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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jason Wolters, Jan 18, 2002.
Just ordered this DVD. Anyone have it? If so, what do you think?
Delicious. GREAT sound.
Yeah, sweet sound. I rented it. Strangely enough, my wife actually loved it!
I bought the Mach II SE version for my brother, an admirer of F-1/Cart racing. The DTS sound is fantastic. The picture quality is very good on my 36XBR450. I know that the OAR for IMAX movies is roughly 4:3, but I prefer the widescreen version available on the Mach II SE--better resolution with the 16:9 mode. This is an interesting documentary on Mario Andretti, creating a new car, and restoring an old one. I really enjoyed watching this one and the behind-the-scenes, making of feature.
Great DVD. If you like CART, this is it.
Unfortunately, you can't listen to the DTS track when watching the proper OAR version of the film, but that's OK, the DD5.1 still sounds great.
I about got the Mach II but it was much shorter. Any idea why?
I have the first edition of it. The sound is very good. Very effective!
For those who have the latest edition, is the upgrade really worth it?
I haven't heard the latest version, but the older one was the loudest DVD I've ever heard. On a truly reference system, it sounds great, but on a lesser system, it can be brutal on the ears. Some neat surround effects, and it makes a good documentary on formula racing. I thought it was a fun DVD.
For those with 16:9 displays the upgrade is definitely worth it. My grandson, Robbie, who loves this title, "inherited" my old copy.
For these IMAX releases to DVD it sounds like there is really no "proper" video presentation for the odd ball aspect ratio they have.
The 1.33:1 presentation crops the sides slightly.
The 1.78:1 HDTV type presentation crops the top and bottom slightly.
Plus, you can't recreate the "huge screen" experience except for perhaps the sound with properly mastered DTS 24/96 tracks (if you have one killer DTS surround system).