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is there any differance between r1 and r2 superbit dvds

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  1. 7 of 9

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    are the any differances between r2 uk superbit dvds and american r1 dvds, picture and sound quality wise.

    and can any one tell me the address of any english language web sites that have reviwed uk exclusive superbit dvds, e.g. godzilla, men in black, bone colletor, charlies angels.

    on may the 13th sony are releasing 4 more superbit dvds xxx, men in black 1 and 2 and bad boys, these are all r1.
     
  2. Lux

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    AFAIK the only differences are due to the usual NTSC vs PAL. and u have different subtitles on R1 and R2
    as for UKR2 retailers with Superbit. www.play.com
    They are getting rid of the superbit titles for a tenner!!!!!!!!!
    I think it's time to get that Gattaca disc:)
    HTH
     
  3. lentini

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    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Thanks Lux, been looking for a reason to buy Desperado Superbit
     
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    arrgh this thread just cost me twenty quid!!!:mad:
     
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    D'oh!...Cost me thirty:D

    Still...I'm chuffed...Got Gattaca, Crouching Tiger, and Snatch
     
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    the £9.99 price certainly shows up how much other retailers are making out of these charging £22.99 each.:eek:
     
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    haha:clap:
    Lux is ruining u all:D :rotfl:
    sorry. But hey I thought I might do some one a favour.
    Unfortunately I spent my february budget for DVDs (on the 9th of said month:() so I have to wait.
     
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    between the superbit v standard dvds?
    I have watched the superbit versions of Crouching Tiger (R2) and Panic Room (R1) and whilst I on't own the standard version of either I certainly wouldn't say they blew me away in terms of PQ.
    This is via a Denon DVD-A1 (component interlaced, see my thread in dvd players) and a Sim2 HT300 onto a 7ft screen.
    Anybody claim to notice a great improvement?
     
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    They are all out of stock apart from men in black:mad:
     
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    I'd be very interested in anyone has personal experience or links to a back to back comparison as I'm thinking of going for Crouching Tiger if the PQ is really that much of an improvement

    I've got the original version and the extras (despite having an interview with the lovely Michelle Yeoh) :eek: are pretty disposable.

    Cheers
     
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    i have the crouching tiger R1 superbit and I'm not impressed with the picture tbh. print looks very dirty. stick with vanilla release
     
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    I have seen R1 and R2 Desperado against R1SB Desperado. The SB disc was SIGNIFICANTLY better. The diff with something like Fifth Element R1 to SB wasn't as great.

    Gordon
     
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    Thanks for the imput James45 :smashin:
     
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    just wondering why you aren't watching the superbit movies with progressive on your sim2?

    Also, my gattaca is excellant - the picture is marginally better (at best) but the sound is fantastic in DTS. I think it all depends on the movie - i.e. The 5th Element being the best for picture.

    CaM
     
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    If you search on the dvd player section you will see that I am having problems with the prog scan signal.
    Basically, prog scan image is distorted and tinted, interlaced is very good.
    Dunno which unit is faulty at the moment, need to do some borrowing and swapping to do the process of elimination.
     
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    Hi there, I have updated my sim2 to software 1.10 and have noticed the odd problem myself. I get ocassional problems broken white lines up the top.

    To fix this I press the auto button and it disapears (most times). I'm thinking of getting 1.8 from owl (they will email it to you if requested) and then I'll try both versions and see what is more stable.

    hope this helps

    CaM
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on play. These forums have cost me noting but money since I started using them.
     

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