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Incredibles Incredibly cheap

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by Rob Pyatt, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Rob Pyatt

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    Got my copy free when I joined DvdSoon's i-fidelity card scheme. :clap:
     
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    Anyone know how this differs from R1/R2?
     
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    If its anything like past R3 Disney releases it will be identical to the R1/R2 release with minor audio and subtitle differences.

    Also at £7.99 (with discounts) for a 2 Disc Edition it has got to be worth a look.
     
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    Hi,


    As i dont have prog scan, i went for R2, as it would be slighter better than R1, R3 both are NSTC. Correct me if wrong. So it cost more £13.25. But it could be my best purchase as the film is very hot.


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    Why would not having progressive scan make the PAL version better? Remember the source material is nearly always NTSC :) Transcoding from one to the other is a difficult job :thumbsup:
     
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    I have already pre-ordered the R2 version way back from cd-wow, I don’t think I can be bothered to re-order the R3. Although it is £5 cheaper…
     
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    What i meant was if i had Prog Scan R2 or R2 equipment, this would give a better picture.
    As the R1/R3 are NSTC, and NSTC has 525 lines and PAL has 625 lines. I have gone for PAL.

    But there is arguments for both. End of day its just my choice.

    rai



    see below;
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-89007.html

    Originally posted by the_pauley
    On the plus side PAL has a maximum screen refresh rate of 100hz

    No it doesn't, PAL is 50hz, unless the TV is upscanning. As for my opinion about R2 vs R1, I generally get R2 discs unless the R1 version is better in a way that matters to me (quality of transfer etc). With most new DVD's R2 transfers are generally just as good as R1.

    R1 - FOR
    * Films generally come out earlier
    * Sometimes exclusive content that's not on other versions
    * Not cut by the BBFC
    * Sound and picture is not speeded up 4%
    * Some plasmas are better at scaling 480p (NTSC) than 575p (PAL).

    R1 - AGAINST
    * Multi region dvd player and NTSC compatible TV required
    * Unavailable on the high street, usually a couple of quid more to import, discs over the value of £18 are subject to import duty
    * 3:2 pull down at 60hz 480p progressive scan creates motion judder
    * Canadian versions have multi lingeral covers which I don't like
    * Lower picture resolution (640x480 NTSC vs PAL 720x576)
    * Second hand resell value is lower than R2 versions
    * Scan lines visible when viewed on a PAL 50/60hz "multisync" interlaced TV, even more visible if the DVD is letterboxed and you have to zoom into it.

    R2 - FOR
    * Works on any DVD player and TV in the UK
    * Available in any DVD shop in the UK, usually cheaper
    * Higher picture resolution (720x576 PAL vs 640x480 NTSC)
    * No Judder with 2:2 progressive scan 576p
    * Sometimes there's UK exclusive content
    * No worries about selling it on

    R2 - AGAINST
    * 4% speed up to 25FPS means audio is pitched up slightly
    * Sometimes cut by the BBFC
    * Audio commentry is sometimes removed because of the 2 points above
    * Old R2 dvd's usually have extras missing compared with R1 versions
     
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    Not in this day and age. You can almost always get R1 discs cheaper than their R2 equivalent.
     
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    Sorry, some of those points are not valid, it was copied of another page and some is out of date now, i was manily pointing out the PAL lines stuff, the other points just came with it!.

    Anyway, enough techinal points, l just cant wait for it to drop through me letterbox!.
     
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    If I can help it I always try and get R2 or R4 as I prefer PAL but most times the price make my final decision and at £7.99 its too good to miss just because its NTSC.
     
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    The incredibles for £6.72 delivered for platinum members (25%)
     
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    dvdsoon r1 of course ;)
     
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    isn't the source material normally celluloid?
     
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    oh darn it, i just missed out on being a platinum member by um.. $29,800
     
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    Would have gone for this, but the Incredibles is something I want on release. I’m not prepared to wait a few months! :)
     
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    The source material is nearly always film.
     
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    Incredibly the incredibles shipped today from dvdsoon, should be here early next week
     
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    Damn - don't tell me that! :censored:
     
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    Me too :thumbsup:
     
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    Yeah I was surprised to see it in packaging yesterday at DVDsoon, and well happy when I found out that they shipped it yesterday as well!!
     
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    can't argue at £6.79 delivered from soon :)
     
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    mine still says preorder :(
     
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    Same here :mad:
     
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    I paid over double :(
     
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    could you cancel the order? or if you've already got it and it's still sealed, send it back?
     
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    My R2 order from cd-wow has been dispatched! :clap:
     
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    My Dvdsoon order has been sent.
     
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    Hopefully CD-WOW will be sending out the R3 orders either today or tomorrow...
     
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    mine's now "packaging" at dvdsoon so i expect it'll be shipped today or tomorrow :)
     

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