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  1. Lee_eel

    Lee_eel Second Unit

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    Does anyone own a movie that is completely free of digital artefacts such as pixellation, edge enhancement and motion artefacts?
     
  2. Tom_Bechet

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    Does anyone know a perfect movie?[​IMG]

    Nothing's perfect, but after watching One Hour Photo gets close (the DVD artefacts thing), maybe direct to digitals like Toy story and Monsters Inc, Ice age...
     
  3. Dave Mack

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    Episode 2, AOTC...????
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    Singin' In The Rain: SE
    City Lights (Image)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail: SE
    The Thin Man
     
  5. Kwang Suh

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Canadian version. No EE. No pixelization. No compression artifacts. No sound crackling. It's a joy to watch and listen.
     
  6. Kwang Suh

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    Oh yeah, let me add the Fast and the Furious. Perfect transfer.
     
  7. Daniel J

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    considering the pixel-based video format used for DVD, I would have to say that it's an impossibility.
    Even most film prints are digitized at some point, aren't they?
     
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    Other than animated fare, I can only think of SW:AOTC
     
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    Fast and the Furious is an overprocessed DVD that bears no resemblance to the original 35mm prints.

    To me a good film based DVD looks like the 35mm source from whence it came.

    Ted
     
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    All lossy compression, by its very nature, has artifacts.

    At a minimum, all consumer MPEG video contains dither or banding that most people can learn to detect.

    Whether or not those artifacts are noticeable or objectionable depends on the hardware used and the perceptiveness (and opinion) of the observer.
     
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  12. David Von Pein

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    Off the topic (kinda) ..... But does anyone else experience a thin white line of light just above the lower black bar while watching widescreen films, of any ratio, on a 4x3 TV?

    This happens when I view anamorphic DVDs (with 16:9 Mode engaged).

    It's not real distracting, just annoying knowing it's *not* supposed to be present.

    It's just a very thin ray of light creeping into the bottom bar. And never all the way across the bottom bar, either. Just the left 75%. And only intermittently.

    Any ideas?

    (Thanks. [​IMG])
     
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  14. Lee_eel

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    Yes, i get these bars but on a widescreen set. Not terribly distracting but they are there!
     
  15. Aaron Cohen

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    On my widescreen tv when watching 2.35:1 films, I can see at the very top and very bottom of the picture frame thin black lines. I believe I was told that they are a compression artifact of sorts, a way to ease the picture into the black letterboxing of the frame.....I could be way off here....but they are in all 374 of my dvd's. I don't notice them on the 1.85:1 films as the overscan hides them though.
     
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    Training Day comes pretty close for a film transfer DVD.
     

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