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  1. pjones

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Some people reported freezing around that timestamp earlier in this thread. FWIW, mine played without freezing on my Oppo UHD-203, but at least some of the reports here with Oppo 203s.
  2. pjones

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    My email from Universal, which was back on October 1, did not say to tell them which disc type, though in my response with "photo of the disc and the packaging" my photo clearly showed both the 4K and the Blu-ray discs of Psycho—yet as shown above, I've only received replacements for the 4K/UHD...
  3. pjones

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    My second replacement arrived today, despite latest FedEx status of delivery on Monday, and no signature was required (also contrary to the Fedex notifications). As reported above, thankfully not just a naked disc floating in the padded envelope like with the first replacement (there were boot...
  4. pjones

    Pre-Order Blade Runner 2049 (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    No, the Criterion Blade Runner laserdisc was released well before the Director's Cut existed. Just dug out my copy, and it says "First Printing 1987" on the back of the jacket.
  5. pjones

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Yes, that's the quote that I was reacting to-- so that would be like a pixel resolution of approximately (and somewhat optimistically) 1155x1035i. The Wikipedia article linked above goes into more detail and presents less optimistic figures: 1060 horizontal pixels or 598 TVL of luma, and that...
  6. pjones

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    That 650 figure is almost surely TVL (especially next to the 425 for regular LD), so it's not directly comparable to horizontal pixel counts like 720 for DVD or 1920 for modern HD. TVL is lines per picture height, so you would at least need to divide horizontal pixel count by 16/9 for...
  7. pjones

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Downton Abbey - Season Two -- in Blu-ray

    My guess is that some sophisticated deinterlacers can detect the alleged 2:2:2:2:4 cadence in the 60i stream, at which point they can invert it to reconstruct the 25fps sequence internally (just like they can reconstruct a 24fps sequence from a 2:3 cadence), and then they output it in 60p with...
  8. pjones

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Downton Abbey - Season Two -- in Blu-ray

    I'm a little confused by what "ABABAABABABB" means (what are A and B?). Five 25fps source frames (perhaps deinterlaced from 50i) need to be spread across twelve 60Hz output fields. Also, output fields must alternate between so-called "top" and "bottom" fields of some source frame. Using...
  9. pjones

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Downton Abbey - Season Two -- in Blu-ray

    I don't have either set myself. I gather that the video on both is 1080i? So I assume that it is 25 fps (50 fields/sec) on the UK set and 29.97 fps (59.94 fields/sec) on the US set? Does your player-to-display video equipment chain support transmission and native display of 50Hz video? IF...
  10. pjones

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ West Side Story -- in Blu-ray

    FYI, I just checked the 1998 MGM laserdisc with AC-3 (Dolby Digital) audio: it does have the few seconds of green in between the red/orange and the final blue. -- Peter
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