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    Venturer SHD7000 v. Toshiba HD-A3

    The owner's manual for the Venturer SHD7000 is finally up: Link So we can compare it with the existing Toshiba models. Which one should we compare it with, exactly? Let's proceed by elimination. The second-generation models had the drive on the left, and the third-gen on the right. The...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    So CD quality is good enough, and audiophiles have wasted ten years of their lives and a lot of money on SACD and DVD-Audio. Right?
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    Davis DVD

    It's up, but on a message dated Monday October 29th, Davisdvd (Patrick Mirza) said goodbye. That's a real shame. Good dvd information sites are harder and harder to come by.
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    5 Kubricks coming to Blu-ray/HD-DVD 10/23

    And A Clockwork Orange is 2-disc on HD DVD and 1-disc on Blu-ray. If you order from a site that calculates shipping on a disc basis (such as dvdpacific), then the HD DVD is a little more expensive.
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    New Kubrick SE's

    No worries, mates. :) I was waiting for the Kubrick reviews, and now I'll have to wait for amazon to have it in stock.
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    New Kubrick SE's

    Yeah, I should know. I took that picture. :) (The book is too big for any consumer grade scanner)
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    New Kubrick SE's

    If you look now at the thread, Patrick has edited his posts (4+ years after) so that no trace remains of how he pulled seniority to stonewall me - and not being man enough to admit that for once the veteran was wrong and the newbie was right.
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    The Shining OAR or MAR

    Sorry to bump this thread from the dead, but http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare/shining.htm The 1.33:1 edition has more picture on the top and bottom but is cropped on the sides!!
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    The Universal section was presented by Kazuki Minatoya, General Manager of Operations, Universal Pictures Japan.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Universal rep: 'We admit we did put up a slide with some Spielberg titles inside of the HD DVD swoosh, with the HD DVD logo on the top left, the caption "HIGH DEFINITION" on the top right and the "THE LOOK AND SOUND OF PERFECT®" slogan' at the bottom, but that didn't mean we wanted to imply that...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    The Universal section of the presentation was given by a Universal Japan top executive: http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...5/ceatec16.htm
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    'The Fighter': Aronofsky reduced to hired gun?

    Well, Paramount is fast-tracking The Fighter, and it looks it won't be starring Matt Damon, but rather... Brad Pitt!!
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    Darren Aronofsky's sci-fi epic "The Fountain" set to go

    Good commentary. Only a couple clues: - Don't look for metaphors - Notice how the position of Tomás kneeling by the tree of life is identical to another image of Future Tom kneeling by the spaceship tree.
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    Zodiac - Due 7/24/07

    Director's Cut announced: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/zodiac4.html
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    Darren Aronofsky's sci-fi epic "The Fountain" set to go

    "This site has exceeded the allotted bandwidth." Humph. edit: over at chud someone found the MP3: http://www.darrenaronofsky.com/Media..commentary.mp3 But of course it's unavailable. If someone manages to get it, please upload it on rapidshare or something. edit #2: well it is up again...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Different things. You're criticizing a passage where he was expressing his opinion. Whereas the section Cees criticized was simple fact reporting. So your post may be valid or not, but is irrelevant.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Oh come on. He's not retracted anything. First he merely relayed an LA Times story, then he followed up on it with his contacts and found out new information (namely, that the LA Times was reporting this offer to Warner as something current when it was not). And then published the information...
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    Blades of Glory on Blu-Ray found in Canada...

    Or $300 for Salò. ;)
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    Venturer HD DVD Player

    I don't think this player offers anything over an A1. I might consider it if it did 1080/24p, but it does not.
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    Fox/MGM announce 19 titles for BD this Fall

    List price is $39.99 vs $29.99. So with the typical 30 percent off it would be $27.99 vs $20.99.
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    Fox/MGM announce 19 titles for BD this Fall

    Which is why Lionsgate just put out National Lampoon's Van Wilder on a BD50.
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    Fox/MGM announce 19 titles for BD this Fall

    Most studios, whether they support Blu-ray, HD DVD or are neutral: (a) Put a list price on catalog titels of $10 less than new releases; (b) Include in the hidef disc most or all of the bonus content included in the SD DVD edition. Fox does nothing of the above. They set everything at...
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    The official BLADE RUNNER SE thread. (Check out page 8 and #790.)

    Whole details here: http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=65404 In a nutshell: 1. Special Edition DVD $20.97 2 discs Disc 1 Final Cut Disc 2 Documentary Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner 2. Collector's Edition DVD $34.99 4 discs Discs 1 and 2 like SE Disc 3 1982...
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    The official BLADE RUNNER SE thread. (Check out page 8 and #790.)

    So much the better - the young'uns will find themselves watching a movie that actually makes them think.
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    HD DVD: 800 titles by the end of 2007?

    I emailed the author of the article, and he replied that "800 titles seemed high to me too but that was the amount of releases spelled out on a monthly chart presented by Richard Doherty for the HD DVD Promotions Group at last week’s Media-Tech confab in Long Beach, Calif." The Media-Tech...
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    HD DVD: 800 titles by the end of 2007?

    Impossible, because May releases would then be way over 20 (I'm counting 22 HD DVD releases in North America in May).
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    Blade Runner 25th Anniversary & Kubrick Collection Advertising Insert

    Good news all around. WRT Kubrick, it will be interesting to see what aspect ratios will be used on The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut.
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    Anyone Else Finding SD-DVD lacking after life with HD DVD/Blu-ray?

    I'm ambivalent. On one hand, The difference in detail, sharpness and depth is so amazing that it is hard to go back. But on the other hand, I've decided that a good movie on SD DVD beats a bad movie on HD any time. Example: two of my latest rentals have been The Good Shepherd on HD (great...
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    HD DVD Sales Staging Comeback-'Planet Earth' Breaks New Amazon Record.

    We have now a "top 10 hidef sellers" chart that contains both BD and HD titles. 1. Night at the Museum BD 100.00 2. Deja Vu BD 75.04 3. Planet Earth HD DVD 32.78 4. Planet Earth BD 24.14 5. The Queen BD 17.29 6. Smokin' Aces HD DVD 17.24 7. Casino Royale BD 14.33 8. Happy Feet BD 7.19...
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