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Old 06-10-2021, 09:39 PM   #23541
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:04 PM   #23543
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:25 PM   #23544
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^^ Nice purchases all and special kudos to Mike0284 today.
I've only ever owned the dvds of the original FMA and was always curious if the Blu was a significant upgrade or a "it's fine" upgrade.
If the former, I can easily see myself grabbing that UK set.
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:09 PM   #23545
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^^ Nice purchases all and special kudos to Mike0284 today.
I've only ever owned the dvds of the original FMA and was always curious if the Blu was a significant upgrade or a "it's fine" upgrade.
If the former, I can easily see myself grabbing that UK set.
It's been a long time since I watched it, but I remember it being a good upscale. How worthwhile the upgrade is could also depend on what DVDs you own.
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:10 PM   #23546
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I've only ever owned the dvds of the original FMA and was always curious if the Blu was a significant upgrade or a "it's fine" upgrade.
If the former, I can easily see myself grabbing that UK set.
It's a good upgrade. Here's some comparisons from the Video Quality thread:
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OK, so words can't quite describe how truly awful the old FMA DVD singles are. As BOA pointed out in the previous page, they used alternate angles for the credits issue. There are two angles with 4eps in each one at 3.6GB per angle. In other words they are stuffing 8eps worth of video and audio data into only around 7GB, even for a DVD, that is quite pathetic to say the least -



Goes without saying that the DVD image looks beyond piss poor when upscaled -

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5791/2...fe8baa04_o.png

For a quick comparison, here's how the BD looks -

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5821/2...a8bbaac2_o.png
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Got more of those comparisons up. I see more banding in the BDs than I would have liked but is nonetheless a nice upgrade over the crappy DVDsingles.

01 fma dvd singles | fma bd

02 fma dvd singles | fma bd

03 fma dvd singles | fma bd

04 fma dvd singles | fma bd

05 fma dvd singles | fma bd

06 fma dvd singles | fma bd
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:55 PM   #23547
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The BD upscale is on the disappointing side (not handled very well, standard poor FUNimation encoding), but when compared to the DVD singles... it's a night and day improvement in literally every single area possible (save for the dual angles- I hate it when the text is replaced into English). I'm particularly interested in seeing how it compares to the "season" DVD releases, which lacked the dual angles and dedicated significantly more bitrate to the video than the singles.
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:11 AM   #23548
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^^ Thanks so very much one and all for your very worthwhile replies.
I'll be placing an order soon though, if anyone knows of an upcoming sale courtesy of AoL, I'd be pleased to wait a tad, heh.

In the park of other good news, thought it time to post a pic of some new adds that have arrived over the last week;

After a bit of a Bun-fight with AoL over whatever happened to my initial order for Sam Champ, I received the replacement Steel.

- Samurai Champloo, MVM, Steel
- 5 Cents Per Second, AtA, Steel
- Kids Lost Voices, AtA, Steel
- Nichijou, Funi, amaray Esent.
- Goblin Slayer, S-1, Manga, amaray
- MiA, Funi, amaray (back-up for my LE)
- Where's god? Funi, amaray


Sam Cham, 5 Cent, Child Lost, Nich, Gob 1, MiA, Dis Har.jpg

I suspect, if I wasn't quite so quick to pass forward my eds to my wonderful Girls so quickly, it would slow down my triple dipping but well, yeah, there we are...
Still, love these wonderful editions!!!

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I'm particularly interested in seeing how it compares to the "season" DVD releases, which lacked the dual angles and dedicated significantly more bitrate to the video than the singles.
Here:
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Out of curiosity, I finally took some shots of the FMA 2009 Season Sets (which dropped the alternate angles (it uses the JP logo for the eyecatches, and the English-translated OP/ED's) and reduced the disc count from 13 to 8) to match these (they're not exact, but close enough). I didn't really bother hunting down everything as it's been ages since I last saw any FMA.
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...8#post11590838
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...7#post11591247

I don't know how you're supposed to upscale them properly, so if someone wouldn't mind upscaling them so I could see how they fall inbetween the BD's and singles for video quality...
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The native res looks slightly different (720x540 v 720x480) between the singles and season sets releases so the upscale res won't be a perfect match.

Anyway, here ya go, upscaled season set shots to bicubic 1440x960 -

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Reason why the shots weren't correctly sized: I used the "Save Image" feature in Media Player Classic which cannot properly take 4:3 screenshots. It stretches them to 16:9.
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:49 AM   #23551
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It actually can if you have it (MPC) upscale the image to 1920x1080p and export the captured image with black bars on the sides (how it normally would be). Going off of what I was talking to you about privately, BOA, it's yet another example of why screencap comparisons of 4:3 content without black bars cannot be fully trusted.

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Old 06-11-2021, 08:14 AM   #23552
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Must be an issue with normal MPC-HC, MPC-HC BE takes screenshots correctly
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:32 AM   #23553
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Upon checking, seems I can now actually take 4:3 screenshots that way. Wonder if it was an issue with that much older version I had back then, think it was the version that came with the CCCP. No matter what I did back then, it always stretched 4:3 to 16:9. Now to wonder if anything is wrong with these other than CCCP interferring with the current fork of MPC-HC (see the red lines). I still have the CCCP around in addition to the MPC-HC fork because the fork of MPC-HC doesn't render subtitles properly for fansubs. If anyone knows of a better successor, I'd appreciate it. I heard people use MPV now just for fansubs but I've heard the keybindings suck (I mainly just need left and right arrow keys to allow me to move back and forth for when I don't read subs fast enough).




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Old 06-11-2021, 12:40 PM   #23554
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Must we really continue a lengthy video quality discussion in the Anime Haul thread?
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:33 PM   #23555
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Right! Let us change the subject to sports!




(No really, we should probably get this thread back on track)

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Must we really continue a lengthy video quality discussion in the Anime Haul thread?
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Shipped 3 days after the stuff I really wanted ,but arrived first :

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I Use Xysubfilter for subs, Pinterf has been doing updates for it https://github.com/pinterf/xy-VSFilter, It says xy-vsfilter but you set it in MPC-HC as XySubFilter
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