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Buffy Season 1 Region 1 vs. Region 2

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Eujin, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. Eujin

    Eujin Supporting Actor

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    Has anyone compared the picture quality on the Buffy Season 1 set for Region 1 and Region 2? I've had Region 2 for a quite a while now, but I think the quality is pretty poor and was wondering if it got any better with the U.S. release. I know it's not my player because I use a Malata N996 which does a great job on all my other PAL non-Region 1 discs. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Adam Tyner

    Adam Tyner Screenwriter

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    I recently saw one of the R2 sites doing a side by side comparison, stating that the video on the R1 release has a slight edge.

    There is not a night-and-day difference between the two, though. The DVDs may not offer stunning video quality, but they're very representative of how the first season appeared when it aired. It's a definite improvement over what I'm seeing on FX, though I can probably chalk part of that up to my lousy cable provider.
     
  3. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    Yes, I did a side-by-side comparison and found that the vid quality was better on the R1. Not much in it though.
    But (and don't read this if you're sick of the PAL vs NTSC debate [​IMG] )
    It is definitely worth the upgrade to get rid of that pesky PAL speedup [​IMG]
     
  4. Filipe Almeida Paz

    Filipe Almeida Paz Auditioning

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    Last November I bought Season 3 when it was released
    here in the U.K.. I was a little (quite a lot!!)
    disapointed with the quality of the image. I was secretly
    hoping for the region 1 sets to have a better transfer
    but, according to what I have been told, the difference
    is not that significant. [​IMG]
    Anyway, I am already quite happy to be able to buy this
    TV show... I was only able to watch till the 2nd Season
    in my home country... they suddenly stopped airing it
    without any notice [​IMG]
     
  5. Adam Tyner

    Adam Tyner Screenwriter

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    Season 3 isn't available in R1 yet, so a comparison of those will have to wait. [​IMG]
     

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