Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD discs' started by LOXjet, Sep 5, 2007.
Great news on the release, not so great news on the audio DD+ only?
Double Disc too, this ones going to be in the £20+ range.
Maybe not if you import it from America. Remember HD-DVD is region free.
2 Disk editions are normally £17.99 delivered from www.dvdworldusa.com
Hugely looking forward to this! Megan the Fox in HD baby!
I second that. Paramount where's our TrueHD track First they remove the one that was reported to be on Blades Of Glory and now this. So much for adding HD audio to their titles...
My Mistake, I normally buy single discs so this is pleasant news.
DD+ is HD audio. Its dissapointing sure, but not the end of the world, I'm sure it will still sound superb!
Even though I can't take advantage of the Next Gen Sound Formats (so it's no biggie to me that there's no Tru HD track) it beggers belief that there aint gonna be one.
Shirley the biggest release yet on the HD format will contain all the relevant HD goodies.
Having a look at what they are offering on Transformers though it has to be said that the PiP features and so forth would have to be HD DVD exclusive at present anyway - until profile 1.1 arrives BluRay does not support them.
I will echo the disappointment at the lack of TrueHD audio though - but hopefully the interactive extras will appeal to buyers of cheap players - the Venturer HD DVD player bundled with Transformers could finally see high def on disc make some decent market penetration.
Even on Blu-ray Paramount never released lossless soundtracks. If anything the BD Paramount releases often had lower bit-rates than the HD-DVD's!
The audio issue has nothing to do with the format. This has more to do with the studio generally being slack when it comes to soundtracks.
Sooner than I expected - Amazon don't have their preorder page up yet.
I'm looking forward to this, despite the cheese I liked this movie. Nice quick
release as well (maybe we have no blu ray release to thank for that )
Just thought I'd get my 2p worth in before this thread gets closed
I'm sorry but I disagree. DD+ was invented to get round a packet size limitation and thats the reason it exists. Personally I only class the loseless audio formats as HD audio and thats what I would expect on this release.
It may not be what Joe Public wants but give me the best picture and sound quality over PIP and other special features any day of the week.
I wonder if this is one of the area's where studios will start to double dip in the future - i.e. initial release with a DD or DD+ track and then subsequent ones with TrueHD or DTS HD MA.
Call me controversial but
I don't get all the fuss about lossless audio tracks, it seems to be blown out of all proportion.
All HD video is lossy so why not the audio. Lossy HD audio still sounds very good and is a considerable step up from SD DVD audio.
Now don't get me wrong, I can hear the difference between lossy and lossless DVD-Audio tracks on my DV139 but, IMO, it's hardly the huge leap that some make it out to be.
Couple that with the fact that when watching a film (as opposed to listening to music) your senses are also having to deal with the visual aspect and the difference is probably even less.
Maybe I'm on my own with this one though
I can play lossless sound and choose not to, I have full control of the sound including delay parameters, superb Meridian processing, dedicated external DACs, dedicated pre-amp. While the hell would I want to mess with a low end Onkyo receiver or use analogue on my EX1 which by definition has a reduced dynamic range? DD+ sounds superb on my setup, I have no intension on using lossless sound until an equally high end setup becomes available.
Typically when PCM is included on a Blu Ray title do you still get DD+ or DTS?
Ironically Blades of Glory HD-DVD is crippled because of space issues compared to what would of been on the Blu-ray version.
Regardless this is pretty much the only major release on HD-DVD this year (apart from BOurne) and the flagship title for the Paramount paid exclusivity deal so its pretty poor that they are not going for the full HD experience and hopefully not a sign of things to come (or not come as the case maybe).
It does have HD sound, it has DD+, how many Blu Ray titles have HD sound that can be used over spdif?
I'll pick this up but the lack of lossless audio is a tad disappointing.
Guess who's gonna be at home october 16th
TRANSFORMERS arrives on Earth October 16, 2007 in spectacular DVD and HD DVD two-disc Special Edition sets as well as on a single disc from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures;
distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment
Not something I'll be buying as it was before my time and it's very expensive but WOW they have put some serious effort into that release, have you seen the video on highdefdigest?
Ive seen a few on YouTube and have to say they've wasted alot of time and effort IMO, not because they haven't done a good job but because it removes the feel of the TV series, it's just a distraction looking for the CGI. If they'd done that for the Movies fair enough, but for the TV series?
The HD DVD also includes a TRANSFORMERS H.U.D. (Heads Up Display) that lets viewers access running text commentary while watching the film and even view relevant behind-the-scenes footage in a picture-in-picture window. Additionally, viewers can explore the main robots individual details in high definition with the TRANSFORMERS Tech Inspector.
This is nice
Paramounts TRANSFORMERS HD DVD connectivity capabilities will reveal additional HD DVD exclusive features at street date and at various time periods in the future.
I really like this hi-def world
Yes, we know.
When i read this .........No high-resolution audio support for 'Transformers.'
I died a little inside!
It's a shame some focus on the one (small) negative when there are many (huge) positives.
Talking of which...
Do we think the HUD feature is like U-Control or IME and will the PiP be a separate feature (that you can toggle on-or-off) or part of the HUD?
This thread is embarrassing for a few people, I wonder if people actually watch the movies instead of defending their format of choice on a forum.
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