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Superbit Or Not Much Of A Bit

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  1. Tardis

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    Hi all,

    I hope this is the right window for this question.

    Just been reading about Superbit DVD's and found it very interesting.

    Question: Is Superbit that much better than all the other R2 disc's availiable.

    I only mention R2 because my player only uses R2 (at the moment). Also would I be right in saying that there are only about 20 titles on R2 release as yet. Lastly, are Superbit titles going to be released the same time that dvd formats are released.

    Cheers

    Tardis
     
  2. Garrett

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    There are about 31 titles are available at Play.

    You will notice the difference in the picture the larger the screen size I think 36inches is around where you start noticing the difference.
     
  3. Tardis

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    Cheers Garrett,

    I am going to get a couple tomorrow, especially as I took possession of my new Toshiba 36ZP38 just a fortnight ago. You've made my day.

    Tardis
     
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    Depends on the title i don't think Gladiator is much different from the non superbit but Godzilla as one example is very much better on the Superbit label and the rain sequences near the end benefit enormously, some titles are are not better.
     
  5. Smurfin

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    Superbit is largely a marketing exercise, though I would concede that the picture quality CAN be better. Oh and they all have DTS, if that's your flavour...
     
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    If you get a player that will play R1 then the Leon Superbit is a good disc, really tidy picture, plus its the longer version of the film as well, which is nice.
     
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    Avoid Superbit Leon like the plague, its audio is inferior to the original special edition.
     
  8. Garrett

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    Happy viewing.;)
     
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    Some R1 superbits differ to R2 superbits.
    I have the R1 of Fifth Element but aparently its far superior to the R2 version, which is supposed to be worse than the R2 non-superbit version!

    ch

    I think it has been discussed and can be found on this forum with a search.
     
  10. Jeff

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    Sorry say that again. Which R2 superbit version?
     
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    There is no R2 superbit version of Fifth element, this is due to Fox/Pathe owning the UK rights, Superbit releases are only on Columbia Tristar Titles. however there is a R2 Special edition coming out on monday that I believe has DTS and an Improved picture, which should be nice, considering the state of the original R2 release.
     

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