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T2 extreme edition in HD Windows Media format!!

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by pj, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. pj

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    posted this here as it is more relevant to us hcpc people!
    the new region1 terminator 2 extreme edition will contain the movie in high defintion format playable on the pc via windows media player 9!
    if u cant wait to try it order "Standing in the Shadows of Motown"
    as disc 2 apparently has the movie in the new format!

    from ign.com
    April 09, 2003 - Today the final specs for Artisan's upcoming re-re-release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrived and they confirmed a long-running rumor that the DVD would include a high-definition version of the film using a Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 file.

    This may sound strange to you, but it is actually quite cool. Microsoft has developed a low-bitrate HD compression codec that is just now being experimented with on some Artisan DVDs. It allows high-def quality video on the same amount of disc space as a regular single-layer DVD. Artisan's Standing in the Shadows of Motown includes a Windows Media Player 9 version of the film in high-def on disc two. Not only does it look incredible; it only takes up about 3 gigs on the disc.

    Naturally, you'll need some horsepower to correctly run these files on your PC. You'll need at least a 1.8ghz Pentium 4 with a nice chunk of RAM and a 5.1 compatible soundcard to take advantage of the audio. However, if you have all of that the high-def version looks a lot nicer than running the regular DVD on your PC.

    Here are the complete, and final, specs for the upcoming T2: Extreme Edition


    2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer digitally mastered from a brand-new 1080p, 24sf high-definition digital telecine transfer.

    Dolby Digital 5.1 EX audio.

    Dolby headphone audio track

    All-new audio commentary by James Cameron and co-screenwriter William Wisher.

    Extreme interactive mode with graphic commentary and behind-the-scenes footage

    16 minutes of additional scenes.

    "No Feat But What We Make": an all-new documentary.

    "T2: On the Set" retrospective montage

    "T2: High Definition": the complete theatrical version of the film in Microsoft Windows Media 9 series, playable in high resolution and 5.1 sound directly from your PC

    Infiltration Unit Simulator and T2 FX Studio: morph your imported images into a T-1000 or T-800 Terminator

    Skynet Combat Chassis Designer: Construct and field-test your own ultimate fighting machine and track your progress online

    THX optimizer

    Metal collectible sculpture embossed package

    :clap:
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    If the PQ is still screwed up with EE, what's the point? Wow- better resoultion- but what's this annoying halo effect.
     
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    I download the wm9 and some of the demo's especially the surfing one last night, surfing file is zipped at 120 mb and only lasts 4 mins !!!!(Actual 3mins and 2sec) Also grabbed the pinball and snowboarding demo. Seemed to be free of blurry pans and judder and Oh not a jaggie in sight.

    Looks like i'll be buying T2 then..........................

    Rgds

    Nathan
     
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    Nathan, did not seem to be any Haloing on the demo, would hope that EE will die with SD
     
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    That might just be the excuse to buy a 30 inch LCD that i'm looking for :)
     
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    Does anyone have the actual details of this? i.e what the size of the windows media file will be (in pixels)?

    "playable in high resolution" is a bit vague!
     
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    Its 1080i I think .

    1920x1080 per frame I think.
     
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    umm, i thought this was created from a normal DD 5.1 track by a processor (eg. my powerDVD) into 2 channels of virtual surround for headphones

    so is this track a 2 channel track with the processing alreday done to create a virtual surround through headphones without the need for a dolby headphone processor?
    :confused:

    also, abit OT but does dolby headphone work on DTS tracks? im thinking about my version of powerDVD when listening to DTS track with dolby headphone enabled

    thanks
     
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    Good question, but seeing as the surround headphone functionality is by Dolby (i.e. Dolby Headphone), I'd say it's unlikely to work satisfactorily with DTS.

    I swore I'd never buy another copy of T2 (have 4 now from early VHS versions to The Ultimate Region 1 DVD Ed.), but HD......in whatever format (& I'm a HCPC man)...

    Looks like they've got me hooked... the buggers..:rotfl:
     

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