PS3 Blu-ray vs Xbox 360 HD DVD with screen shots

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  1. panlee

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    Calibrating devices isn't this guys forte is it!!
     
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    It clearly shows HD-DVD add on to be better than the PS3 Blurry internal drive
     
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    Blurry owner????
     
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    Good link - thanks for posting :thumbsup:
     
  6. Nic Rhodes

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    Yes it is an interesting read.
     
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    Ditto! :smashin:

    ATB

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    without calibrating that is ;)

    Never seen MI3 this orange though :rolleyes:
     
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    But they are all on the same screen with the same settings ... so why would being calibrated make any difference??? It shows the blurry is exactly that and that they are not exactly the same (ps3 vs xbox 360hd)

    If you calibrated the screen to each picture then it wouldnt be a fair test...
     
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    Different source invariably need different calibration, other than that I thought the differences in detail he kept pointing at didn't actually exist, maybe be I'm going blind, maybe higher res screen shots would have helped!

    I hadn't realised what a mess the interactivity was on BR at the moment, as Nic has mentioned several times it all looks a bit unfinished...

    John.
     
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    :D

    :confused: Surely that's the only way to make it a fair test! :smashin:
     
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    Well all I can say, if I had seen that before buying either of my HD formats, I wouldn't have bothered - none of them looked particuarly good in my view.

    No matter which system you purchased, wouldn't you calibrate to get the best picture?

    They maybe on the same screen, but they have been connected differently - what was the cable quality? How long was each cable? etc etc

    If you connected two AV amps with the same speakers, wouldn't you calibrate each AMP? Wouldn't just connecting them be unlikely to demonstrate their attributes?

    I always find it hard to take these sort of things seriously - we are shown stills of HD format saved as 640 x 480 jpegs?
     
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    His methods stink, but at least he came to the right conclusion. :rotfl:
     
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    If he prefers HD, that's cool by me, but why would you possibly try to base a review on screenshots?
     
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    I'm sorry but based on those screens there is no way the man in the street would pay for the premium of HD video over standard DVD. The improvement is just not obvious enough. Although i blame the dodgy pics
     
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    I'm a bit surprise that such small screenshots would show any difference. If this were scaled up to my 50in tv it would make some of the images unwatchable. So I am a bit suspicious about the quality of them, nevertheless they might be what you see.
     
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    Yep.

    Every input on his screen is going to have different settings, the red push on his PS3's HDMI output could simply be due to default config for that input for his display, likewise there could be different gamma curve on component versus HDMI.

    He should run all though component as fair test, although as that's impossible he should calibrate each input first. He needs to remove the screen from the equation.

    Also note that he says his display is
    'capable' doesn't say that it is 1080p resolution, downscaling to screen's native resolution could be an issue, likewise overscan (it could be overscanning one input and not another).

    StooMonster
     
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    Those screenshots showed little difference between hd and sd.
     
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    I know, what a load of crap - surely amatuer rubbish like that has no place on here? I know there are a lot of people desperate to "prove" HD DVD is the "best" but posting crap like that is just laughable.


    P.S. - I have both formats and dont care which "wins" but regardless of which gives the best picture I think Blu-ray has the best content at the mo so surely thats more important? ;)

    P.P.S - these threads are worse than the PS3 vs Xbox ones (at least they are mainly populated by kids). The threads on AVS are even worse - my preffered opitical media format is better than your preffered optical media format!! Whatever :rotfl:
     
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    Amusing how people are overlooking the interactivity comparison...
     
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    Personally I'm only interested in the movie - rarely watch extras and certainly dont want "interactivity".
     
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    Likewise - although the effects of implementation are important for all of us - but remember this is a forum for discussion of the two formats so to dismiss the link as "a load of crap", "amatuer rubbish" with "no place on here" isn't really playing the game is it?
     
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    As mentioned most of the screen shots look no different between SD and HD - its pathetic, undermines the rest of the article and not worth taking seriously by anyone.
     
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    I've watched MI3 on both formats and didn't notice any difference, if others can good on ya.

    As for interactivity new titles such as The Descent have all this flashy PnP stuff so it's here now.

    Personally I'm more interested in content as I'm fairly convinced the PQ differences are minimal at best.

    Now what shall I watch this afternoon, Ice Age 2, Talladega Nights or Black Hawk Down?
     
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    Alot of supposed 'informed' members have posted low res shots of HDTV and expect people to see a significant difference - it's equally meaningless. Regardless, as I say, his comparison on the two interactive applications was quite interesting - made me interested enough to have a play with Miami Vice U Control this evening anyway...
     
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    And it will be equally interesting to read a comparison of that title compared to HD DVD when it arrives.
     
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    I agree the low res screen shots are never going to show HD particularly well, and in most of them I struggled to see any difference, including sometimes the SD material. :D

    It is interesting though that this is yet another dual format owner who says he feels HD-DVD offers a slightly better Picture Quality and although BR may come close the lack of the much flaunted 'Special Features' deemed by many to be a key selling point to the masses, is an important point.

    He also makes little if not no mention of the sounds formats though...

    *** no idea what forum to put this in, but just watching Sky News, and they showed the fire works from the tallest building in the world, as it turned new year, in Taipei is it? anyhow, it had in big letters at the top of the building.

    2007

    True HD

    1080

    I kid you not!! :confused:

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    If it's only available on Blu-Ray theres little point, you either buy it on Blu-Ray or do without, thats the bottom line.

    For what it's worth it appears to be pretty good.
     
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    :rotfl: You're missing the point because your trying to inflame an argument :thumbsdow

    The article is comparing interactivity on HD DVD v BluRay. It is showing what both are currently offering. The fact one title is or isn't available on one format is irrelevant - it's showing what each s capable of on the interactive front. U control is a Universal feature (AFAIK) and therefore is exclusive to HD DVD - tat doesn't mean it's not useful/appropriate to compare it to BD-J.
     
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    It goes without saying though that he must be totally wrong - graphs and statistics will be posted shortly to prove his eyes are defective :lesson:

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     

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