Happy to see talk about the laserdisc. Have 3 players and over 300 discs with half Criterion and many box sets. There are a few movies and shows i have on laser but not available on dvd or Blu-ray as of now. I still play the discs on my 4K Sony tv and even though the picture quality is not the best that does not bother me at all and just enjoy watching the movie.
I think you should move out of Brazil. That will solve all your issues.
OMG David, that RCA Selectavision advert brings me right back to 1981, and my late brother's Selectavision! It was OK for the time, but by the late '80s, he and his wife were using the disc cases on the floor of their apartment to prevent their cats from scratching it up, or something like that!And I always thought Laserdisc was digital all this time, guess I never really thought to read up on it.
Always thought this was Digital and the laser part was the thing that I think made me think digital. So was DTS recorded as an analog signal as well?
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And for sure this was analog and wow did this one suck!
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IMHO you are getting bad encodes being sold in Brazil and just horible picture quality that is not the fault of the format itself not to mention compression to the point of destroying what you are seeing over cable. Because believe me when I tell you that here in the US and other places we are not experiencing what you are! And HD and 4K has alot of picture detail, more so with 4K. Even 1080p blu-rays look better on my 4K TV.
How is USA HD air broadcast compared to youtube 1080p rentals, assuming youtube movies in 1080p for rent are the same in quality for Brazil and USA... correct if I'm wrong... ?
For example this film begining :
This is much better than braziliqn HDTV broadcast , and light years compared to the garbage paid "cable(mini sat)".
Even so, this "youtube quality" for movie rent it's not good enough for me, since can have artefacts very present in foggy turve images :
Like I said, HD and 4K decoders use to have poor image to the shadows, while DVD have shadows and middle tones more evenly in terms of video artefact.
While this youtube video have sharpness and have small artefacts, the "cable" have giant ones and much more motion blur.