Star Wars SE LD's just arrived!!!

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  1. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

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    The SW Trilogy SE LD boxset I bought from half.com just arrived in the mail! My wife went to the mall for a few things and will be picking up a Panasonic DVD-R recorder for me, and a used LD player I bought from a member of this forum will probably arrive on Monday or Tuesday. This is gonna be fun [​IMG]
    PS- I have sealed LD's of THX WOW! and Raiders of the Lost Ark on the way too [​IMG]
     
  2. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

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    Damn! I spelled "Star", "Staw" [​IMG]
    Can someone fix it?
    thanks
    Jim
     
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  4. Michael St. Clair

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    Since you'll be limited to stereo audio for your DVDs, I'd definitely get the original trilogy (non-SE) as well. The pro-logic mix of the SE is a downmix from the new 5.1 track, and I've never heard anybody prefer it (the downmix, not the 5.1 track) over the 'original' (term used loosely since Star Wars was remixed even for the THX LD release) pro-logic mix.

    Actually, a lot of people prefer the original pro-logic mix over the SE 5.1...
     
  5. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

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    I just received my STAR WARS SE Boxset I won on eBay yesterday and I may watch A NEW HOPE this evening. Today I just placed a bid on the non SE Definitive Collection boxset and am eyeing an INDIANA JONES Trilogy laserdisc boxset. Man, eBay is expensive...but fun!
     
  6. Tom-G

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    What do you know? I'm in the same boat! This past week, I received both the original and SE versions of the Star Wars trilogy on laserdisc. Now all I have to do is wait for that Pioneer CLD-D606 laserdisc player I bought to arrive. I got the original versions off of eBay and the SEs and the player from members here at the Forum. To say that I'm excited is one of the biggest understatments of this new year. Having the discs and not being able to watch them is going to drive me nuts!
     
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    Sorry about the misplaced modifier, Michael. The PCM on the THX versions is the sound that I prefer.
     
  10. Michael St. Clair

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    Tom,
    Soon I will be DPLII capable and am looking forward to it. I am also looking forward to trying Circle 7 on these discs.
     
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    Michael, I can't say enough good things about DPLII. It sounds GREAT.

    What is Circle 7?
     
  12. Larry Sutliff

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    Michael, thanks for the info. I've never heard of it. I'll have to do a search here on the HTF and read up about it. I hope I didn't miss out by going with DPLII! :b
     
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    Don't worry Jim, I spell it STIR WARZ[​IMG] !
    I like the PCM on the THX masters best.
     
  16. Joe6pack99

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    Well I have the SE's and the Thx and while the THX pro-logic sound great the SE's in DD are a notch better IMHO....especially the bike scenes in Jedi ahhh glorious 5.1!
     
  17. Jim A. Banville

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    The Speeder Bike chase in 5.1 is AMAZING.

    I use it as one of my sound demo scenes.

    The video is much better with the SEs....too bad I cannot stand the changes with the SEs.
     
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    PCM is the audio format used for CD's right? Can someone tell me more about PCM? Why does it sound better for music perpoces forexample?
     
  20. Jim A. Banville

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    PCM is pulse code modulation. It is a 2 channel uncompressed/lossless digital format that is standard for compact discs. It sounds "better" to some people because (a) it is not compressed and (b) it is lossless (no info thrown away). The same can't be said for the other forms of digital audio storage.
     

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