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Dark Water - significantly different versions?

Discussion in 'Cable TV & Virgin Media TV' started by stretcher, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. stretcher

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    I've had a look at dvdcompare to check out the R3 & R0 versions of this.

    The R3 version is recommended for the DTS 6.1/ES over 5.1, but I see that the aspect ratios are 1.85 against the R0 2.35.

    I have got a 6.1 setup, but I would have thought it was more important to have the correct viewing ratio, particularly for a film like this.

    Any helpful comments would be much appreciated.

    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    Surely someone must have a view on aspect over sound :lease:
     
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    I would guess that the Region 0 specs are a typo - I've got the Region 3 version and it's 1.85:1, I'm pretty sure the Region 2 version is as well. The region 3 has no decent extras but sound & pic are really good - it's a very cheap disc.
     
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    I have this version and the sound and pq is fine (1:85). Can't fault the price either<£2. Shipping is usually £5 so I'd purchase a few other titles to make it more worth your while:):-

    http://www.layoyo.com/cgi-bin/ncomm...&prmenbr=152&CGRY_NUM=251&LANGUAGE=1&curr=GBP

    why not pick up a copy of musa the warrior for around £5:-

    http://www.layoyo.com/cgi-bin/ncomm...&prmenbr=152&CGRY_NUM=251&LANGUAGE=1&curr=GBP

    I can thoroughly recomend Natural City too but that's around £14:-

    http://www.layoyo.com/cgi-bin/ncomm...&prmenbr=152&CGRY_NUM=251&LANGUAGE=1&curr=GBP

    There are loads of superb deals to be had at layoy I use them a lot :smashin:
     
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    Thanks for that Graham & Hawklord - just as a general point, and to go back to the original question, if different aspect ratios were present on a specific title from different regional sources, and the audio was also different, would you choose say DTS over an incorrect aspect ratio or vice versa?

    And I'll check out layoyo too :)
     
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    since I'm watching on a 32" widscreen tv the sound is the priority for me, but, I would guess pq/ratio would be the priority if you had a projector or larger monitor.
     
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    I have always been keen to get the correct aspect ratio.
    Having said that, I think some people spend money on a 6.1 set up and maybe become frustrated at the lack of 6.1 films.
    It must be tempting to buy for just that reason.
     

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