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Old 12-19-2007, 04:08 AM   #21
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All this talk about region encoding...

Blu-ray spec has a region 0 which is open to all regions. But I think most titles are region encoded, correct me if I'm wrong. HD DVD titles are region free?

I think the main reason why studios would want region encoding as opposed to region free is to tie it into their global marketing strategy. And yes, buying media from a poorer country would be cheaper (or its supposed to be at least) and they want to prevent that, but timing their releases in different regions gives them time to advertise and market their movies.

Yes not to metion it allows them to not have to make worldwide releases in theaters as well. Allowing them to spend less money at once on marketing and recouping money as they go along so the initial investment is smaller.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:05 AM   #22
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This is a little off topic but along the lines of New Line/WB discussion. I know that New Line used a port of the VC-1 hd dvd encode for the Hairspray blu-ray, and it was supposedly near reference. Does anyone know if they what codec they will be using on their releases such as Rush Hour 3 and Shoot Em Up that come out on blu-ray exclusively for at least a few months? Hopefully, they will spec them out for blu.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:25 AM   #23
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Both Rush Hour 3 and Shoot 'Em Up are encoded using VC-1.
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