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  1. Felix Martinez

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Hi Robert, I agree with RAH and stand by my previous comments that it's not as bad as Gangs of New York, or Patton (never saw Longest Day) and that it could have been better. I also agree with you on the importance of the audio, and that for some, this is reason enough alone to pick up the...
  2. Felix Martinez

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Finally was able to compare the Blu-ray with the HD-DVD on a 92 in screen. As was confirmed in Xylon's screen caps, the Blu-ray has been unfortunately tweaked. What isn't visible in the screencaps is that this tweaking is not consistent throughout the film, which contributes to a much less...
  3. Felix Martinez

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Hi Robert, I thought my post #15 was pretty clear and forthcoming, and I'm actually not ruling out getting the BRD at some point in the future. I'm not recommending that others do what I'm doing, but I will say to those that still have the HD-DVD, that it's probably worth keeping.
  4. Felix Martinez

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    No cause for concern ;) I am indeed returning the Blu-ray unopened, so right now I can't compare on my 92 in screen. I'm going to go ahead and Netflix the BRD and compare it with the HD-DVD when I get a chance. My only point is that the Blu-ray has been digitally "enhanced," and that...
  5. Felix Martinez

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Hi Kevin, I know screen caps don't tell the whole story, and the Blu-ray's audio is surely superior, but based on these comparisons, I'm about to return my unopened Blu-ray and keep the HD-DVD that's en route. That kind of "remastering" is just not pleasing to me. I don't mean to "thread...
  6. Felix Martinez

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    I don't believe there is an argument that the audio is superior on the Blu-ray. Unfortunately, when compared to the HD-DVD, the Blu-ray image is DNR'd and contrast-boosted to (IMHO) an unacceptable level. This is totally unnecessary and disappointing. The Blu-ray should have been a home run.
  7. Felix Martinez

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Love this film. Comparisons between the Blu-ray and HD-DVD are out. Not looking good. I picked up a sealed HD-DVD for under $7. I have a feeling its market value may rise...
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