• Blu-ray Discussion
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Oh ok.. Anyways, do you think I got a good deal? I just bought there speakers for my future and first surround sound system. This Polk CS1 Series II center speaker $60 after code [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290210[/URL] Two of these Polk Monitor50 Series II floor speakers $90 after code [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290204[/URL] When I get a sub I probably will get this one (Polk psw505) [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290130"][/URL][url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290036[/url] And this receiver when I get the money [URL]http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=214874601[/URL] For the rear speakers I'm going to use my JBL cm42aw speakers, small but beautiful sound (at least I think so)
i think you might be better off buying them in a home theatre bundle [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] i spend $400 on my panasonic 5.1 speakers (slashed from $800) they sound amazing. my stepdad bought a sony 7.2 setup for much more and it doesn't sound nearly as good as mine. the surround sound is superb.
Sorry but if you're buying a HTiB it's not going to be too great unless you spend a lot of money. Most likely it will have small, weak, cheap speakers or a weak cheap receiver or both.
800 isn't exactly cheap (it was a stocktake sale, that's why they were half off)
What is the model number of that HTiB you got?
panasonic sa-pt860 keep in mind i had a budget, but i am very very happy with it. [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] (and it was bought last year)
Looks pretty nice especially for a htib :)
[QUOTE=mogul20478;27044083]I will give them credit for it looking that good and being almost 80 years old. I wouldn't, however, shell out more money for a Bluray version when it comes to movies this old. There is no point at all. Looking at noise and grain in HD is not something I enjoy. The word you used was "originally intended". I agree, but in a different context. Watch the movie as it was "originally intended" and not some remastered way for the company to milk out more money from the people. Blu-ray on anything before the Blu-ray era is to be avoided in my opinion. It just doesn't seem the same to me, and is definitely not worth the extra money.[/QUOTE] As Rusty said, you're not seeing the grain on DVD because you also aren't seeing a whole lot else. It's just not enough resolution to make out details, including the grain. Grain is actually good, to a degree. It increases filesize, but this is because the randomness keeps the compressor on its toes and helps preserve details that might otherwise have been compressed away. Or worse, you're not seeing it because of some noise reduction post processing going on.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27064991]i already wrote a guide for this in the op, works for hd-dvd's too. plus ive got a combo drive. but no hd-dvd's.[/QUOTE] tsmuxer can read the .EVO files on HD-DVDs? I thought you had to demux them first to get the audio and video streams out. (As the guide I found claims)
[QUOTE=Zeke129;27068732]tsmuxer can read the .EVO files on HD-DVDs? I thought you had to demux them first to get the audio and video streams out. (As the guide I found claims)[/QUOTE] uuhh not sure. tsmuxer can read more than m2ts files. it can read playlist files and other containers like mkv. but like i said i actually don't have any hd-dvd's, but it wouldn't surprise me if it supported them.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27069042]uuhh not sure. tsmuxer can read more than m2ts files. it can read playlist files and other containers like mkv. but like i said i actually don't have any hd-dvd's, but it wouldn't surprise me if it supported them.[/QUOTE] I'm ripping some audio CDs right now but I'll be able to get back to you on this one shortly
Finally got a PS3 so I can do blu ray now! I saw A Clockwork Orange at wal mart the other day on blu ray, was very surprised they would carry it tbh.
Just fired a .EVO file into tsMuxer. It doesn't detect the subtitle streams but the video and audio seem to be there. It'll work with HD-DVDs unless you need subtitles, in which case you'll require EVOdemux to pull the sup files out. (And other software to OCR the sup files into more widely usable SRT files)
Since Blu-ray is extremely high quality, why isn't their a significant difference between Xbox 360 DVD games and PS3 Blu-ray games?
One day I'll write a guide on getting subtitles from a Blu-Ray into an SRT file, I had to wade through about 20 other ones I found on google before getting one to work
[QUOTE=Starpluck;27071016]Since Blu-ray is extremely high quality, why isn't their a significant difference between Xbox 360 DVD games and PS3 Blu-ray games?[/QUOTE] because games are totally different to movies. most games would take up about the same space on a blu-ray disc than they would on a dvd size of disc doesn't change the ps3's hardware limitations
[QUOTE=Starpluck;27071016]Since Blu-ray is extremely high quality, why isn't their a significant difference between Xbox 360 DVD games and PS3 Blu-ray games?[/QUOTE] The disk has nothing to do with it, the storage space does. The quality difference is negligible in this case because game textures and models simply don't take up space like 1080p movies do. Blu-Ray is advantageous to developers because they can leave more things uncompressed to reduce processor load, or make the intro movies 1080p instead of 720p, etc Rusty got it first
[QUOTE=Zeke129;27071017]One day I'll write a guide on getting subtitles from a Blu-Ray into an SRT file, I had to wade through about 20 other ones I found on google before getting one to work[/QUOTE] download SupRip blu-ray subtitles are individual bitmaps for each letter suprip identifies the letter from the bitmap and creates the subtitle. but a lot will be missing, it will require the user to help it identify which bitmap is what letter. it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes max to go through the entire subtitle file to fix it all.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27071051]download SupRip blu-ray subtitles are individual bitmaps for each letter suprip identifies the letter from the bitmap and creates the subtitle. but a lot will be missing, it will require the user to help it identify which bitmap is what letter. it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes max to go through the entire subtitle file to fix it all.[/QUOTE] I know, that's why I was planning on writing a more in-depth guide some time. The problem with suprip is that it only successfully OCRs about 1% of the subtitles
What about large, really big games. Would it be possible to port MGS4 onto Xbox 360?
[QUOTE=Zeke129;27071379]I know, that's why I was planning on writing a more in-depth guide some time. The problem with suprip is that it only successfully OCRs about 1% of the subtitles[/QUOTE] i've done a few with it. it seems daunting to fix all of it but it should only take about 10 mins
Finally my order from CDON.com came! [img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5205/5306137435_380e4c2c4d_b.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Starpluck;27071383]What about large, really big games. Would it be possible to port MGS4 onto Xbox 360?[/QUOTE] Yes, with a bit of work. Otherwise it would just use 2 DVDs.
[QUOTE=sp00ks;27072125]Yes, with a bit of work. Otherwise it would just use 2 DVDs.[/QUOTE] Yeah, meant to ask f it really had to use 2 DVDs
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27071500]i've done a few with it. it seems daunting to fix all of it but it should only take about 10 mins[/QUOTE] Yeah. It learns as you go so you'll gradually find more and more that are correct as you go along.
mass effect 2 on xbox needs two discs i think
The whole idea of Microsoft dissing BluRay is fucking idiotic. BluRay is better in almost every way. The only thing that is a big minus is the costs but considering how you don't have limited space, it runs better, is better quality-wise, etc it's really nothing.
aren't blu-ray discs a lot slower though
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27072557]aren't blu-ray discs a lot slower though[/QUOTE] BD at 2x is the same speed as DVD at 12x or something like that My numbers are definitely off but the idea is right
yes but in general they are still meant to be slower i am sure of this i have also noticed it [editline]31st December 2010[/editline] hence why some blu-rays take a very very long time to load on players not as much of a problem with a computer though
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