wild hogs blu-ray quality

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  1. paul1672

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    hi there

    i've recently tried the blu-ray player on the ps3 with the film "wild hogs" and i'm a little concerned as in my opinion the quality is awful.

    i've been used to playing dvd's through my pc on a projector 1:1 pixel mapping and am wondering if i'm being a little bit picky?

    it's being played on a samsung 40" tv at 720p

    i've tried playing normal dvd's through my pc on the same tv and they still look far superior to blu-ray.

    the problem i see is fuzziness (particularly on peoples faces and clothes) and digital artifacts in the background.

    i've even tried 2 different kinds of hdmi leads with no difference found.

    any ideas or opinions on this film on blu-ray with a similar set-up?

    many thanks

    paul
     
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    Yes agree with the artefacts in the background what form do yours take? This is my one problem with this media, super clarity and high def yet you still get artefacts, and the only reason explained to me via Toshiba and forums is it is down to the optics and cameras they use today, well pardon me should they not be taking this into account?
    And apparently we are a very small % of the population that can see it as the vast majority do not ever pick it up…….

    And I think that all the hype around at the moment HD will blow you away sort of thing, it really is not a shock and awe, yes the quality is there and you can tell the difference but not as much as the ads etc would have you believe.

    As I see it Blu ray would be 4 times sharper than DVD which is not a lot really and the difference on games is graphics are sharper than on a CRT

    Disappointed? A bit but definitely left wanting more somehow, and feeling like it's a bit of an anti climax
     
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    You no that slight increase in quality you get from dvd to blu ray at 720p I have a samsung btw, well just upgraded tv to 1080p Sharp which has 24 hz and 1080p, and imo you get a slight increase in overall quality again which when you compare back to dvd again you notice why your paying the extra dollar to watch Blu Ray.

    Although there is some things ya can do with your samsung matey start watching ya blu ray's in 1080i just offers more detail

    set ya settings to dynamic and energy saving off.
    Put all settings on Ps3 to auto.

    Try these blu ray's: Open Season, Cars, Black Snake Moan, Blood Diamond, Apocalypto, some of the best i've seen. Oh and try 1968 movie 2001 Space Odyessey PQ is superb and you would never guess it was filmed in 1968 due to sharpness on blu ray.
     
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    I thought the quality of this disc was fantastic on my 42" Toshiba. (maybe I need new glasses:D)
     
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    I thought the quality was awesome on my HD72i 102" screen sweet as a nut!

    And the uncompressed sound track is yummy :thumbsup:
     
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    just watched this, cant comment on PQ thought it was fine, film was excellent best comedy Ive seen in a long while.
     
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    wild hogs is one of the better discs in terms of picture quality.. some reviews really pan the film but i thought it was enjoyable enough.. as did the missus..

    what tv are you viewing on? are you using HDMI connection? what res is your ps3 outputing at?

    Cheers,
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  8. Billy Hunt

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    I watched this at the weekend
    It does sound like something is wrong if you think the picture was awful.
    Even the Mrs commented on how good the picture was.
    I think it is a good example of what Blu-Ray can do if they don't go adding effects or grain to it.

    I watched it on my 50" Sagem DLP Rear Pro which is also 720P with the PS3 outputting at 720P
    The picture was outstanding with not a hint of artifacts
    Is your TV native 720P i.e. 1280x720?
    What model is the TV?

    As for the film its self, it wasn't too bad. :)
     
  9. paul1672

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    hi everyone
    thanks for the replies
    i've since had the chance to visit my brother who also has the same tv and a ps3 so we tried the film on his tv.
    although it did look ok we still thought my pc gave a better picture with a standard dvd......
    we still see the artifacts and we also thought some of the background shots didnt look real.....
    maybe that was just how it was filmed???

    i think i'm just being very fussy to be honest.

    i'm still not overly impressed with blue-ray.

    i've just watched casino royal on standard dvd and we're going to rent it on blue-ray just to compare.

    hopefully,its fantastic and my impressions of blue-ray will change....

    paul
     
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    I watched wild hogs on my 37" Toshiba and thought the pq was exellent.
     
  11. Billy Hunt

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    I still can't help thinking that something is not right.
    There's no way you should think a DVD looks better :eek:
    You should have been blown away with the quality of Wild Hogs.

    But to say the picture was awful and DVD looks better there has to be something wrong.
    I and a lot of others on this board are fussy about picture quality are you saying that we are impressed by sub standard picture?
    Not to mention all the review sites that say it has a good picture

    'Wild Hogs' looks great on Blu-ray.

    A solid HD presentation here. Detail is solid throughout most of the film, with only some hints of softness in longer shots. Contrast is excellent and helps a lot with the depth of image and dimensionality of the picture. Colors are a bit bolder than normal, but this helps with the crisp look of the film.



    The general consensus is that Wild Hogs has a great Picture and Blu-Ray on a whole gives a better picture than DVD so if it was me I'd be wanting to get to the bottom of the problem
     
  12. paul1672

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    hi
    i certainly dont mean to offend and i'm not trying to say people are impressed by sub standard picture.
    i just thought blue-ray would be much better.

    my tv is a samsung le40r8 40" lcd tv connected to a ps3 via hdmi running at 720p.

    its native resolution is 1360x768

    i will say i've managed to get the film playing in more film like quality (the missus thought it looked like it was filmed like a documentary with the basic settings the tv came with) and that has helped.

    i've changed the hdmi lead currently using a highly recommended one from play.com with no change in quality.

    i just cant understand how i see what i can only describe as a blocky picture,not massive blocks,just tiny blocks like i can see every pixel.
    dont get me wrong,the picture does look ok,just nowhere near as much of an improvement as i expected over a pc using theatertek software.

    the forefront objects/peoples faces/clothes look excellent but the background sometimes just dont look right to me.

    i'm going to hire this film on standard dvd and compare the 2 versions.

    that way i think i can give it a true comparison.

    thanks for your comments and i do hope i can solve it as my missus is complaining like hell.
     
  13. Billy Hunt

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    The first thing I would try is to tick 1080i in the video output settings.
    I'm not familiar with LCDs but I have read a few posts saying they thought the picture was better with the PS3 out putting 1080i.

    Have you tried hooking up the PS3 to your projector that you were getting 1:1 pixel mapping with?
    What is your projectors native resolution.

    The problem with a 1360x768 display is that your not going to get 1:1 pixel mapping with the PS3 but you are going to with a PC.
     
  14. paul1672

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    to be honest i've already tried the 1080i setting as well and i couldn't see any difference at all.

    i dont have the projector anymore to compare as my new home wouldn't take the 96" screen i had :(

    and i totally agree with what your saying regards the native resolution and the pc doing 1:1 pixel mapping which is why i think i'm not going to be any better off with blue-ray on this particular tv than if i use standard dvd via my pc.

    i guess the only other option is to purchase a blue-ray player for the pc,but they're still a bit pricey for me.

    a real shame,but will save me wasting my money on blue-ray movies....

    thanks for your advice

    paul
     
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    It looked mint on SkyHD before Christmas, probably the best picture quality I have seen on Sky.
     

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