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Old 09-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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I know stupid question but just got my first Blu ray and says Sd i presume its not full quality and if so how does it compare to original dvds
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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What Blu-Ray?
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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I think he's referring to the new Bee Gees concert BD.

An "SD Blu-ray" is a Blu-ray that has SD (i.e. DVD) quality video, but typically has HD quality audio tracks.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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I have never actually seen one but it makes sense that it is just a standard def bluray. this is one way that they would release old tv series onto bluray as most seasons would probably fit onto a single bluray disc.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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That's a new one on me.I didn't know that.Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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I think he's referring to the new Bee Gees concert BD.

An "SD Blu-ray" is a Blu-ray that has SD (i.e. DVD) quality video, but typically has HD quality audio tracks.
No the new Freddie mercury tribute concert is sd blu ray
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #7
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No the new Freddie mercury tribute concert is sd blu ray
That makes two concerts then. I bet they are from the same company.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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I know stupid question but just got my first Blu ray and says Sd i presume its not full quality and if so how does it compare to original dvds
An SD Blu-ray is a Blu-ray release on which instead of a high-definition transfer you have a standard definition transfer. You still have lossless audio.

The reason is this:

Because the original content -- could be a concert, show, or a low-budget film - was shot on video (in this case in standard definition). What this means is that the original content cannot be presented in high-definition.

And yes, standard definition content on Blu-ray and standard definition content on DVD DO NOT LOOK THE SAME. Compression is far better on Blu-ray, as will naturally be the encoding, and you also get lossless audio.

All in all, you get the best possible presentation of the content on Blu-ray.

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Old 09-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #9
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No the new Freddie mercury tribute concert is sd blu ray
We had this arrive at our store very recently and I was baffled because I'd never come across an SD Blu-ray before.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:43 AM   #10
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I have never actually seen one but it makes sense that it is just a standard def bluray. this is one way that they would release old tv series onto bluray as most seasons would probably fit onto a single bluray disc.
I would love to see TV shows currently not available on Blu-ray at least in the interim being offered on Blu-ray in SD quality where the entire season of a given show is offered on one Blu-ray disc. Sure would beat these 4-7 disc DVD boxsets of a given TV season.

Not too long ago in fact I re-authored "The X-Files: Seasons 1-9" creating one large DVD per season which includes simple DVD menus for selecting a given episode, each season fitting on one BD-R or BD-R/DL without any compression used. That's 9 Blu-ray discs for the entire TV show versus the 59 DVD's. Far more portable now obviously. Pics of the initial DVD menus I had worked up for season one shown below.
















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I would love to see TV shows currently not available on Blu-ray at least in the interim being offered on Blu-ray in SD quality where the entire season of a given show is offered on one Blu-ray disc. Sure would beat these 4-7 disc DVD boxsets of a given TV season.

Not too long ago in fact I re-authored "The X-Files: Seasons 1-9" creating one large DVD per season which includes simple DVD menus for selecting a given episode, each season fitting on one BD-R or BD-R/DL without any compression used. That's 9 Blu-ray discs for the entire TV show versus the 59 DVD's. Far more portable now obviously. Pics of the initial DVD menus I had worked up for season one shown below.















I've been telling my wife for years that some company would do this (I thought a 12 Blu Ray set of Buffy/Angel would be amazing) and no one ever has. Never understood why. How's the compression on the X-Files, is it the same as the DVD or is it better?
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The Blu-ray discs I worked up for the X-Files, one per season don't alter the original audio/video. It's 1:1, no compression used. Unfortunately the discs can't be played using a hardware based Blu-ray player. I actually attempted at first to create a genuine Blu-ray of each season which could be played back in any hardware based Blu-ray player. Unfortunately the video would studder as a result when going to play a given episode. Gave up trying to figure out what I might have been doing wrong. Ended up just leaving the audio/video untouched simply creating over-sized DVD's for each season instead, then burning the resulting "video_ts" folder for a given season to BD-R. Only using the actual Blu-ray discs in this case as a storage medium, then playing the DVD folder for a given season using a software based Blu-ray player that supports DVD folder playback whether it be from my HTPC or laptop when on-the-go.

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Old 09-08-2013, 05:11 PM   #13
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The Blu-ray discs I worked up for the X-Files, one per season don't alter the original audio/video. It's 1:1, no compression used. Unfortunately the discs can't be played using a hardware based Blu-ray player. I actually attempted at first to create a genuine Blu-ray of each season which could be played back in any hardware based Blu-ray player. Unfortunately the video would studder as a result when going to play a given episode. Gave up trying to figure out what I might have been doing wrong. Ended up just leaving the audio/video untouched simply creating over-sized DVD's for each season instead, then burning the resulting "video_ts" folder for a given season to BD-R. Only using the actual Blu-ray discs in this case as a storage medium, then playing the DVD folder for a given season using a software based Blu-ray player that supports DVD folder playback whether it be from my HTPC or laptop when on-the-go.
Even standard definition video without any compression would require a bitrate more than twice as high as the Blu-Ray format allows. Standard definition losslessly compressed could probably be encoded with a bitrate in the mid-30s. It wouldn't be high definition but would eliminate any and all compression artifacts found on the DVDs so it still could be a visual. improvement. Though compared to a well compressed DVD the improvement probably wouldn't be worth it for most
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i wish more stuff was just released in sd on blu-ray i hate when a blu-ray is released and its just upscaled to 1080p

would be nice to get some old tv shows on blu-ray i hated mpeg2
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:32 PM   #15
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I have one SD Blu-ray so far, and it's from Eagle Rock Entertainment as well. Diana Krall' Live in Paris : https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Diana...lu-ray/107078/

The video is definitely better than DVD. The great thing is that the audio is 5.1 DTS-HD MA instead of DD. It's SO worth it!
I wish Live in Montreux would be released too.

I didn't know it was an SD Blu-ray until after I had already ordered it, but since the audio is the most important aspect here, I can totally live with it.

Diana Krall is my goddess.
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I have one SD Blu-ray so far, and it's from Eagle Rock Entertainment as well. Diana Krall' Live in Paris : https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Diana...lu-ray/107078/

The video is definitely better than DVD. The great thing is that the audio is 5.1 DTS-HD MA instead of DD. It's SO worth it!
I wish Live in Montreux would be released too.

I didn't know it was an SD Blu-ray until after I had already ordered it, but since the audio is the most important aspect here, I can totally live with it.

Diana Krall is my goddess.
I have the cd. Didn't know there was a Blu-ray out for that. Most excellent. On Blu-ray I do have "Diana Krall: Live in Rio" which is 1080i (1.78:1) with LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1 and DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks. Great concert as well.

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Old 12-29-2015, 04:43 PM   #17
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i have a x- rated sd bluray that has 5 sd movies on 1 disc and it looks great, much better than the dvd
most people can't tell that it is sd
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