting. I'll be honest: I have no idea what an original film print in good quality might look like from Apoc Now or 'Drac. I didn't get the feel of a modern look of the UHD BDs (which I found stunning) but these kind of things seem to change format to format. By comparison: the original...
  13. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Given how much smaller the physical market gets every year, I would be shocked if it were not the last.
  14. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I spent closer to $60 from Deep Discount and sold off the codes for $15. So $45 cost for the discs. If I don't like these, hopefully I can sell off the set for something of that price. Not the worst. I will be watching Part I tonight, projected. Keeping my expectations in check, but trying...
  15. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    Agreed. Even the Indiana Jones UHD BDs, which look excellent, have a little grain muckery going on noticeable in some sky shots.
  16. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ -The Godfather(s) 50th Anniversary Restoration -- in 4k UHD

    I'm mixed on this. I preordered the UHD BD, but I think I might prefer to watch these with Mr. Willis' intent even with a bit less detail. Such intent easier captured in rec 709 without the tone mapping variations of HDR.
  17. Dave H

    Epson introduces its most advanced Laser Projector to Date: Epson Pro Cinema 4K PRO-UHD LS12000

    Hi Gregg, There have been some reputable reviewers like Ekki (Cine4home) who has measured the LS12000 anywhere from 4K-9K:1 native contrast. That would be below the LS10500 which I think was about 15-20K:1. The 4K JVCs are usually 20-30K:1 depending on the model and sample variation. Kris...
  18. Dave H

    Sony 100" X92 4K HDR TV

    Enjoyed the video as well as your and D-Nice's insight.
  19. Dave H

    Epson introduces its most advanced Laser Projector to Date: Epson Pro Cinema 4K PRO-UHD LS12000

    I've seen differences/comparisons in my own set-up and it's significant in my opinion. There are also a lot of screenshot comparison out there with static vs DTM (such as MadVR). That said, static tone mapping can look respectable although it may take some tweaking on a content to content...
  20. Dave H

    Epson introduces its most advanced Laser Projector to Date: Epson Pro Cinema 4K PRO-UHD LS12000

    Unfortunately, the LS12000 doesn't do true frame-by-frame dynamic tone mapping (like native 4K JVCs, Lumagen, and MadVR). This is BY FAR the optimal way to watch HDR on a front projector given how limited the nits are in every set-up compared to a good flat panel. With that said, good static...
  21. Dave H

    Epson introduces its most advanced Laser Projector to Date: Epson Pro Cinema 4K PRO-UHD LS12000

    The cheapest native 4K laser projector is made by JVC (NZ7/RS2100) at $11K MSRP. So you "only" need to spend $5K more to get your preference. :) If you're okay with native 4K lamp, the Sony 325ES is at $5499, but with fairly limited features in my opinion.
  22. Dave H

    Press Release PHE Press Release: The Godfather Trilogy (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) (including gift set and reissues)

    I found the press release wording a bit interesting and how RAH's name was used. I'm a bit (pleasantly) surprised they went back to the ON. Hopefully this turns out great.
  23. Dave H

    Press Release PHE Press Release: The Godfather Trilogy (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) (including gift set and reissues)

    So as I read it, this is a new restoration. Was RAH part of it?
  24. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl -- in 4k UHD

    I could see this happening. Have you heard anything through the grapevine?
  25. Dave H

    Pre-Order An American Werewolf in London (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    I can see why some are passing on this one. I didn't like the DNR on the remastered BD, so hopefully the UHD BD is done right - if so, I will grab it at $20 or less.
  26. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Universal Classic Monsters -- in 4k UHD

    Makes sense. It's almost analogous to buying high end A/V gear - you pay disproportionately more for that 'extra' bit of improvement - is it worth it?
  27. Dave H

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Universal Classic Monsters -- in 4k UHD

    Nice to see The Wolfman get real 4K treatment. Big improvement there over the BD.
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