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What is the best quality DVD?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by fire boy, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. fire boy

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    Hi i'm fairly new to av and the av forum I must say its a great source of info for a novice like me.

    I was just wondering what is the best quality disc PAL or NTSC.

    I also heard about superbit dvds which uses more disc space for movie quality rather than fill it with "making of" features.

    But if I want the best quality dvd source to watch what one do i go for?

    System.... Panny pd50 36"
    Pioneer 575 dvd player using component output for progressive
    Pioneer vx912 av amp
    mission fsav1(wife friendly) speaker system

    Currently the best picture i see is from any of the LOTR extended versions (PAL)are these discs on par with superbit?

    Any info would be greatly appriciated many thanks
    AV Newcomer :lease: :lease:
     
  2. spocktra

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    Unfortunatly dvd is as inconsistant as audio disc.Most depends on how it was filmed then how well it is transfered onto disc.Superbit are generally better but not gaurenteed.Some i have seen are rubbish.
     
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    Couple i have seen on R1 of course.. Shrek 2 (without question, stunning picture) and latest one has been CSI: Miami: Season 2 - breathtaking picture especially on the openings of most of the episodes looking down on Miami skyline etc...
     
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    Usually Superbit DVDs like Spiderman 2 and so on. Theres also a T2 Extreme Edition out that was made from a high def source and has a really good picture.

    I recomend Fast and Furious Superbit, Spiderman 2 Superbit, Shrek 2, T2 EE.
     
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    I recommend The fifth element superbit Reg 1
     
  6. fire boy

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    Thanks for all the info guy's.
    I've ordered spiderman superbit R1 from cdwow (only £8.99) and can't wait to see it.

    I've been told that Gladiator R2 superbit is stunning but can't find it for less than £75 which is only £27 cheaper than my DVD player!

    Any idea's?
    Regards Brian
     
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    Most reviews Ive read state that the pic quality on the various releases of Gladiator (inc SuperBit) are identical, and with the SuperBit release you only get a DTS 5.1 track as opposed to DTS 6.1 ES on the standard release, so def not worth paying over the odds for. In fact a step backwards it would seem.
     
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    I'm not convinced with the spiderman 2 superbit release its not a patch on the picture quality of the extended version of return of the king
    I usually go for the superbit release but this time I think all that I have done is miss out on all the extras :thumbsdow
     
  9. samjpullen

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    while on a quality disscussion

    what is DTS all about ?? why is it better than 5.1 DD ??

    thanks :)
     
  10. fire boy

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    Whilst searching this forum I found some links to dvd review websights which decribed the DD/DTS pro's and cons.
    :lesson:
    It seems DTS soundtracks are recorded at a higher bit rate compared to DD(well most of the time,it seems to depend on the individual disc.)

    It also recons that the surround channel volumes are beefed up which seems to show off your system more.

    I will try to show the link when I have re-found it! :eek:
     
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    Please don't reopen the DTS v DD debate again. We are all still licking our collective wounds following the last scuffle. Any search will let you relive the debate.
     
  12. samjpullen

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    who asked for a Debate ??

    i was just wondering what the difference was.

    when trying to usa the DTS is never works as i just get no sound.
     
  13. fire boy

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    Sorry, didn't mean to open old wounds! :oops:

    Maybe the :offtopic: smileymight apply!
     
  14. fire boy

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    Your kit has to be dts compatable,what system do U have?
     
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    its as Medion dvd player with a Panasonic surround sound set of speakers/sub

    i need a proper surround sound system :(

    any ideas on a decent one that will not kill my bank balance ??
     
  16. fire boy

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    Sounds like a trip to richer sounds is in order, check out the web sight for prices/local store. their very cheap (I don't work for them! just very impressed by the service and prices)
     

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