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  • First Blu-ray Disc Reviews Posted Online

    Saw this stuff being discussed in the PS3 thread. I don't care much, and I haven't read the link below, but I thought others might find interest in it.

    With the first Blu-ray player and discs officially making their market debuts tomorrow, High-Def DVD Digest has posted the first reviews of three of the first Blu-ray discs -- The Fifth Element, 50 First Dates, and xXx. So what's the verdict? So far, in terms of video quality, the results seem to be mixed...
    http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardwar.../1733226.shtml

    ( Forgive me if this is old news. I searched 'blu-ray' and found nothing. )
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    Re: First Blu-ray Disc Reviews Posted Online

    I'm not overly surprised with their findings. I don't think we'll see either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray living up to their true performance potential until the studios start making digital masters geared towards these new formats. The new formats alone can't produce stunning quality if the studios aren't doing their part as well.
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      There will either be a completely new technology within a year or two, or at the least there will be players that support all disk, so you can get whatever you want...so IMO, It's worth waiting and seeing, and I'm a "diehard" home theater/entertainment fan, I follow this stuff religiously. lol
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        Re: First Blu-ray Disc Reviews Posted Online

        I have THIS DVD player and couldn't be happier. It's not cheap, but it's a lot cheaper than an HD or blu-ray player. This on my Panasonic plasma is an excellent combo.

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          Re: First Blu-ray Disc Reviews Posted Online

          Originally posted by High-Def DVD Digest
          And yes, there have been some issues with it on a couple of recent HD DVD releases, namely complaints about Warner's 'The Fugitive,' which was a 1080i upconvert to 1080p (thus producing some noticeable jaggies in a few shots). However, even on 'The Fugitive,' it didn't really jump out at me (I'll admit I didn't even notice it on my first viewing). But on 'xXx,' I noticed it right away after plopping in the disc -- even the film's opening logo and credits suffer from it. Then later on, frequently during the film I could see edginess on sharply contrasted objects, such as cars, architecture and metallic objects.
          Interesting...
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            Re: First Blu-ray Disc Reviews Posted Online

            Originally posted by xTYBALTx
            Interesting...
            It is. I don't know why they wouldn't just produce native 1080P rather than trying to upconvert everything. As the old saying goes, you can't get blood from a stone, and you can't magically make a 1080I image convert to a 1080P image without some conversion issues and artifacts.
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              Re: First Blu-ray Disc Reviews Posted Online

              Originally posted by Apophis
              It is. I don't know why they wouldn't just produce native 1080P rather than trying to upconvert everything. As the old saying goes, you can't get blood from a stone, and you can't magically make a 1080I image convert to a 1080P image without some conversion issues and artifacts.
              For people with 720p plasma's, this is useless anyway. I set my DVD player to 720p since that's all my TV can handle.

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