Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Hannibal: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$15.00
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (Blu-ray)
$32.99
Congo (Blu-ray)
$8.69
The Complete Jacques Tati (Blu-ray)
$88.85
Love, Election and Chocolate: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$32.99
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 7 (Blu-ray)
$79.99
Planes: Fire & Rescue (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective / Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (Blu-ray)
$9.29
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Scanners (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Manhunter (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Gamera HD Bundle Collection (Blu-ray)
$24.99
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Blu-ray)
$19.98
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Ghost in the Shell: Arise: Borders 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$25.87
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED
Old 11-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #341
vargo vargo is online now
Senior Member
 
May 2011
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
I assume? what you’re implying is that their codec will work well with a low noise digital source (i.e. Red Epic acquisition) but will be quite challenged by a noisey/grainy source like with some older films or low-end digital cameras used for principal photography.
They wowed people with their 10Mbps 4k demo in 2009.

3 years of code maturity and encoder optimisation later, they can achieve high quality 4k at ..... 20Mbps?

I will listen to their claims when they do some independent encoder tests and comparisons.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 04:04 AM   #342
Flatnate Flatnate is online now
Special Member
 
Flatnate's Avatar
 
Sep 2010
Minnesota
7
153
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
This morning I was emailed this (which I haven’t read, but he tells me that Spears (Stacey) has posted on page 9) -

http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...-REDray-Player

I’m not sure if that ^ is what you desire and I can’t vouch as to its ultimate accuracy in regards to the baked end product(s) but, I was assured that the RED product-related posts made by the Red Team, i.e. Jarred Land, Stuart English and Jim (Jannard) were true and accurate, at least at the time of publication…and, for all I know , may also be accurate at this point in time but, of course, best to wait for final details on Nov. 30th, especially if you’re a potential buyer.
Hey thanks Penton. Not quite what I was looking for, but any post by Stacey Spears is usually a good read and well worth passing along (big Widescreen Review fan here). I thought I read or saw a picture about what is essentially a slimmed down RedRay unit; different than the one shown on the main product page.
JVC DLA-RS20U D-ILA Projector || Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray player || Dishnetwork DTVpal DVR || Onkyo PR-SC5508 AV Controller || Mackie HR824 MKII (LCR) , HR624 MKII (rears)
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #343
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vargo View Post
They wowed people with their 10Mbps 4k demo in 2009.
3 years of code maturity and encoder optimisation later, they can achieve high quality 4k at ..... 20Mbps?
I will listen to their claims when they do some independent encoder tests and comparisons.
Ah, I catch your drift now.

You want evidence like this…http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....ce#post6678037

from comparative scientific testing rather than testimonials on a demo. I’m not so sure that “they” can, or will, do some independent encoder tests and comparisons. I think you’ll need an independent 3rd party to do something like that. Also, since REDRAY will be first out of the gate for 4K content home delivery, I don’t know if there is even much motivation for them to do so.

I suspect the most you can hope for initially would be a ‘White Paper’ issued by the Red folks.
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #344
pentatonic pentatonic is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
pentatonic's Avatar
 
Jan 2009
Montreal, Canada
569
1
6
158
Default

Hi Penton, hope your health is good and improving as time passes.

On a side note, when do you think this technology will be available for consumers at a price point that makes it easy access ($5k let's say)?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #345
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pentatonic View Post
Hi Penton, hope your health is good and improving as time passes.

On a side note, when do you think this technology will be available for consumers at a price point that makes it easy access ($5k let's say)?
Thanks for asking . Health-wise, good days intermixed with days like this…

But I’m thankful for all I have and try to maintain a stiff upper lip every day.

As to your question, I’m not a specific timeline forecaster type of guy. That’s for people far smarter than me who can analyze a multitude of variables (which no 1 entity has control over) and issue a confident prediction. My brain is just too little to process something like that.

I‘m more confident in predicting that when 4K does arrive at your price point and you are conflicted while watching the imagery of some future 4K remaster of an older film, that the issuance of a boilerplate damage control statement like this (last paragraph) has an excellent chance of happening yet again, after your $5,000. install…
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....ed#post6560369

Curtain call.
Sometimes reality is worse than the rumors.
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #346
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

But if you desire some direction as to what brand I think will take a leadership role in challenging your $5,000. price point, I would follow Toshiba closely….
http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic..._TVs_next_year

Pentatonic, sometimes I feel we are brothers who met years ago when footloose and fancy-free somewhere in Hawaii.
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #347
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

To any Blu-ray.com 4K readers/afectionados from the era of ‘lurps’ and such.
A tip of the hat come Sunday -

http://moments.org/thank-you-for-your-service/
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #348
pentatonic pentatonic is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
pentatonic's Avatar
 
Jan 2009
Montreal, Canada
569
1
6
158
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
But if you desire some direction as to what brand I think will take a leadership role in challenging your $5,000. price point, I would follow Toshiba closely….
http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic..._TVs_next_year

Pentatonic, sometimes I feel we are brothers who met years ago when footloose and fancy-free somewhere in Hawaii.
lol, who knows, I was there in '84 or '85 (memory at my age ) so we might have rubbed elbows at a luau, sharing fruit filled exotic drinks, while the natural beauties of the Islands were making a warm night even better.

As for your health, good news and keep on keeping on.

Toshiba, why am I not surprised. In no hurry, but real curious.

Thanks my brother Penton
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #349
saprano saprano is offline
Blu-ray Champion
 
saprano's Avatar
 
Oct 2007
Bronx, New York
310
2
1
Send a message via AIM to saprano
Default

Penton is back in full force.

I like.
Pioneer Kuro 151FD|Samung 40"
Pioneer Elite SC-37|Onkyo 705
Def Tech speakers/Def Tech Sub
Oppo BDP-103|PS3 phat 60gig|PS3 slim120gig|APC H15
New Addition -SVS SB13 Ultra
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #350
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saprano View Post
Penton is back in full force.

I like.
You haven’t heard?
Absenteeism color correction is the most innovative method to the pathway of convenience….

Studio executive to Director of Photography:
‘Dude, just send me the notes as to darker, brighter, bluer…whatever, as I’ve got another call waiting on extension 2, and my people will use their best judgment.’

Director of Photography:
OK

...switching extensions...

Studio executive to Administrative Assistant:
‘Nancy, please come in here and find my official DP-approved stamp from Office Max. We’ve done our due diligence on this one. It’s not like we’re dealing with some multi-Academy Award winning motion picture here.’
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #351
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pentatonic View Post
lol, who knows, I was there in '84 or '85 (memory at my age ) so we might have rubbed elbows at a luau, sharing fruit filled exotic drinks, while the natural beauties of the Islands were making a warm night even better...
Tell me about it. I ended up marrying a native born island girl from the Pacific. Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary a few years back.

She's the best thing in my life.
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:12 AM   #352
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
You haven’t heard?
Absenteeism color correction is the most innovative method to the pathway of convenience….
^ Addendum : http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....=1#post6724509

If I get some time, I’ll provide a collaborative reference to my remarks since this inequity has long been a topic of concern and frustration among DP’s and it applies to both 4K and 2K movie releases, irrespective of the rez.
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #353
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
Tell me about it. I ended up marrying a native born island girl from the Pacific. Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary a few years back.

She's the best thing in my life.
And in recent years, our dog was the best thing in OUR lives . I don’t think I’ve ever known a tougher living thing who had such an enduring zest for life…on more than one occasion he even faced down a wild predator probably about 8x his size, not yielding an inch of ground.

In Memoriam

11/11/2012 – As of last Sunday, R.I.P. in heaven dearest one, as your battle with your illness is over. You were the best friend EVER, little fella, and loved by many in our neighborhood as well as family all over the country.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=19549
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=19550
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #354
Penton-Man Penton-Man is offline
Retired Hollywood Insider
 
Penton-Man's Avatar
 
Apr 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
^ Addendum : http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....=1#post6724509

If I get some time, I’ll provide a collaborative reference to my remarks since this inequity has long been a topic of concern and frustration among DP’s and it applies to both 4K and 2K movie releases, irrespective of the rez.
Concerning this ^. I need a little time for reflection after the loss of a loved one, so I’ll have to get back to you guys later on. Man, having to make the decision to put your dog to sleep, as the proper thing to do for his sake, and holding him with your wife while watching the vet perform the actual procedure isn’t an easy thing.
To Whom It May Concern - The offers/inquires are appreciated; however, I no longer work only for perks from studio-based home entertainment companies.

Click on this to Learn how to HELP by simply texting
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=11973
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #355
pentatonic pentatonic is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
pentatonic's Avatar
 
Jan 2009
Montreal, Canada
569
1
6
158
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
And in recent years, our dog was the best thing in OUR lives . I don’t think I’ve ever known a tougher living thing who had such an enduring zest for life…on more than one occasion he even faced down a wild predator probably about 8x his size, not yielding an inch of ground.

In Memoriam

11/11/2012 – As of last Sunday, R.I.P. in heaven dearest one, as your battle with your illness is over. You were the best friend EVER, little fella, and loved by many in our neighborhood as well as family all over the country.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=19549
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...ostcount=19550
damn sorry to hear that Penton, I've never had a dog to call my own best friend but through others have experienced this. Hope you and the family are doing good through this.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #356
Steedeel Steedeel is online now
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Apr 2011
England
9
Default

Sorry to hear that Penton Man, I too, had to make that decision and watch my pet slip away in my arms. The world feels like a poorer place without him. Would love to hug him just one more time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #357
Livelong420 Livelong420 is offline
Expert Member
 
Livelong420's Avatar
 
Nov 2011
Denver, CO
53
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
You haven’t heard?
Absenteeism color correction is the most innovative method to the pathway of convenience….
Studio executive to Director of Photography:
‘Dude, just send me the notes as to darker, brighter, bluer…whatever, as I’ve got another call waiting on extension 2, and my people will use their best judgment.’
Director of Photography:
OK
...switching extensions...
Studio executive to Administrative Assistant:
‘Nancy, please come in here and find my official DP-approved stamp from Office Max. We’ve done our due diligence on this one. It’s not like we’re dealing with some multi-Academy Award winning motion picture here.’
This! It's funny, then it's sad because it's true.

Sorry about your dog! Lost mine over a year ago
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #358
Constitution 101 Constitution 101 is offline
Expert Member
 
Constitution 101's Avatar
 
Mar 2009
210
12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post
Concerning this ^. I need a little time for reflection after the loss of a loved one, so I’ll have to get back to you guys later on. Man, having to make the decision to put your dog to sleep, as the proper thing to do for his sake, and holding him with your wife while watching the vet perform the actual procedure isn’t an easy thing.
FWIW, you did the right(albeit very difficult) thing. We waited too late and sadly found our oldest dog(hearing/vision impaired) floating in the pool upon coming home one day. You exercised the best option by far.
"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal gov't, are FEW and DEFINED."-Madison
TV: Mitsubishi WD-82838
DVR: Directv HR44-200
Blu-Ray Player: Sony BDP-S780
Gaming Consoles: Microsoft Xbox 360 & One
Remote Control: Logitech Harmony One
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 01:01 AM   #359
Anthony P Anthony P is offline
Blu-ray Baron
 
Jul 2007
Montreal, Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Constitution 101 View Post
FWIW, you did the right(albeit very difficult) thing.
agree, it is never easy, but it is better for the dog as well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #360
kristoffer kristoffer is offline
Power Member
 
kristoffer's Avatar
 
May 2010
Denmark
Default

Sony has a new SDK for a new 4K format with 12 bit color depth and support for 60 fps in 4K. ( remember that BD is 8bit color )
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/14/s...4k-video-spec/
Hands off the compression button, Music industry!
Hands off the DNR button, Blu-Ray producers!
Films are supposed to have grain!

https://twitter.com/Kristofferabild
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Blu-ray > Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:57 PM.