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A.I..... abmysmal transfer!!!!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by canthackit, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. canthackit

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    Hi
    my 1st post in a loooooong time, anyway recieved my copy of A.I this week and watched it yesterday, in my humble opinon the movie's crap, but the thing that's really p****ing me off is the transfer, my t.v screen was just a mass of grain and dot crawl, and then to round things off, if your around long enough to see the credits roll they just flare across the screen, it really is the most god awful disc it's ever been my displeasure to own.

    just wondered is it my copy or has anybody had the same problem.

    regards: canthackit
     
  2. rigman

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    This film is not due for release until 3rd March so it must be a pirate copy if you have it this early. Anyway if it is a pile of poop as you say then why did you buy it.
     
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    Not strictly true.

    A lot of people have already got their R1 copies. Mine is due tomorrow.

    You just need to know who to order from. ;)

    Companies like:

    Disc Emporium
    Ringos and
    Movietyme

    have already shipped AI.
     
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    Some vendors stock DVD titles 2~3 weeks before the official release date.
    They are NOT pirate copies.

    I'm expecting to receive A.I. on Tuesday, 26th.
    And official release date of A.I. is 5th of March, 2002.
     
  5. Ono

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    I think you missed a "NOT" out there matey.
     
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    oops. ;)

    BTW, where do you normally buy your R1 DVDs ?
     
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    What audio format is it in.

    Gary
     
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    English DTS 5.1
    English DD 5.1
    French DD5.1

    With English, Spanish and French subtitles.
     
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    www.ringos.co.uk

    www.discemporium.com - by phone here cos the webby is rubbish.
     
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    @rigman
    so u tell me then that u know all about the disc's u purchase beforehand, very clever of u........... and no i don't buy pirate copies.

    @ the rest, yes gent's ur quite right about the release date's, the company that i buy from informed me that in actual fact the release had been delayed for two weeks when i origially contacted them, hence the reason i only got it this week.

    regarding my original opener i'm still interested in what u have 2 say about the actual transfer when you've viewed your copies, if it happens that i've got a dicky copy it'll go back for exchange, but for the moment i stand by my 1st statement regarding the transfer.

    regards: canthackit
     
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    From DVD File



    Seems OK to me.
     
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    canthackit, What player you got?
     
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    Hi
    GarethH, i've got a panasonic rb60 player, and watched the movie on a philps 36pw9525, both of which have DNR, even set them both 2 maximum (without any luck) having read the post above it's begining 2 look like i might got a dodgy copy..........but i'll wait and see what the general opinion is here b4 i do anything.

    i'm waiting with baited breath on the outcome.

    regards: canthackit
     
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    "...I've got a panasonic rb60 player, and watched the movie on a philps 36pw9525, both of which have DNR, even set them both 2 maximum..."

    ...that might be your culprit right there!... try watching the movie with both turned OFF (less is more, y'know!)...

    ...he said, not really knowing whattahell he was talking about...

    . . . :eek: . . .
     
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    Speaking of AI, does anyone think it's worth cancelling my R4 pre-order (£12 - bargin), and getting the R1 with DTS? Has anyone listened to both tracks and can say that the DTS is WAY better than the ditigal 5.1?
     
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    No. DTS is NOT way better than DD 5.1
    Though, if I were you, I'd cancel it. Not because DD vs DTS.
    Because it's R4(PAL).
    I prefer NTSC for film based sources.
    Another thing is that PAL has about 4% faster soundtrack on film based sources, too.

    PAL is just not for movies, IMHO. :(
     
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    "...PAL is just not for movies, IMHO."

    ...well... ahhh... whatever...

    . . . :eek: . . .
     
  21. Luc

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    Am i the only one then that prefers the better resolution of PAL stuff? Screw it, i'll stay with the R4 unless anyone can convert me, it's cheap as hell.
     
  22. HeadBanger

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    Luc - I agree with you. 9 times out of 10 give me the PAL version. Yes they run 4.1% faster but who on earth notices this???!!! PAL discs don't suffer the juddering from the NTSC pulldown and PAL also has a (potentially) higher vertical resolution.

    The days of R1 being far superior are long gone except for extras (which I am not bothered about in the slightest) and of course earlier release dates (which does bother me!).

    I'll happily watch R1 (NTSC) discs but I simply prefer the look of PAL (in most cases).

    With regard to DD vs DTS - I would rather buy a DVD with just one soundtrack. To my ears - if they have put both a DD and DTS soundtrack on the disc they both suffer (although curiously less so with DD) due to perhaps the slower bit rate being used on both in order to save disc space.

    DD or DTS? DD for me. What the best sounding is I am not sure. I have heard great examples of both but I generally find that the DD soundtracks have better lipsynch.
     
  23. PoochJD

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    HI,

    I'd like to add my 2c worth, if possible here:

    1) In my opinion, PAL looks better, due to the higher picture quality. Having said that, there are awful-looking PAL discs, and fabulous NTSC discs as well. (Check out the US version of the "Seven: Special Edition" to see what I mean.)

    2) The 4% speed difference is negligible, and to all intents and purposes, is not noticeable to the human eye, to the point where you'll genuinely be able to tell the difference.

    3) I don't mind the choice of soundtracks on a disc, as long as each sound reasonable. Sometimes it's nice to listen to a movie in different sound formats, depending on what equipment you've got. Also, there are times when a 2.0 Surround soundtrack makes listening to dialogue easier, if you don't have a full DD5.1 or DTS set-up with all the appropriate speakers.

    As for "A.I.", I haven't seen the film or the DVD, so can't comment on its quality or lack therof. However, having seen the R1 packaging, is anyone on here able to verify this for me:

    - Are there two versions of the movie avaialble: one in fullscreen, and the other version, in widescreen, or...
    - is the packaging labelled fullscreen actually inaccurate, and the film is in widescreen?

    The reason I ask is because all the copies I've seen say the film is in Fullscreen, which can't be right! Surely not?!

    Pooch
     
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    Pooch, there are 2 versions of A.I. fullscreen and anamorphic widescreen(1.85:1).
     
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    @zcaps57
    thanx 4 the thread m8, i've actually found someone there who agrees with me regarding the transfer.

    so c'mon ladies&gent's get the disc's spinning, and let's have your opinions.

    good 'ere innit.

    regards: canthackit
     
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    i hope this helps :

    http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/comparisons/film_results_page.php?fid=1633


    Cya,
    Shaz

     
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    Edited out my dumb post:blush:
     
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    "...The R4 is stated as being DD 5.1 ES whereas Play247 states the region 2 as being DD 6.1 ES - are play right?"

    ...erm... they are wrong, wrong, WRONG !...

    ... DD has EX...

    ...dts has ES...

    ...unless I am very much mistaken...

    . . . (signed) Diffident Dan
     
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