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Old 02-16-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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I searched for one but couldn't find any. Is there one? I'm trying to get 2 of my co-workers to see the difference.
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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Screenshots won't serve blu any justice.

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Old 02-16-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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Screenshots won't serve blu any justice.

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actually the one that showed the differences btwn DVD and BLU/HDDVD 300 was pretty convincing to my coworkers...
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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Well instead why not download a HD trailer from somewhere like HERE and stick a few on a blank dvd and run them on a computer at work to show them off. DOnt forget you'd also need to install something like quicktime as well on it too..or just go for the windows Media player stuff from there..

Also just a side note what I've tended to do is take a few mates from work home, stick them on the sofa while I stick the PS 3 and projector on first with a DVD with upscaling turned off to show them what they've got at home, then with it turned on then finally I stick on a blu-ray and they're jaws just hit the floor. 4 shown so far.. and 4 guys now owning PS3's and buying blu-ray regularly.. I'm doing my bit...

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Old 02-16-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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Here are a few blu for you

Blade Runner

Live Free or Die Hard

2001

Spider-Man 3

The Shining

Eyes Wide Shut

300

Casino Royale

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Also here is the HD DVD version of the The Departed

Here also is the HD DVD version of King Kong (since we know it will be blu soon enough.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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Holy crap, i didnt realize the massive difference in pictures, High Def is the way to go
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:40 PM   #7
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Nice references.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:42 PM   #8
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That's what *WE* get to deal with - a sharp contrast between *ANY* upconverted/upscaled DVD vs a Blu-ray.

I certainly see a difference!
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:53 PM   #9
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while the other pictures are awesome i think the potc movies stand out the most!
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:03 PM   #10
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a few of my favorites are Swordfish, Pirates "dead mans chest", Shoot Em Up (best over the top Blu lol) Casino Royale, and Live Free or Die Hard
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:08 PM   #11
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remember too that a major difference is in the size.... blu ray isn't just 'sharper' as these pictures indicate.... the picture is way way bigger and doesn't look worse as you get a bigger tv

maybe you should show them a 1920x1080 blu ray capture and compare that side by side with a 720x480 dvd screen cap.... then they can really understand what's going on
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:24 PM   #12
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those dvd shots look like they are blu ray downconverted. why? because total black is in fact gray-ish on dvd. 8 bit color has 256 tonal gradations and dvds total black is defined at 16. blu ray has this "properly" set at 0. same goes for white. dvd caps at 235.
nevermind, those dvd shots had their levels stretched (different framing gives it away, slight color differences too), but thats cheating right

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Old 02-16-2008, 09:17 PM   #13
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Also bare in mind that most HD camera's will still miss detail in the image that won't show up in these photo's as well as the fact that these are not at full resolution either. Yes some of those are really impressive but nothing compared to seeing them in the flesh and on the move.. just amazing.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:31 PM   #14
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Is it just me or do the Hd Dvd screen shots of King Kong look like the color was muted or something.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:38 PM   #15
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Is it just me or do the Hd Dvd screen shots of King Kong look like the color was muted or something.
If your on about the Cgi scenes in particular with it thats because generally when you introduce CGi elements into a film transfer the digital matt covers the entire screen and slightly washes it out, it's most obvious in slightly older early 2000's films that are CGI heavy.. King Kong being one of them. Having owned King Kong though on HD-DVD I'll say that despite all that in general the colour on it was fine.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:43 PM   #16
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Here are a few blu for you

(since we know it will be blu soon enough.
Nice thanks for the links!
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:45 PM   #17
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If your on about the Cgi scenes in particular with it thats because generally when you introduce CGi elements into a film transfer the digital matt covers the entire screen and slightly washes it out, it's most obvious in slightly older early 2000's films that are CGI heavy.. King Kong being one of them. Having owned King Kong though on HD-DVD I'll say that despite all that in general the colour on it was fine.
No, not not the cgi scenes, the second set of pictures mostly.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:46 PM   #18
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The best comparison if you have a PS3 is go to the Sony store and download the trailers for Casino Royale (there is a SD and HD version) on a large screen the difference is stunning (they are both free).
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Is it just me or do the Hd Dvd screen shots of King Kong look like the color was muted or something.
Sure does. Esp in the last DUD vs DVD picture of Kong. DUD colour looks washed out compared to the DVD.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:54 PM   #20
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Sure does. Esp in the last DUD vs DVD picture of Kong. DUD colour looks washed out compared to the DVD.
Nah the screen cap are crapped... i owned the HD DVD of KK and it's like the DVD... (Color Level)
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