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[QUOTE=sp00ks;27303667]I don't know? Maybe your fan is broken, and all you'll do is get rid of the warranty.[/QUOTE] Maybe all he needs to do is take a screwdriver and tighten it.
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[QUOTE=johan svensk;27216179]You don't say "Bluray DVD's" it's either Bluray or BD Disc.[/QUOTE] Blu-ray Disc Disc?
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[QUOTE=Jacko2007;27172377]I got the Harry Potter 1-6 box set on blu-ray over Christmas. I know the first 4/5 weren't filmed in HD but they still look pretty decent with the HD bump.[/QUOTE] Presumably they were filmed on film. i.e. more than HD. Why is this misconception so c...
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Well the PS3 is quite good in that respect. It also passed every DVD image quality test with flying colours as far as I remember.
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[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] Well there is in the cinematics. Same deal, video is huge and the DVD can't hold it. There is also in the amoun...
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[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 somethi...
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[QUOTE=thrawn2787;27019158]Anyways anyone know if when Star Wars comes to Bluray, if the OT will be the original releases rather than the shitty 1997 versions? God there's so much wrong with the re-releases it's not even funny.[/QUOTE] You [i]wish[/i] it was the 1997 versions...
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And it's quite possible he'll want to connect it to his TV and then he has to go figure out which cables to buy and set up technical shit with his graphics and sound and blah.
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26899587]blu-ray drives are the cheapest (and best imo) option[/QUOTE] Doesn't factor in AnyDVD/HDCP certified player software cost.
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The 35mm would appear to have won that round. Film generally does colour better. Digital cameras nearly all, even professional ones, do mosaicing of the colour. This is because it is simply very hard and thus expensive to construct a sensor that captures colour accurately per ...
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Digital cinema is on the rise, so some films are shot digitally. I don't know which but District 9 was a good example. But 35mm is still in wide use because it's become so cheap and is an industry standard. Compared to run of the mill film, digital 4k may be similar, or even...
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26892179]film usually translates to a nicer image than digital. it's not usually as 'sharp', it's softer, but nicer. you know? it's hard to explain and I can't be bothered.[/QUOTE] Film has a natural distribution of data points, digital is gridlocked and prob...
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The point is your precious HD is what the "bad" digital is.
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[QUOTE=Publius;26890089]I get very picky with sound in movies. A lot of people get very anal about keeping the original mono mix for older movies and refuse to use anything else, but I've seen quite a few movies that have decent 5.1 mixes and a few with horrible ones. However,...
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Sound mix isn't the theaters fault. And it won't get better from home theater, it will only get worse. Honestly surround is overrated, a stereo mix can be good. Surround is nice for effect, but it's like 3D, you don't need it to enjoy the film. (Unless the film is bad like Av...
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[QUOTE=mogul20478;26889659]I don't. There are 15 theaters within driving range of my house, and most are newer or more upscale. I don't live in an area that wouldn't have money to maintain there theaters. Like I said, I just think Blu-ray and a good flat screen looks better th...
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Digital cinema is nice for budgetary reasons. But if you want quality, it's the same as it has always been in the photographic business. There's one way, it's the grainy way.
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Any half decent theater you will see no major image flaws try not going to a burned out bums theater from a hundred years ago next time.
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Do you even have a brain? I saw District 9 on a digital 4k projector. I was not impressed, it looked just like 35mm. Poor 35mm at that.
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If you're using PC speakers just connect them analogue, the cables are short enough it shouldn't matter unless you bought really exceptionally shit ones.
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It's digital audio, one cable for surround, lossless, none of the degradation associated with analog. However it is prone to a form of distortion called jitter and you need to make sure your receiver is compensating properly. The better solution is to use the new HDMI audio s...
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In before home video is better than theatre wtf?
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[QUOTE=M_B;26866986]Well I had only watched Episode I, and it didn't look great. Episodes II and III I landed on while channel surfing and they didn't really look that great either, shallow blacks, blurry, washed out colors.[/QUOTE] Well, they would need to be telecined to go ...
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I II and III should look perfect since II and III exist solely as HD digital masters, and I'm pretty sure I was entirely converted as well. Basically what goes on the Blu-ray should, barring any fucking around, be exactly what appeared in cinemas.
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Yeah it uses a different colour space, but this is simply a matter of proper conversion on the studio side. Unfortunately as you say those are prone to fucking it up royally. But even without authoring errors fact is the digital master of Star Wars is horrible.
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DVD was made from an HD transfer of the special edition that Lucas oversaw the colour rape and added fucking around of personally. Why wouldn't it be an indication? Chances are it's from the exact same master but with even more fucking around.
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[QUOTE=bugfix;26849266]I can't wait for Star Wars to come out on BluRay. Or Lord of the Rings...[/QUOTE] Why, if the DVD is any indication it will look and sound horrible. [editline]21st December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=Rusty100;26849237]i can't wait for my Let The Right ...
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Don't think you can do HDCP with VGA. Unless you use AnyDVD HD, you'll generally want everything from the drive through the OS, player software, graphics card, AV cable and display to be HDCP certified.
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MadVR can use a LUT for colour conversion, it looks great and I'm pretty sure this guy knows what he's doing. He's limited it to one specific colour space for quality reasons.
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Colour conversion isn't necessarily perfect.
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I was talking about that. Specifically I was going to recommend a way or two you might improve your image quality with your Blu-rays. But apparently you don't see how these things connect.
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How would you know mr. I need anyDVD to work its magic in the background? It's not like you're doing anything particularly technical or special by using that to get rid of the copyprotection. Which is literally the only step you have that I wouldn't have to replicate for any o...
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Seriously you couldn't even figure out how to make ffdshow work in mpc, it took me 10 seconds to figure out. I took the time to look up and understand as well as I could every setting I didn't understand, you come here with you automagical codec pack and tell me I don't know s...
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Now you're just being stupid. I don't have experience with those particular codecs and that particular source. But I have a general experience with playing video, particularly in MPC and ffdshow and I do have experience with playing AVC content.
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When did I ignore your screenshot? I told you I have no experience with the internal VC-1 and it might very well be buggy. I've had that sort of smearing shit happen with DVD but it didn't have anything to do with the decoding, it's some sort of faulty deblocking or smoothing ...
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26443463]you are such a god damn joke [editline]2nd December 2010[/editline] you just nullified every single thing you have said[/QUOTE] No. Why would that be? You're the one who installed the magical pack that just works without any interest in finding out...
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Oh no, I watch Blu-ray on my PS3, this elaborate setup is to wring the most from DVD whenever I do watch it. However it is fairly universal sans the source filters and actual decoder. In fact there isn't much difference between our setups beyond your AnyDVD stuff and the rende...
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To be clear, and I want to note that I am absolutely not an expert, but to be clear: As far as I understand the processing video goes through after being decoded is error correction -> deblocking -> colour conversion -> scaling/interpolation and whatever auxilliary post proces...
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I was saying there was not likely any difference in the actual codecs and that any difference would lie in the processing.
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It does because I actually took the time to find out what works and what doesn't rather than just installing some magic pack that may or may not have a good setup containing programs that absolutely cannot be operated casually if you seek quality. You have post processing on ...
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I can assure you it will not produce better results than my current setup. I don't think anything will. If that did nothing did you make sure that ffdshow was configured to handle that type? You could have tried preferring it as well, which sometimes works. ffdshow seems to s...
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MPC always favors internal filters and codecs, disable the corresponding internal and add ffdshow in external filters. This is not strictly necessary but it allows you to prefer ffdshow over any other filter that can handle the type, and also allows you to configure it, now ff...
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26443075]cccp is literally just ffdshow and mpc, and one or two other OPTIONAL programs you can deselect on install seriously you're retarded, i'm not going to google 'why codec packs are bad' that may not even relate to cccp there are a LOT of codec packs avai...
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Are you even listening to what I'm trying to tell you? And yeah codecs will be installed into the OS and create conflicts and shit. There is ample backing behind the shittyness of codec packs, just google it. Seriously read my posts again and respond to them instead of putti...
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So that's a case of finding a single decoder (ffdshow) that doesn't have bad noise reduction rather than installing a useless OS eating pack of 70 million bajillion out of date codecs you'll never need. That said, checked the advanced settings for the VC-1 decoder? [edit...
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Means nothing without the settings. In fact those are exactly the same except you have some sort of overly agressive noise reduction going on in the top image. Which decoder are you using there? If it's DXVA it might very well be your graphics card, check your graphics vide...
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I think I have a better idea than you.
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I was wanting to make sure you weren't talking about MPC rather than MPC-HC, as plain MPC is from the cretaceous period pretty much and would be terrible. The codecs have nothing to do with the quality. Either it decodes or it doesn't. Some decoders (like ffdshow) have their ...
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Okay yeah there's no reason why that would display wrong colours or any problems at all unless you have weird settings. Bets on CCCP shipping a modified fucked up version.
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Screenshot of your MPC's about page asap.
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Either it decodes or it doesn't, there isn't much room for quality fluctuations. The big difference is made in the renderers. Also what, FFDShow and MPC-HC work perfectly together even if you install them seperate. Not that you need FFDShow unless you're going to use it's pos...
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And MPC-HC comes with HD decoders, and decoders for pretty much everything else too. So why even bother with CCCP in the first place?
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26402503]i've stated it many many times i'll summarise, but read the OP AnyDVD HD to decrypt on the fly, TSMuxer to get rid of unnecesarry streams, then Media Player Classic (with CCCP) to play the files.[/QUOTE] MPC-HC is better. And then you can MadVR it...
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26381480]what are you playing it with[/QUOTE] Well it's a PS3 with an HDMI->DVI adapter. But since DVI and HDMI use the same signal that's easy. [editline]30th November 2010[/editline] Jesus he just bloody told you not to and you did it anyway. ^
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DVI works with HDCP ok. I have a DVI cable hookd into my display. Images from a Blu-ray come out of it. There is no AnyDVD or other copyprotection circumvention going on.
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26345360]the only thing that didn't comply was the DVI cable, my monitor and graphics card (5970) supported it im telling you, DVI did not work, why would i make that up [editline]28th November 2010[/editline] i never use dvd or blu-ray menus unless it'...
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;26325067]with anydvd, yeah me too[/QUOTE] I don't even use my computer. [editline]27th November 2010[/editline] [quote=Wikipedia]High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation [1] to p...
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I watch Blu-ray through DVI.
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Crank those inches. Not to downplay the importance of good scaling functionality, if it's bad it will degrade high res images. [editline]25th November 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=Rusty100;26288533]i will never, for a movie however i don't see the problem with buying a dvd telev...
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I have sworn never to buy another DVD (if I don't have to.)
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Ooh. There's gotta be like 10 times the amount of detail still present in the image than visible here. :o
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Hmng, 70 mil fuck yes. Was it was it shot on IMAX or just transferred to IMAX?
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The Matrix is a spectacle on Blu-ray. Though, while the practical and bullet-time effects are almost otherwordly in their glory, some of the digital shit really starts to look like a toddler just found his dads copy of After Effects. Oh my, the 90's eh.
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[QUOTE=Chrille;25020906]I wonder how the hell they managed to make skynet edition look worse[/QUOTE] Because it's unsharpened and your untrained eye sees the false detail/clairty instead of the more accurate image of the unsharpened one. [editline]10:36PM[/editline] [QUOT...
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[QUOTE=Lazer Loop;24773077][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H-9AOZIcL._SS500_.jpg[/img] Deciding factor is what that chest is made out of. [img]http://www.disneydreaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Toy-Story-3-Collectors-Edition.jpg[/img] Target exclusi...
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Well, not *as* impressive but it's basically going to rape anything else you can put on there. So yeah.
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I came.
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;24239475]it is in australia i have the special suitcase edition [img]http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/productimages/MEDIUM/R-109676-9.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Australia getting something first? That's a new one.
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Aye.
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But the discs themselves actually reflect a blue line instead of the broad rainbow, which is really cool. Speaking of the Titan A.E. thread that just popped up, anybody know if that is coming to Blu-ray? Google tells me nothing.
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[QUOTE=walmartcart;23327242]1080p is more smooth and has a more accurate frame rate than 1080i. The way 1080i works is that all the horizontal lines go first. The vertical lines are second. Since there are 2 axes to deal with, the refresh rate is inconsistent and the frame r...
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[QUOTE=DoneZ;23121473]They look nearly identical except the Australian one looks richer in color.[/QUOTE] Not it looks terrible actually. Crushed and over saturated. In fact it looks like exactly the same image, but where the bottom one has been through the Nvidia colour ma...
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[QUOTE=walmartcart;23017969]Regular wide-screen DVD's are actually native wide-screen pending on disc format.[/QUOTE] Again, anamorphic. Unless it's letterboxed. Which is terrible. [QUOTE=walmartcart;23069925]We will never see James Cameron's "The Abyss" on BluRay. This is ...
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Also no, that isn't entirely what is going on. As I said DVDs in widescreen are anamorphic (if they aren't 4:3 letterboxed like that, which is awful.) So using my previous example, it would get stretched from this: [img]http://imageshack.dk/imagesfree/dle10604.jpg[/img] to 16...
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Some people have an undying hatred for bars and prefer stretching. I dunno why.
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Strange, you sure your TV don't autozoom the bars away?
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Maybe your ripping software does it for you automagically.
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Cinema aspect is 1.85:1, sometimes even wider, you need black bars to fit that even on 16:9. Alternative is to cut off part of the image. [editline]09:12AM[/editline] It would be wonderful if they didn't have to waste space on black bars, especially since it is already g...
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I can assure you the black bars are hard coded to many, many, DVD movies. And once again, 720x576 is exactly the data that appears on the DVD. Anything else is concocted by your player at playback. You definitely shouldn't be scaling anything down either, you lose vertical fid...
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You don't know what 1:1 means do you?
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The average consumer is happy to watch movies on their bloody phones. They are of no concern.
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DVD's are definitely best viewed on a standard def TV.
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Stop being stupid, I didn't make anything look bad. That is the image exactly as it appears on the DVD. Any further pixels beyond that is being made up at playback. Stop trying to perpetuate your delusion that upscaled DVD could ever in a million years compare to Blu-ray and ...
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It actually makes sense though, since all these huge frequencies mean all the popular formats divide evenly into them, meaning perfectly smooth playback. If you mean motion interpolation then yeah, it kinda sucks especially in realtime.
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;22768074]ok well whatever i dont really care because i am not going to ever buy another dvd ever again[/QUOTE] I'm with you on that one, but understand that lack of bullshit like anamorphics and various telecine cockups are a large part of why for me.
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;22767780]uh i'm australian and as such all our dvd's are pal and i have not seen a single one that was squashed like that. not one.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=BmB;22742742]It gets stretched to 16:9 during playback.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=BmB;22754153]all widescreen DVD's are ana...
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And a lot of old games that take up much less than a gigabyte are better open world games than we have today. It's more a question of effort and actually putting in things to do rather than having it just be a fancy backdrop for a linear game.
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[QUOTE=Rusty100;22743809]terrible comparison. first of all, first image isn't a DVD resolution. no dvd is that resolution and no dvd is ever that squashed to begin with. you're not doing something right because the discs are 720x480. and you can't compare two images from two ...
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Well, this is the average image on a DVD, exact resolution: [img]http://imageshack.dk/imagesfree/dle10604.jpg[/img] It gets stretched to 16:9 during playback. Here's something like what Blu-ray looks like: [img]http://imageshack.dk/imagesfree/qUS10629.jpg[/img]
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26 inches is tiny for a Full HD TV btw.
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[QUOTE=walmartcart;22717778]Is there a difference in image quality between BluRay Upscale Converting DVD Players which play can scale the video to 1080P? As apposed to resizing, up-scaling involves smoothing the image over frame by frame to reduce noise and aliasing. I have o...
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[QUOTE=gol4z03;22715644]This has something to do with the subject... If I have a bluray drive in my PC, and I connect it to the TV, apart from the movies, will I be able to play games? I was told my Video Card mattered: I have a 5770.[/QUOTE] You should be worrying the othe...
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Why do you need 6 feet worth of cable? You can probably get them for much cheaper than that too, the expensive ones are always the ones on display.
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(Where you gonna' get those extra frames for a 24p medium like film?)
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Doubt it actually, Blu-ray is almost the final format, the picture is appreciably perfect, and the resolution is such that it doesn't make sense to go much higher for any display that goes in a living room. The surround sound is lossless and far exceeds the capabilities of mos...
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