What Makes a DVD "Reference Quality"?...

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  1. Alan Preston

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    ...and which one do you think is the best example of it?
     
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    Alan,
    I think this is being covered well here.
     
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    It can't have grain, nor mono sound.

    That leaves just enough so you can count them on your fingers.
     
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    Patrick, I would agree with on the "no grain/mono sound" statement in regard to reference-quality DVDs for showing one's HT setup, but that's not to say that grain and mono sound are bad things! [​IMG]
    I just want DVDs editions of films I love to replicate the film's original and intended look in regard to: sharpness; colour; grain structure; contrast etc, and its original and intended sound in regard to: format (mono, stereo, DD5.1...); hiss; dynamic range etc. When these things are screwed around with, I get upset! [​IMG]
    But for optimum HT exibition, it's best not to show, Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages to your buddies, even though it is a great DVD edition of a great film with a superb (for it's age) transfer.
    # "Don't be denied" # - Neil Young [​IMG]
    Gordy
     
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    Great stuff, Patrick! [​IMG]
    I would agree 100% on the films you listed as being 'reference quality'.
    Gordy
     

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