Superbit which region ?

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  1. JSW

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    Now we can get them in R2 allthough only from http://www.cthe.co.uk/superbit/ which format will give the better picture, R2 Pal or R1 NTSC ????

    I must say i prefer the covers of the R2 ones.
     
  2. mjn

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    if you are after the best picture quality, why does the cover of the disc bother you?
     
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    The question was R2 Pal or R1 NTSC which of these formats is best for quality.

    On top of that I was saying i preferred the look of the cover on the R2 version.

    The cover has nothing to do with the quality now do you care to answer the question?
     
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    This is a subjective question, but the facts are :

    R2 uses a slightly higher no of horizontal lines (non-tech speak : "higher picture quality") (576) versus R1 (480)

    R1 has a slightly higher refresh rate (non-tech speak : "more stable picture") (60Hz) versus R2 (50Hz)

    So looks like a sort of draw :rolleyes:

    However in previous like-for-like comparisons R1 picture quality usually betters R2. I would think this is due to more $$ being used for mastering, mixing, production et al. than their EUR counterparts.

    But given the same features, cover(!) e.t.c. price maybe your influential factor.
     
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    It mostly depends on the master, i.e. how much effort has been taken during production of the DVD.
    Since R1 and R2 are usually produced by different studios/companies owning the rights a comparision based on technical date only is meaningless.

    Xeonic is however right in what he says.
     
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    Just been to your link, but were is the fifth element?
    also I disagre with you about the covers their is too much going on on them,I much prefer the region 1 covers.
    do they not come in silver covers on region 2?
    also I dont like big circles with 18 and 15 plasterd all over the covers neither, but I am picky.
    PS did I mention I hate snappers
     
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    Thanks all
     
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    Two things, there is no fifth element because the rights for distribution in this country are held by Pathe.

    Second these are £22.99 !!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    You can get the R1 discs anywhere and at £14.99-17.99. Bloody rip off!:mad:
     
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    Can anyone tell me where I can find a complete list of superbit titles for region 1.

    Thanks
     
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    Try dvdboxoffice and type superbit in the title box

    Hollow man Superbit Deluxe soon hmmmmm superbit evolving.
     
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    JSW

    Thanks m8 :D
     
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    Ignore :D
     
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    Hollowman Supbit Deluxe...... WHY!!!!!!!!!!

    out of all the movies they could have picked, moives with great sound, great visuals, great story.... they made a conscious decision and went for hollowman....!!!!!

    how aout

    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindlers List
    Close Encounters
    Matrix
    .....
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    Why do Columnia call these discs with no extras superbit? Most other Studios offer a 2 disc pack, one disc has the film, which must be superbit anyway, with no extras, and the second with all the extra's, Columbia charge top price for one disc, for about the same price you get 2 discs from other Studio's.
    Sounds a bit of a con to me :eek:
     
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    Because superbit does not specify the amount of extras you get...

    Superbit are so called, because the whole disc is filled with audio and video data....hence increased bit rate.
     
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    TimH

    The only thing I can think of is less audio tracks? Even though they have DTS and DD5.1, maybe they only have English, and no foreign language tracks? But you have a good point.

    And maybe CTHV aren't so silly releasing average/bad movies first. If they sell, then they know that the hardcore who want the 'best' picture and sound will buy any old tat.
     
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