R2 Pride and Prejudice (A&E)

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  1. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    The newer R1 16x9 DVD set for this has simply atrocious picture quality. It's clearly a result of some horrible PAL-NTSC electronic conversion. Still-stepping frame-by-frame you can see all sorts of combing and "ghost" images that result from shoddy frame-rate conversion.

    Ok...so is the native PAL DVD set any better? I would think that it ought to be.

    If it's decent...it may push me over the edge to get a region free DVD player to compliment my new projector. Any decent region free DVD players with DVI output? One that could scale to 720P native via DVI and offer aspect-ratio control for non-anamorphic encoded discs would be perfect...

    -dave [​IMG]
     
  2. Julian Lalor

    Julian Lalor Supporting Actor

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    The BBC DVD isn't any great shakes (lots of grain and some edge enhancement), but it's certainly watchable on a decent sized set. On a projector, though, it ain't gonna look too good.
     
  3. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Are you refering to the R2 version? Have you ever had the chance to compare to the R1? I'm not expecting miracles but given how bad the R1 disc is it wouldn't take much to make an improvement! (especially given that so much of the artifacting I'm seeing is PAL-NTSC conversion related)

    -dave [​IMG]
     
  4. Werner_R

    Werner_R Stunt Coordinator

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    The R2 version isn't spectacular, sometimes lot's of grain is noticeable but it certainly is decent, besides the grain I'm quite happy with it.
    Never tried the R1 version though.
     

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