Planet Earth Blu-Ray - its 1080p

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  1. tomlaskey

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    Unlike what is says on the box (1080i), my blu-ray player tells me that Planet Earth is presented at 1080p and 24fps. I thought potential buyers might like to know.
     
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    It's a bit of everything.. even SD. It's easy to transfer an SD film to 1080p.
     
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    I'm under the impression it fluctuates between 1080i and 1080p. Some of it looks absolutely stunning, then a scene that you would have thought would look amazing looks fairly average.
     
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    I have nearly watched all of this now,just watched Great Plains,so far i dont think the pic that Stunning,lots of parts you would think you are just watching a DVD...Under Water footage is best.
     
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    A friend has this series in 720p.

    Is it worth upgrading to 1080p in anyone's opinion? What with the mixture of filming standards, I'm not sure what to advise. No need to shell out cash if 720p would suffice!

    Thanks.
     
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    I bought this recently thinking that it was going to really show off the new plasma and bluray player, but the first part of the first disc to me didn't look good at all. It seemed low quality and a little "jerky".
    I'd had a few drinks I'll admit, but I don't think it was my eyes causing it as I then turned it off in disappointment and watched my Sky+ recording of the wire in SD which looked better than the Planet Earth bluray :(
    Are there any settings I should be changing on my Panasonic BD35 player or the plasma to watch this? I watched Sin City and thought that looked superb.
     
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    not sure what you actual question is?? There are not 2 HD versions of this (720p and 1080p) there is only blu ray, HD DVD and DVD versions.:)
     
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    this is the first thing im buying when i get my blu ray player next week, cant wait to watch the amazon bit
     
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    I hope you're not as disappointed as I am with it. Maybe I have to be picky and watch certain scenes only.
     
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    He has the series recorded from an HD source in 720p in MKV files - is it worth getting 1080p Blu Ray discs?
     
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    to be honest, I think its getting a bit harsh treatment. Although some scenes are a little rough, the majority is stunning. As you can buy it pretty cheap now, its a definite purchase I would have thought given that the whole series is just outstanding.
     
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    Well the little bit that I watched last night was not good at all in my view, but I will give the rest of it a viewing. Maybe some scenes are better, I'm certainly hoping so.
     
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    When i watched this thru in HDDVD when i got import before release in UK i thought it looker rather damn good and quite consistant throughout in PQ and didn't bother with the Bluray since had it anyway.
    What got me was why a BBC disc gets a US release before us:rotfl: strange.
    Been meaning to watch it again, Lovely viewing.

    EDIT, also agree with below post, my dad has the "earth" bluray and is very good also.
     
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    IMO a better purchase is the movie "Earth". It is a feature length version of planet earth series using all the best bits and some stuff that isn't in the series.

    Unlike the series, the picture quality is consistently stunning and as far as I know it is 1080p throughout. It's also availble now for under a tenner and should be in everyone's collection.

    When I aquired 'earth', I sold my copy of 'planet earth'.
    It's all you need... utterly breathtaking!
     
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    i shall get "earth" aswell then, bargain for a tenner!
     
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    Technically there may be 3 different versions all on Blu-ray. First is the U.S. Region "A" 1080p version (its actually 'region-free'), then there is the Region "B" version for the UK and Ireland which says 1080i on the back cover (I don't know if thats just a misprint and it is actually 1080p?). Then finally there is another version available in the U.S. released by the Discovery Channel with Sigourney Weaver doing the narration instead of David Attenborough.
    The U.S. David Attenborough version is in 1080p/VC-1
    The Discovery Channel version in 1080i/AVC MPEG-4 encode
    The UK version may also be 1080i/AVC MPEG-4 encode if it says 1080i on the back cover but I cannot confirm this as I have the U.S. version
    Just fyi, here in Dublin, Borders Bookstore was selling this Bluray (1080i) recently for 20 euros.
    Another lovely nature Blu-ray well worth checking out is 'Galapagos'.
     
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