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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Andrew Bunk, Oct 23, 2003.
Read the post in the Music forum. There is an explination as to why this happened. No DTS because it didn't fit in the bit budget. No anamophic because of a decision by Geddy's brother and wasn't caught in time. That being said, despite the faults, I don't regret buying this. Jason
Thanks for the info-I usually don't check the Music forum.
And when you look in the music thread, someone just posted that they found some magic sequence of key strokes to bring up an anamorphic version. Methinks someone is very, very confused, but since my disc has not arrived yet, I can't check it for myself. Come on, mailman! BGL
Really?!? That's WEIRD. Hope it's true...
I doubt that person is correct about the magic anamorphic. I just can't see that happening. As for it not being anamorphic or DTS...if you're a long time Rush fan does it really matter if the specs aren't perfect? The concert is great and captures the energy of the live show. The video and DD5.1 are pretty good. The lack of anamorphic/DTS shouldn't keep anyone from buying this DVD. I really can't believe that people have gotten to the point where if the specs aren't what they want they don't buy it, even if it's something they like. Whatever happened to buying movies/concerts for content? Sorry, I had to rant.
I can believe it. What I can't believe is there are people who don't understand the process. As long as 16x9 has been out, if a studio doesn't know how to properly transfer an HDTV sourced video, they don't deserve my money. I'm a big Rush fan, but I'm gonna wait until they do this one right.
I knew it wasn't going to be DTS, and Rush put out a press release stating it, so no big disappointment there. I mean DTS would be nice, but DD5.1 is fine with me. I was HUGELY disappointed in no Anamorphic video, but that may be just a SUPER WIERD option or glitch or something if the following turn out to be true: "Hey guys the transfer is indeed ANAMORPHIC! You have to go into the audio options and select (dolby 5.1), then select (resume). It is then shown in anamorphic widescreen. It is the most bizzare thing ever. " Quoted fro the other thread mentined above. Can anyone confirm this? I can't, I'm at work. Is it even possible to choose anamorphic or not? Please explain.
Just to clarify, I'm disappointed that it's not anamorphic as well. However, I love Rush too much to let that guide my decision. When you get right down to it, you're buying for content, right? It's not like RiR is unwatchable, far from it. Just my opinion, YMMV...
Jim C - I agree 100% I am happy beyond words to have this INCREDIBLE show on DVD. I can now go see RUSH any time I want in my own Home Theater. I am still disappointed that it was advertised as anamorphic, but it isn't. Or maybe it is.
Ok, now I'm pissed. I read a review of the UK version, and it's definitely anamorphic. Here's a quote from dvdtimes.co.uk "I've been getting feedback now that the US Region 1 edition has been released and it seems that it is NON-ANAMORPHIC. Just to confirm - this UK edition is definitely ANAMORPHIC - enhanced for widescreen TVs." DAMN IT!!!
Funny how you guys are talking about this. A few months back I picked up the Fabulous Thunderbirds One Night in LA DVD, which was supposedly the first live concert recorded in HD (they made a big deal about this and the DTS 96/24 soundtrack). So I was shocked when the DVD turned out to be 4:3 letterboxed. Makes no sense.
Just to clarify, I am a big Rush fan too, but I don't buy live DVD's mostly because I watch them once and generally not again. I was however on the fence about RiR since it was supposed to be 16x9, which would have been the first concert DVD I saw this way. Jim is right, if you're a huge fan it should not make a difference. But we should also not let blatant mispresentation of the 16x9 absence go unanswered. I was not aware of the press release on no DTS, but even if I was, it would appear that most if not all vendors did not get that memo. If the specs of an announced disc change, the burden should be on the studio, and not the vendor to make sure the disc gets represented accurately. There is simply no excuse for this kind of mistake IMO.
I was going to pick this up, but then I saw the Regal Cinemas showing and I found the sound mix horrible (it sounded worse than some b00tlegs I've heard). That put me on the fence. Now that I find out it's non-anamorphic as well, it's an easy no-sale for me. -Lyle J.P.
Lyle, don't let the regal mix fool ya. It sounds MUCH better than that on the DVD. I think the mix is great. It does have a good deal of crowd noise, but all the music is clear and sounds great. The crown noise actually adds to the whole "live" experience. The DVD is definitely worth the $, even without anamorphic.
Wow!! What a major FUBAR!! I'll skip it. Would you buy a car that was listed as a 6 cylinder to find out later that it only had 4? Same difference here just different amounts of this=$$$.
Don´t buy the R1 Get the R2 with anamorphic picture
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