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Old 05-02-2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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Video: Is posterization the same thing as color banding? We watched this last night and after reading Chad's review just now I'm glad to know that I wasn't seeing things last night. I never noticed it in the skies but def. saw it in the underwater scenes. This is a very good transfer but not perfect as many reviewers would have you believe.

Audio: Of course Warner screwed us on the audio.

Extras: Minimal. The scene they finished up for home video with Steve Irwin looked like they didn't put 100% effort into it like they would have if it were going into the film. Not terrible mind you, just noticeably less than the feature.

For as few extras as there are it's pretty sad that they couldn't do them right (high def, good audio).

Warner's menus suck. They are incredibly frustrating.

Mainly curious what others think about the video quality.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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Of Course because it is VC-1 lower compressed equally to HD-DVD,

What if it is encoded in MPEG2 or AVC higher bit rate? the answer will be different.For the time being its good.But i prefer Open Season and chicken Little over happy Feet.

For the Audio part this is another experience if it is done using PCM soundtrack..

If these Two criteria have met togother we will have BD better by hundred miles than its counterpart done on HD-DVD.Just again i blame you Warner for Replicating an inferior Format based on HD-DVD only.

I like BD when it is using its full Power,,,,,,,,, Higher Bandwith and PCM soundtrack

Real examples are what SONY AND DISNEY done latey with their latest Releases.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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Strangely, Happy Feet is generally regarded as the highest quality BD available - picture quality wise.

This was quite high on my list.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:55 PM   #4
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It's particularly shocking because quite frankly this Blu-ray looks absolutely stunning. It's bold, colorful, solid as a rock and always eye-popping. I rarely give out five star video ratings, but this is one of those times.

Warner again offers its usual identical 1080p/VC-1 encode for both the Blu-ray and the HD DVD (which are hitting stores simultaneously), and I found it to be a flawless presentation. A direct digital-to-digital transfer, the source is pristine. Blacks and contrast are also perfect -- the image is never too dark nor too light, and whites are spot-on without any blooming. Colors are magnificent, with clean hues -- I spotted none of the noise or other artifacting that apparently marred the standard-def release. The film also has great detail and depth. Yes, it is a "flat" 2-D animation style, but that only makes the three-dimensionality of the image more impressive. This one really pops off the screen, and I loved the sheer act of looking at this movie. Tying with 'Happy Feet,' 'A Scanner Darkly' is the best animated title I've seen yet on high-def.
If all reviewers are as blind to artifacting as this one, I'd take what you've heard with a grain of salt.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:02 PM   #5
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Video: Is posterization the same thing as color banding? We watched this last night and after reading Chad's review just now I'm glad to know that I wasn't seeing things last night. I never noticed it in the skies but def. saw it in the underwater scenes. This is a very good transfer but not perfect as many reviewers would have you believe.

Audio: Of course Warner screwed us on the audio.

Extras: Minimal. The scene they finished up for home video with Steve Irwin looked like they didn't put 100% effort into it like they would have if it were going into the film. Not terrible mind you, just noticeably less than the feature.

For as few extras as there are it's pretty sad that they couldn't do them right (high def, good audio).

Warner's menus suck. They are incredibly frustrating.

Mainly curious what others think about the video quality.
I love the sound quality and menus and laugh when people complain

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Old 05-02-2007, 11:03 PM   #6
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Looked great to me.. i'd rate it over Open Season.
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