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  1. AlexBC

    Terminator 1 & 2

    That's what I meant on both posts Dave, I always hold you opinion very high and in this case I'd like to know if you have the European disc for comparison, as it's much better compressed and avoids many of the problems found on previous the US release.
  2. AlexBC

    Terminator 1 & 2

    Personaly, I'd never go to Peter M Bracke for a take on any disc as I can't recall the last time I saw an accurate review from him. But that's just my opinion.
  3. AlexBC

    Terminator 1 & 2

    OK, I've seen the US Skynet Edition and all I have to say is: just what happened here? It's insanely DNRed, clearly even worse than the previous Lionsgate Edition and it's a long shot form the European/Japanese versions. It's terrible like some of the new Star Trek editions. Van Ling, can you...
  4. AlexBC

    Grindhouse DVD's

    Well, Weinstein is more like a no show for over 6 months now. The talks are they are going BD as well. Anyway, the company that distributes Planet Terror here in Brazil is a BD exclusive. So, eventually we'll be getting a BD version. In other territories, it's distributed by Buena Vista...
  5. AlexBC

    Grindhouse DVD's

    What a waste Death Proof was. Planet Terror on the other hand absolutely rocked, can barely wait for the BD.
  6. AlexBC

    ***Official Blu-ray insiders thread

    Hi Paidgeek, thank you for joinnig this great forum!' I really appreciate your continued effort to provide us accurate technical information on SPHE products and listenning to our concers. I'm very curious about sampling rate for Sony's DTHD BDs and I believe this is of interest to a lot...
  7. AlexBC

    Blu-ray Review HTF Blu-ray Review: Halloween (1978)

    Great posts Don, to get access to such thoughtfull and informed comments is the marvel of these foruns. Can you please answer just a little off-topic question. It's great to hear about the lenghs you guys at Synapse go to pursue the best video transfer. Considering your future HD...
  8. AlexBC

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Halloween -- in BD

    I'm 100% with David Ruiz and Jeff Adkins regarding original soundtracks. Why is it so hard for studios to include the original (mono or stereo) tracks for older films in lossless fashion. It should be nothing considering Blu-ray disc space and bandwith. I can't understand their...
  9. AlexBC

    Blu-ray Review HTF Blu-ray Review: Halloween (1978)

    I'm 100% here with Vincent P and Don May. And I believe the original tracks (stereo or mono) should always be presented on HD discs in lossless fashion alongside whatever remix studios wanna throw in there to please the crowds. As it's been said, I'm all for technology, but it has nothing...
  10. AlexBC

    HTF HD DVD Review: Out For Justice

    Very nice reveiew, the most well worded review for the film itselft I're read so far. Too bad Warner keeps leaving lossless audio behind on catalog titles, and the week video transfer
  11. AlexBC

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: LAYER CAKE (HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!)

    I'm 100% with David and Ben. Outstanding posts guys. I think every decent web reviewer should take a hold of this comments. IMO, that's how proper reviews are done
  12. AlexBC

    info about reissue of THE FIFTH ELEMENT (PCM16bit+DolbyTrueHD 20or24bit)

    This is indeed great news about 5th Element. And not to hijack this thread, but another very important issue has come up for us movies aficcionados: the inclusion of the theatrical cut via seamless branching whenever extended or alternate cuts are being presented on Sony BDs. Please check out...
  13. AlexBC

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: LAYER CAKE (HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!)

    Your current review system is perfectly fine with me Ben. David Boulet, Chad Varnadore and yourself are my top rated reviewers. Fantastic job, guys. Just get back soon with those GI Jane and King Arthur reveiws ps: please check out my sig bellow
  14. AlexBC

    Call to Warner Brothers: Give us Dolby TrueHD on Blu-ray

    I'm voting with my wallet too. I haven't bought a single titles without lossless audio, no matter how much I want the movie (ohhh that Mission Impossible box set got me scratching myself, but I refused to purchase it)
  15. AlexBC

    Sony to start using Dolby True HD on Blu-ray...

    That's right Grant. Coincidence or not, I used this very example in the discussion with paidgeek. Let's until he gets back with his comments.
  16. AlexBC

    Sony to start using Dolby True HD on Blu-ray...

    Ohh.. I sure remember that one. I'm in for the next BTW, David. Have you been checking the insider thread. I asked them about original audio in lossless fashion for catalog titles. Paidgeek seems to agree. It will be really nice to go back to mono and stereo tracks in LPCM or lossless, like...
  17. AlexBC

    Sony to start using Dolby True HD on Blu-ray...

    The Dialog Enhancement has been discussed to lenghts at AVS and has nothing to do with the dial norm defaut of the encoder. It actually 'degrades' the sound even further. I'm sorry again, but do you have actual scientific data that proves the lossless codecs are really lossless? I'm not...
  18. AlexBC

    Sony to start using Dolby True HD on Blu-ray...

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate you taking the time to cast your vote there and stop this dial norm insanity ; ) Dave, that's exactly what David Boulet, Dan Hitchman and myself have been debating over at AVS with paidgeek (the Sony insider), along with the use of 48/24 sampling rate for...
  19. AlexBC

    Sony to start using Dolby True HD on Blu-ray...

    ***ATTENTION PLEASE*** For those of us concerned with the use of Dialog Normalization, I urge you to please take a minute of your time to post or vote on the following poll over at AVS. It's a valid survey (sort of an official one) since it was suggested by paidgeek himself, a Sony Pictures...
  20. AlexBC

    Sony to start using Dolby True HD on Blu-ray...

    As David pointed out, sure it's interesting, but it would be even more if both had 20bit depth ; )
  21. AlexBC

    Sony to start using Dolby True HD on Blu-ray...

    Ben, they are using different sampling rates Since they are going the lossless compressed way, I wish they chose the FOX way, DTS-HD MA @ full 48/24. I really don't like the idea of dial norm and other 'features' on the Dolby encoder. Furthermore DTS-HD MA @ full 48/24 takes less space...
  22. AlexBC

    Casino Royale (2006) on 3/13/07

    Matt, it's the Korean version And some great news, the BD version is up by the end of the month (3/30). http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.asp...id-1004676821/
  23. AlexBC

    Casino Royale (2006) on 3/13/07

    Mike, I don't know what his source is, but you can find more info here: http://debrief.commanderbond.net/ind...howtopic=39909 I'm really worried about the BD version, which is the one I care about, will we have to wait for the Korean version as well? That one doesn't seem to be too near on...
  24. AlexBC

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Descent

    Michael, The Descent's LPCM track has 6.1 discrete channels, tough it's enconded as a 7.1 track, the duplicate surround back is necessary to work properly in case you have 2 surround back speakers (using analog outs, in case HDMI is used it dependes on the receiver). Crank (also a...
  25. AlexBC

    OFFICIAL HTF REVIEW: PEARL HARBOR (Blu-Ray)

    You're welcome, that's nice. To get some of the most updated information, we already have to go through the craziness that's AVS, it would be shameful to get that same attitude here. That's one of the things I love about HTF, it's a respectful place and I'm sure Ronald and the moderators pride that.
  26. AlexBC

    Going Blu-Ray and need your help deciding which movies to watch

    Kingdom of Heaven: DC Enemy of the State X-Men: The Last Stand Black Hawk Down Tears of the Sun You gotta love those uncompressed/lossless tracks (48/24 to boost on the first 3). Those are reference in my book, the others don't look or sound so well, even though they are all great...
  27. AlexBC

    OFFICIAL HTF REVIEW: PEARL HARBOR (Blu-Ray)

    It's mostly you! Thank you for the great thoughtfull opinion, since you don't even own a BD player. For one, I'm totaly exited by all the Bruckheimer films that are coming to BD, can't wait for the next. Pearl Harbor rocks in my book. Bruckheimer movies done right, would alone make me jump...
  28. AlexBC

    Major SONY BD release announcement... including first AVC disc!

    Couldn't agree more with you Harminder ; )
  29. AlexBC

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Rising Sun

    Thank you Michael, great review!!! I was on the fence with this one. I surely didn't expect it to be a shinny transfer, as it would not correspond to the original theatrical presentation. It was indeed, very film like, as they say. I only cared about a clean print and no major compressions...
  30. AlexBC

    Buena Vista Goes All BD-50 for January Blu-ray Slate

    Yes they have David! Universal's HD-DVDs of End Of Days and Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas both have 48/16 (far from the ideal IMO) Dolby TrueHD tracks. So, this could further reinforce the point that they couldn't fit it on Kong.