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Old 09-29-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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I keep hearing the same thing from The Bluray fanboys. Bluray is better, has a better picture, well this is from Widescreen Review magazine. The movies with the best picture, a rating 5 which is excelent

King Kong HD DVD
The Perfect Storm HD DVD
Batman Begins HD DVD
Constantine HD DVD
Dreamgirls HD DVD
Dreamgirls Bluray
Ice Age Bluray
Pirates curse of the
black pearl Bluray
Pirates Dead mans chest Bluray
Pitch Black Chronicles HD DVD
Polar Express HD DVD
Training Day HD DVD
U-571 HD DVD

Movies with a 4.5 rating for PQ: 16 titles for HD DVD and 12 titles for Bluray

I will let you figure out which format (according to Widescreen Review Oct. issue) has the better picture quality.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:08 PM   #2
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Some questions to ask before taking that as fact:

What did they measure picture quality with?
What was the encoding of the discs?
What set(s) did they use?
How objectionable was the test?

I am truly format neutral, just a little FYI.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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Did you mean how "objective" was the test ?
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I'm surprised Hot Fuzz didn't make that list. . .

That movie is shockingly beautiful.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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I'm surprised Hot Fuzz didn't make that list. . .

That movie is shockingly beautiful.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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True.
I'm shocked also that the first Matrix wasn't on that list also.

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I own 7 of those HD DVD titles.

I didn't think Hot Fuzz was as high on the PQ rating as I was hearing before I watched it myself.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:51 PM   #8
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Hot Fuzz also scored 5.0 on pq and 4.0 on sq. The matrix must have been reviewed awhile ago. I don't see it listed in this issue. I am looking for the equipment they used to test the movies on.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:35 PM   #9
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Here is a link to their site where they list all the equipment they use. I think this is kinda old and i'm sure they have updated they system since then but its all I could find for now. Nice pics there anyway.

http://www2.widescreenreview.com/wsrreference.pdf
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how can Planet Earth (on either format) not be listed??
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Geeze sounds like I need to get hot fuzz..
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Well i am not going to start a war of words because yeah, each camp will go "mine is better blah blah blah ..."

personally i prefer Blu-ray why ?

Both formats are HI-DEF ok ? so no argument there.

But Blu ray has (and this is a fact) a numerical aperture of 0.85 compared to HD-DVD's 0.65 (basic DVD has it at 0.60) which allows a flow of data higher for Blu-ray. not twice as much okay, but better.

Now the big reason for me choosing Blu-ray is the amount of data. Blu can contain 50 GB on a double layer disc and HD-DVD only contains 30 GB for a same double layer disc ... this speaks for itself: in a world of HD where movies eat up a huge lot of space, I simply don't want to have to watch some long movies like Lord of the Rings, with the movie cut in half on two HD-DVD's ... and i'm not even mentioning the extras ...

Well beyond that, i don't really care about camps, i got my blu-ray system and i'm happy about it. i just hope i won't be forced to get on the inferior HD-DVD if they win this format war, that's all i'm saying.

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i forgot to say, if you got some movie reviews higher on any format, it has nothing to do with what that format can or cannot do, it's cause that specific movie was better encoded, or used H.264 instead of Mpeg2 etc ...

my point being only with what Blu can deliver when at full capacity ...
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Well i am not going to start a war of words because yeah, each camp will go "mine is better blah blah blah ..."

personally i prefer Blu-ray why ?

Both formats are HI-DEF ok ? so no argument there.

But Blu ray has (and this is a fact) a numerical aperture of 0.85 compared to HD-DVD's 0.65 (basic DVD has it at 0.60) which allows a flow of data higher for Blu-ray. not twice as much okay, but better.

Now the big reason for me choosing Blu-ray is the amount of data. Blu can contain 50 GB on a double layer disc and HD-DVD only contains 30 GB for a same double layer disc ... this speaks for itself: in a world of HD where movies eat up a huge lot of space, I simply don't want to have to watch some long movies like Lord of the Rings, with the movie cut in half on two HD-DVD's ... and i'm not even mentioning the extras ...

Well beyond that, i don't really care about camps, i got my blu-ray system and i'm happy about it. i just hope i won't be forced to get on the inferior HD-DVD if they win this format war, that's all i'm saying.

cheers to all

I won't cheers my fat tire to you until you explain to me why the 50gb blu-ray is superior to HD DVD in any way. What doesn't king kong have?

Plus I think 51 beats 50
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:32 AM   #15
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51 ? on double layer discs Blu has50 GB compared to 30 on double layer HD-DVD's ?

you did not know ?

please let me show you an objective comparison table. these are facts not camp fanatic preferences:
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