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Not that DV is bad because it has improved so much over the years. But so far in most cases to my knowledge disc is still better than DV. Disc still also offers higher data rates over DV unless you have a Kaleidescape Media Player / Server and get your digital downloads from Kaleidescape. Then the data rates can top blu-ray discs. Just depends if you want as I am sure the DV version is a good experience as well. I also have a number of movies on DV that I can stream along with my disc library. I am looking forward to getting Citizen Kane but I want the disc in my library to watch when ever and not have to worry about if I have internet or not. Anyone view this title on a Sony A9F OLED?

What do you mean "disc is still better than DV"? As far as I know everyone is talking about discs, with and without Dolby Vision.
 

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What do you mean "disc is still better than DV"? As far as I know everyone is talking about discs, with and without Dolby Vision.

Was under the impression DV meant digital video as in digital streaming or digital download. If so then disregard my post, sorry.
 

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I have both the Criterion UHD and the Warners 4K disc (Australian). I've looked at both but not done a side-by-side comparison. My impression is that they are the same transfer - or very close to each other.
Thanks for that. I really want the Criterion edition, but have not found anywhere that guarantees "new stock" that includes the fixed BD disc. Being outside of North America, if I was to get the original stock, Criterion from what I can gather would not honour the replacement disc because of their odd policy to only sell/ship to the USA and Canada. <frustrating>
 

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Thanks for that. I really want the Criterion edition, but have not found anywhere that guarantees "new stock" that includes the fixed BD disc. Being outside of North America, if I was to get the original stock, Criterion from what I can gather would not honour the replacement disc because of their odd policy to only sell/ship to the USA and Canada. <frustrating>
I'm in the UK and received my replacement disc from Criterion, no problems at all; I'm not the only one.
 

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Also a postscript on Kane and the two shots Mr Harris references in his review. Now the happy owner of a new projector I’ve been trailing back over recent Blus of stuff that’s shortly due in UHD. When I played back the Warner Annversary BD of Kane I scoped right into the two sequences Mr Harris cites. Guess what, in both cases the shots are exactly the same visual issues as Mr Harris describes in the UHD. Cotton’s face is clearly if dimly recognizable in not the first but the second short wide shot of the group in the screening room, and the camera gives it a few seconds for his face to sink in. Diito the library AB shot, in which just as Mr Harris describes, the first shot closing into the page is fully flared out in white, with the B shot showing the text. It looks like these two shots‘ lighting values are either intentional or simply baked in, at least from the point of time when Warner did this earlier 4K restoration.

The lighting issue in the newsroom sequence has actually been, as you put it, "baked in" for quite a while. When Warner first released Kane on DVD, I recall lots of negative comments on the interwebs about that sequence. I did an A/B comparison of the Warner DVD against the Criterion LD -- actually, both their original 1984 release (Spine #1), and the later (1992) "50th Anniversary Edition" release (Spine #142) -- and the lighting issue was present in both of the LDs. I did not check out the Image/Turner "RKO Classic Collection" edition LD, but it was also bannered "50th Anniversary Edition", and probably used the same master as Criterion #142. I didn't have the original Image LD release (circa 1985/1986) to check against.

I once had a Betamax edition, but ditched that when I got the original Criterion LD.
 

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Shamefully, this morning, I finally sent my email with photo to Criterion.
No need to be ashamed. I haven’t sent in my request for a replacement yet either. I got busy with other things in life. But I see they are sending out replacements. I was waiting on the replacement for A Hard Days Night too. I may try to make my request this weekend. I just still hate the idea of cutting or breaking the disc. I know the content is bad, so it’s not like ruining a good disc. But still.

Maybe Criterion would accept a photo of a disc with a hole drilled into the playing surface? Of if I gouge the playing surface with a knife?
 

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No need to be ashamed. I haven’t sent in my request for a replacement yet either.

Nor have I. I do have the excuse that I'm unlikely to watch the BD in the Criterion set. If for some reason, my 4K player bites the dust, and I have a hankering to watch the film before I get a new one, I still have Warner's "Ultimate Collector's Edition" blu-ray set (I kept it for the special features not carried over to the Criterion).

I have no excuses for a number of other discs I need to get replaced, though, like Arrow's Donnie Darko, or even a handful of Criterions.
 

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