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LOTR HD / DVD Comparison

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Boris Blank, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Boris Blank

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    Hmm, not sure where to put this as its the HD bit thats of interest but anyway......!

    That very interesting Bjoern Roy has posted a review of the DVD versions of LOTR v's the HD version. Read it and weep! Roll on HD tele (that last bits a vain attempt to make sure it fits into this bit of the forum).

    http://www.videophile.info/Review/FOTR/FOTR_01.htm

    Paul
     
  2. nfordenfield

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    Was his source a £20k DVD player into a £20k Scaler though, cos some will believe that can turn water into wine - NOT

    Roll on HD tele (another attempt to give this post a home)
     
  3. Boris Blank

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    Come on Nathan spit it out, somethings got your goat up! :)
    Paul
     
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  5. Boris Blank

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    I'm scared to watch it! I know its gonna look good and it will make the DVD look bad in comparison :mad:

    Paul
     
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    be afraid, very afraid.

    It looks awesome.
     
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    Still got those flat video blacks though.
     
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    I didnt notice anything wrong with the blacks on my CRT display.
    Can you explain what I should be looking for?

    Are you sure it wasn't your display device/calibration etc.
    I'd be more than happy to verify your findings if you are right.
     
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    Video blacks are very flat in comparisson to film. Its one of the biggest differences relative to the original film versions. Its something I'm a little unimpressed with on HD material . I felt they could have helped restore some of the lower intensities when they designed the spec.

    Its an observation not a criticism: you can put your helmet away.
     
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    Hey MrD, Please excuse the tone of my post. I really didn't mean it in a confrontational way but I see why you thoguht I did, apologies anyway. I was merely trying to understand the point you made.

    I cant say I've noticed the blacks to be honest, but I'll pay more attention next time I run the clip.

    Helmets away :)

    cheers
    Ian
     
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    Not me.

    Just get feed up with some peoples short sightedness, how they ever switch to electricity from candle light :confused:

    Is 1 million candles better than floresent?:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I have, I suspect they crush blacks to save on bandwitch
     
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    thats MPEG 2 for you bit past its prime glad their thinking about wm9 for the uk the best home encoder there is
     
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    wow Im impressed by the HD LOTR clip
    looks very crisp

    my question is how did this person get hold of the cli?
    Is there a version of LOTR in HD? How can we get a copy?!

    Thanks
     
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    looks like an hbo showing
     
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    forgive my ignorance but what is a hbo showing?

    Does that mean that someone has a Hi Def version of LOTR somewhere?

    cheers
     
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    HD TV (Channel HBO) showing in the USA.
     
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