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Old 09-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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Cool Sapphire Series Commercials on Braveheart Blu -- 480p?!?!

Whose bright idea was it to put a commercial for the Paramount's Sapphire Series in 480p on the Blu-ray releases?!?!

I never understand using 480p for these commercials because they make the movies look SO HORRIBLE! Why not have the commercial in 1080p so you can see the benefit you'd have getting the next set in the Sapphire Series?

Just an opinion, but come on!
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Sapphire Series Discussion thread:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=112291


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Sapphire Series Discussion thread:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=112291

Keepin' me real, with out going Psycho on my a$$

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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Keepin' me real, with out going Psycho on my a$$

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And for the record, I don't know why they're in 480 also. Dumb decision

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Now we're complaining about the picture quality of commercials? Give me a break, already
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #6
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Now we're complaining about the picture quality of commercials? Give me a break, already
It gives you no idea how good they'll look on Blu if they're in 480p -- especially if they are part of a so-called "Sapphire Series". It is kinda dumb IMHO to advertise something as any good if the quality of the advertisement is poor.

If I see a commercial and the image looks awesome, I might consider picking it up. Paramount seems to have not really gone the extra mile on these Sapphire Series Blu's at all!
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:37 PM   #8
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I think the better question to ask here is: why have commercials on BD's in the first place?
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:46 PM   #9
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Whose bright idea was it to put a commercial for the Paramount's Sapphire Series in 480p on the Blu-ray releases?!?!

I never understand using 480p for these commercials because they make the movies look SO HORRIBLE! Why not have the commercial in 1080p so you can see the benefit you'd have getting the next set in the Sapphire Series?

Just an opinion, but come on!
Absolutely, this type of commercials really annoys me. It is really detrimental to blu-ray growth. When blu-ray is shown, it must be like day and night in comparison to DVD. It must portray a quantum leap. Otherwise it could really give a bad name to blu-ray ... and could be counterproductive.
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Absolutely, this type of commercials really annoys me. It is really detrimental to blu-ray growth. When blu-ray is shown, it must be like day and night in comparison to DVD. It must portray a quantum leap. Otherwise it could really give a bad name to blu-ray ... and could be counterproductive.
Yep...I saw it and was like -- That looks horrible! I had to think a sec about checking the HDTV's Display Info and once I did saw 480p.

Paramount -- We love your stuff, but C'mon!
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:23 PM   #11
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I'm gonna start a seperate thread about the plastic wrap used to seal the Bluray case

might even make it a poll
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Who cares
You're right, we don't care. Those who already own blu-ray understand what the format is about and it doesn't matter what commercials look like. We will get it anyway if we are interested.

However, this is a big deal when it comes to those people who are still unsure about the format. A 1080p commercial would definitely capture their attention, unlike a standard 480p commercial. It is all about marketing to the "on the fence" buyers of the format, in which they have failed (at least with the commercial)
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It's just like all of the HDTV commercials...if you don't own an HDTV how are you gonna tell how much better the piture is in an ad? Or, for that matter, a less-than-stellar HDTV versus an upgrade. Commercials for these types of products are meant to get people into the stores.

But yeah, it may be counterproductive but oh well.
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I think the better question to ask here is: why have commercials on BD's in the first place?
+1 Its a waste of space. They could've added extra bonus material or improve the audio and picture. Someone from Paramount had a brainfart.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #16
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Guaranteed we will have car,video game, or soda commercials on Blu-ray someday. Like they do at movie theaters now.
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the Gladiator commercial would make more sense in 480
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+1 Its a waste of space. They could've added extra bonus material or improve the audio and picture. Someone from Paramount had a brainfart.

I don't really think 5 minutes of commercials is gonna make or break the PQ/AQ or keep the producers from putting extras on the disc if they so desired. Yeah, people like us already know what's coming down the pike, but it's a good way to inform casual viewers, like say renters, of what new or catalogue titles are about to be released.
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I'd be willing to bet most people skip the commercial anyway. I mean, does anyone actually sit through these things?
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I'd be willing to bet most people skip the commercial anyway. I mean, does anyone actually sit through these things?
I would if the movie looked good. This one fires up right out the gate on the Braveheart Blu...

480p commercials for the Sapphire Series -- if you see it you'll agree it is their sad way of plugging the other Sapphire titles. Doing it in 480p is pathetic, really...it makes me want to actually skip the other titles (Forrest Gump, Gladiator, even Braveheart, etc...they all looked horrible in 480p).
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