Did someone mention that a new version of VIDEO ESSENTIALS is coming?

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  1. Kevin M

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    I seem to remember that someone here at HTF mentioned that a new version of VE was coming out called Video Essentials Digital. Is this true? Where can I find info about this?
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  2. Ted Kontos

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    Yes there is a new version of VE (I believe the title is actually Digital Video Essentials) coming out on 11/14. It's strange though that there's no info on the VE web site about it, other than an announcement that the old VE is discontinued. The best info I've found is on The Digital Bits site. The list on this one is only $24.95. I know at least dvdplanet has it up for preorder.
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  3. Glenn Overholt

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    Digital Bits reported a release date of Nov. 14th, and later stated they heard a rumor about it being delayed until the first quarter of '02.
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    So now the big question...What's the difference?
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  5. ChrisA

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    I knew there was a new version coming out a month or so ago, as soon as I saw DVD Talk blowing them out a supposed special deal [​IMG]
    I'm sure the new Digital Video Essentials is intended to leap frog AVIA. Perhaps they are both coming out with new versions. In any case, the retail price is much less expensive, so I see no reason not to get the new Digital Video Essentials. I really only used AVIA ever since it came out, so hopefully, the new Digital Video Essentials will break some new ground.
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    I had mentioned this about 3 weeks ago. I read about it in a little tidbit from The Perfect Vision, in which Joe Kane personally used it to judge something in a review they had him participate on. They talked about the whole thing for about two lines, so I can't give much info. I look and see if it was this month's or last month's and post it.
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  8. Carlo Medina

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    A big difference? $24.99 MSRP, Planet selling it for $18.
    I heard the original was mostly a port of the VE LD. The new one will probably be completely DVD-centric in the sense of menu designs and some new test patterns (since LD was analog and DVD is digital I would think there are new tests that should be included).
    I will buy it to complement the already excellent AVIA disc I own.
     
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    Chris,
    Might have been Empire selling it for $18.49 or something like that. I don't buy online much anymore so I get these sites confused when I use them for preorder browsing.
     
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    It will have DTS test tones, apparently.
     
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    Any word of test tones for a rear center channel?
     
  13. Kevin M

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    I am reviving this thread to ask what the hell happened to this DVD? I can't seem to find it in any search I have done & the info over at Joe Kane's site is incomplete http://videoessentials.com/jkp_index.htm
     
  14. Todd Phillips

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    This is on the Digital Video Essentials page :
     
  15. Kevin M

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    Yes, but that was from the 8th of December 2001, I was interested in newer info. None to be had it seems.
     
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  17. Kevin M

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    So they are releasing it to D-Tape first?
    ....that won't please some people here at the Forum.[​IMG]
     

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