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Old 03-29-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default Game of Thrones, best looking blu-ray ever made?

Seriously, I can't believe the colors, black levels, and the clarity I'm seeing on my TV. I have a calibrated Panasonic 55st30 Plasma, but I've never seen anything come close to this kind of quality, at least not live action, and I have a pretty decent blu-ray collection.
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Seriously, I can't believe the colors, black levels, and the clarity I'm seeing on my TV. I have a calibrated Panasonic 55st30 Plasma, but I've never seen anything come close to this kind of quality, at least not live action, and I have a pretty decent blu-ray collection.
Tough to beat the IMAX sequences of TRON: Legacy or Avatar. That's the creme de la creme of BD IMHO at least in terms of PQ.
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Tough to beat the IMAX sequences of TRON: Legacy or Avatar. That's the creme de la creme of BD IMHO at least in terms of PQ.
Agreed. TRON: Legacy is IMO the best overall BD presentation to date.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:33 AM   #4
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Tron:Legacy was my BD of the year last year. PQ and AQ were top notch! Daft Punk's score was perfectly suited for that film!
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I just watched episode 3, and while I agree that the video quality is quite spectacular, I do have an odd anomaly that shows up that I have only ever seen on one other title, Boardwalk Empire. Sometimes, the blacks have this digital-looking, blue tint in them. It doesn't happen very often, maybe once every other episode in Boardwalk, and I've seen it twice in Thrones now. It's kind of off-putting, but it's so minor, I never bothered to bring it up in either of the dedicated threads for the two series.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:02 AM   #7
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Seriously, I can't believe the colors, black levels, and the clarity I'm seeing on my TV. I have a calibrated Panasonic 55st30 Plasma, but I've never seen anything come close to this kind of quality, at least not live action, and I have a pretty decent blu-ray collection.
It does look tremendous, but wait til you see Cleopatra......... wow.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #8
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GOT definitely has the best PQ of any blu that I own.

The Dark Knight IMAX sequences look just about as good. The Bourne Ultimatum also sticks in my mind as being really great looking. I really like that film because the grain was not futzed about with. Sin City also looks amazing, though not filmic, since it was shot digitally.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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Just bought Game of Thrones today, my 450th blu-ray, can't wait to check out the PQ on it, been hearing nothing but good things about it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #10
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It's ok. It's not as sharp as "Mad Men" but still looks good.
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It's ok. It's not as sharp as "Mad Men" but still looks good.
Must say I think its above everything else I own. Super Black levels without crush, low lit areas never get murky or charcters get lost into the background. Detail never lost in background mush. Contrast levels making sure everything jumps off the screen without ever looking false, yep this is a transfer beyond words in my book. The North of Westeros sections beat anything I have ever seen.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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I think it's the best-looking BD I own. I put it above Benjamin Button, 2001, I Robot, Pan's Labyrinth, No Country For Old Men, Sin City, Spartacus: B&S, Che, Inglourious Basterds, The Thin Red Line, everything... I've watched the season twice since I bought the set and I am constantly marveling at how fantastic it looks. When I pop in something else (the past few days it has been The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Descendants and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena), even those excellent-looking discs look subpar after getting accustomed to GoT.

HBO is the king of TV and the king of Blu-ray. I plan to significantly expand my TV BDs this year with HBO stuff. I've seen everything HBO has done, but when they put out product like this I think it's worth the extra money to get it on BD for posterity. Boardwalk, Deadwood, Rome, Band of Brothers/Pacific will be on my shelf this year sometime, for sure. If only The Wire would be released on BD (don't care that it's in 4:3, do it anyway!) and the absentee seasons of The Sopranos, my TV needs would all be satisfied.
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It's probably the best Blu-ray ever until the release of the next best Blu-ray ever sometime in the future
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I think it's the best-looking BD I own. I put it above Benjamin Button, 2001, I Robot, Pan's Labyrinth, No Country For Old Men, Sin City, Spartacus: B&S, Che, Inglourious Basterds, The Thin Red Line, everything... I've watched the season twice since I bought the set and I am constantly marveling at how fantastic it looks. When I pop in something else (the past few days it has been The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Descendants and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena), even those excellent-looking discs look subpar after getting accustomed to GoT.

HBO is the king of TV and the king of Blu-ray. I plan to significantly expand my TV BDs this year with HBO stuff. I've seen everything HBO has done, but when they put out product like this I think it's worth the extra money to get it on BD for posterity. Boardwalk, Deadwood, Rome, Band of Brothers/Pacific will be on my shelf this year sometime, for sure. If only The Wire would be released on BD (don't care that it's in 4:3, do it anyway!) and the absentee seasons of The Sopranos, my TV needs would all be satisfied.
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I agree, it looks great. I can't wait for Season 2's first episode Sunday night.
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Anyone want to trade their Game of Thrones Targaryen or Stark Edition for my Walking Dead Original Slip release?
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Anyone want to trade their Game of Thrones Targaryen or Stark Edition for my Walking Dead Original Slip release?
That's not even close to a fair trade. Just letting you know in advance. This also belongs in the Trading Forum rather than here.
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Speed Racer has amazing video quality!! And can stand toe to toe with the titles listed in this thread.

Shame about the audio though.
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Speed Racer has amazing video quality!! And can stand toe to toe with the titles listed in this thread.

Shame about the audio though.
Yeah, the audio and the actual film kill the PQ candy IMHO.
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I think it's the best-looking BD I own. I put it above Benjamin Button, 2001, I Robot, Pan's Labyrinth, No Country For Old Men, Sin City, Spartacus: B&S, Che, Inglourious Basterds, The Thin Red Line, everything... I've watched the season twice since I bought the set and I am constantly marveling at how fantastic it looks. When I pop in something else (the past few days it has been The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Descendants and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena), even those excellent-looking discs look subpar after getting accustomed to GoT.

HBO is the king of TV and the king of Blu-ray. I plan to significantly expand my TV BDs this year with HBO stuff. I've seen everything HBO has done, but when they put out product like this I think it's worth the extra money to get it on BD for posterity. Boardwalk, Deadwood, Rome, Band of Brothers/Pacific will be on my shelf this year sometime, for sure. If only The Wire would be released on BD (don't care that it's in 4:3, do it anyway!) and the absentee seasons of The Sopranos, my TV needs would all be satisfied.
That's what i said on the UK forums a few days ago. Watched a few films since and it has made me sad that this blu has made alot of my other blu's look flat and lifeless. I was given good advice to go back and watch some dvds to get my mind back in order.
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