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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Kelly Grannell, Jun 20, 2006.
Memento is available on BD?
With no link, I can't help you as far as the context of those comments except to say that there isn't any Memento Blu-ray disc currently available in Region 1.
Either he's been misinformed or the early BD-P1000 owners like myself have been ripped off because there wasn't any discs inside the box. Crawdaddy
or maybe he didn't actually review it (I know of a couple magazine reviewers who seldom actually review the product). One of them, I remember clearly, raves about the high quality tuner on a certain manufacturer's amp for paragraphs upon paragraphs... the amp doesn't even have a tuner! LOL (this is from Absolute Sound magazine several years back)
He said HDDVD uses MPEG-4, which is not true (released titles use VC-1). That makes me question his expertise. These days, I put much more trust in consensus opinions from actual users posting in places like here and AVS. I can tell the people who are knowledgeable and not from their posts, and I know they're not just industry types pushing product.
i thought VC-1 is a MPEG4 variant?
Nope—MPEG4 is used in things like IPODs and QuickTime, while VC-1 is (mostly) a Microsoft product and developed from WMV and you get that with Windows Media Player.
when i say "variant" i meant that VC-1 is a derivative or came from the foundations of h.261,MPEG1, 2, 4, etc. combing through wiki sites, digital-digests, etc. seems to suggest this. meaning, it's not a 100% original from MS. it acts quite like xvid/divx mpeg4 during decoding (the speeds) rather than h.264.
That is why I wrote 'mostly'.
Yeah, I remember a few of those awsome reviews especially "The Pianist" where it had some sort of bad PAL transfer. They review gave it rave ratings. Likely going on here. Although the street date is August '06 http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/bluraydvd.php?id=2881