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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Adam_Reiter, Nov 3, 2003.
Thanks Derek, that clears up my questions
A *nearly* perfect review. What would have earned you a perfect score is.... more screenshots of Kristanna!!! Seriously, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie in the theaters (it traded Cameron's penchant for preachiness for non-stop action, a trade which I don't have a problem with). I will pick this up on street date. I just wonder how many versions will be out on DVD (given the number of iterations T2 had)...
Although a nicely-done disc in terms of image and sound quality, I found the supplements on Disc 2 to be mostly rather poor. The 'documentary' (deliberate quotes there) is nothing more than 13 minutes of tedious back-slapping by the main players. He is so fantastic. She is so wonderful. He brings so much. Aren't we all so sickening. Whatever. The Gag reel barely raises a smile. There's nothing here that is anything more than lightweight fluff. The effects sections are OK but again it all feels rushed and superficial. The worst thing about Disc 2 is Arnie. Don't you just cringe when someone repeatedly thinks they are funny?
Do you own Unbreakable? That's a two disc Special Edition of a film I really like. I don't have the T3 DVD yet, but I am willing to bet that the extras are no worse on it than they are on Unbreakable....or many other two disc "special edition" DVD's that I have! This is the main reason that I rarely take the time to go through the extras anymore.
I do have Unbreakable and you know what - I've never even loaded Disc 2.
Mitch- I've had the same problem with my set up. I was using a Denon 2800 MK2, a PT AE 100 Panny and half decent component cables. I saw the lines everywhere even on films that are classed as perfect, Blade etc. I sent my player back for a exchange, I've now got a AE300 panny and top quality Rhino cables. I still see the lines, I started to think it was just me. Everytime I've asked people about it I was told that it was edge enhancement, ringing or my player adding sharpness.
Changes added to review. Maybe the EE is worst in the first screen shot scene because its entirely digital? Hmmmm. Edit: There are certain instances of EE found. Case in point, my first screen shot of the X-850's, is loaded with EE. This scene so far seems to be the worst offending EE in the movie that I have found. There are slight traces of EE found throughout. The EE didn't catch me eye the first time around, and is not bad to the point of distracting. Only when I really looked for it, did I notice the EE.
All TVs have "SVM" which adds EE. You should turn this "feature" off. Most (cheaper) DVD players have ringing, which although is not EE, does look like EE. Most DVDs have EE on them.
I took SVM COMPLETELY off, the very first day I got my Mits TV. Believe me, it's NOT on. I had to do it through the service menu. I won't argue that my DVD player is expensive, because it really wasn't. I paid only $250 for it, but it's certainly not one of those $39.99 Apex DVD players that Best Buy sells. And someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't "Computer DVD-Rom Drives" the most CORRECT DVD players out there? They don't suffer from adding EE or sharpening edges or even Chroma Bugs. Isn't that correct? If it is, the pictures that Adam posted were clearly taken directly from a DVD-Rom drive and not a set-top DVD player. And if you could see this EE on your computer screen, then it means that there is nothing wrong with the DVD player...it must be the actual disc.
I don't think my Panny AE300 has VSE, even when my sharpness is right the bottom of its scale the lines are still there. The reason why I always thought it was my set up is because when watching Star Wars Ep2 when Anakin is walking away from his ship after arriving on Tantooine at Larrs farm and Padme is following I could see an outline around his left side (my right). This was shot digital and the image is digtal, everyone mentions that its the perfect transfer. The images might be compressed and all the rest of it but they are exactly what I am seeing when watching films. I can nearly always see the line under the letterboxing.
did it look like the first scene as arnie appears that his love handles were alittle darker then in the theater? when i saw this at the movies his "handles" were very clear, here they were not at all, very dark in that area.
I got my Region 3 version of T3 in the mail on Thursday and I watched it in both Dolby and DTS and let me say, both are great tracks. BUT, the DTS has the edge over the Dolby. Although both tracks hit you right in your chest with the boom, the DTS track's sound direction is much better and focused. I found the Dolby track to be a little "going-all-over-the-place" in terms of its direction. I also find the surrounds to be used a bit more in the DTS track, to get you really into the feel of actually being right there in the middle of the action. Also, the DTS track is louder, so make sure your windows are closed... "trust me." I hope this helps some of you people who are torn between what region to get. But in my opinion, I say to get the international, Columbia-Tristar releases, cause you'll have the best of both worlds, DTS and Dolby. If you prefer one or the other after watching the movie in both formats, at least you won't regret not buying the DTS version to check it out for yourself. It will also send out a message to Warner Bros. that their low quality Dolby and lack of high quality DTS options on their DVD's won't cut it anymore. And if we can find an better alternative, we don't mind going through the depths of the internet to find it. I really liked this movie and enjoy the DVD even more. I just ordered the region 2 version of The Terminator: UE from Japan with the DTS track and I'll post a review on it when I get it. Thank you for reading