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Topic # 56711 21-Jan-2010 14:07
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Watched a movie off Bluray for the first time last night. I must say it was a nice-looking picture. Great definition, colour, contrast, the lot really, all came together for a fine result.

The "film" was the doco Earth, the equipment was a BD60 player and the oldish PT-AE700 projector, which has only 720 x 1280 panels. I suppose a projector with 1080 panels would look a bit better again?

So here's hoping the hire shops will widen their range of titles asap!

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  Reply # 291913 21-Jan-2010 14:20
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Yes bluray truely is amazing to watch, and yes your are right, blurays are in 1080p so if you have a 1080p projector instead of a 720p projector then the picture will have twice as many pixels meaning improved clarity




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Reply # 291915 21-Jan-2010 14:21
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Blu Ray is all good - good definition,very detailed ,i have the BBC Planet Earth Doco's in High Def, the clarity upclose is amazing - i wathched this on a 24" 1080p Monitor

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  Reply # 291924 21-Jan-2010 14:46
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Not all movies are great in 1080p, especially those hadn't remastered or just simply port over to BluRay format, they're not better than DVD played on BluRay player and get upscaled.




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  Reply # 291928 21-Jan-2010 14:51
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blu ray is great but after watching a few movies you tend to take it for granted and its not till you watch a normal dvd again on a normal screen that you realize what you have and how good it is, and to get the full effect you need a great home theatre system for the sound, makes going to the cinema redundant lol




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  Reply # 291933 21-Jan-2010 14:58
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agreed with all the above, I've got Slum Dog Millionaire on my PS3/1080P LCD and it's awesome, watching the beads of sweat drip down, very very intense




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  Reply # 291935 21-Jan-2010 15:01
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Actually you will be quite stunned in the improvement if you get a chance to view a 1080 PJ like the bigger brother to your PJ, the AE4000

I have given a demo of a AE4000 to a number of ppl now, no one has not noticed marked improvement.




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  Reply # 291953 21-Jan-2010 15:54
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Masterpiece: Actually you will be quite stunned in the improvement if you get a chance to view a 1080 PJ like the bigger brother to your PJ, the AE4000

I have given a demo of a AE4000 to a number of ppl now, no one has not noticed marked improvement.


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  Reply # 292063 22-Jan-2010 02:00
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Yes HD pictures can look amazing but IMHO the biggest gain is in the high bitrate HD audio.

So much so that I would say you are wasting your time with Blu-ray if you can't access the HD audio.

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  Reply # 292075 22-Jan-2010 07:16
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Yep have to agree, HD audio rocks, HD audio vs normal DVD is about hte same difference as CD to heavily compressed MP3 IMHO

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  Reply # 292081 22-Jan-2010 07:59
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Got a bluray drive in the HTPC... Now I've seen Bluray, I can't bear to watching dvd's! Just love the quality.




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  Reply # 292090 22-Jan-2010 08:46
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Another huge fan here.  PS3 + Samsung series 6 32" 1080p tv + JVC 5.1 sound system +bluray = AWESOME

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  Reply # 292269 22-Jan-2010 16:50
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rumpty: Watched a movie off Bluray for the first time last night. I must say it was a nice-looking picture. Great definition, colour, contrast, the lot really, all came together for a fine result.

The "film" was the doco Earth, the equipment was a BD60 player and the oldish PT-AE700 projector, which has only 720 x 1280 panels. I suppose a projector with 1080 panels would look a bit better again?

So here's hoping the hire shops will widen their range of titles asap!


Yes we hope the titles grow, also for some of the great altime classics.

BD with a current 1080p projector is the ultimate!

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  Reply # 292312 22-Jan-2010 20:10
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I find the best source for blueay movies is fatso.co.nz they have hundreds and hundreds of movies, tv series and other great bluray releases, check it out, you can browse without signing up




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  Reply # 292446 23-Jan-2010 11:55
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Tried Fatso and found the service relatively expedient but their range isn't that extensive plus they don't send out the original slicks that accompany BDs.

I prefer to browse the several B&M video stores in my area.

Fatso do offer a free two-week trial so sign up and try before you buy.

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  Reply # 292490 23-Jan-2010 16:38
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ilovemusic: Tried Fatso and found the service relatively expedient but their range isn't that extensive plus they don't send out the original slicks that accompany BDs.


I find it supprising that you would say their range is not that extensive.. would like to know where you can get a better range cause my local video store is way way behind fatso for range and they compare fairly well to most video stores.

That said if you like to watch new releases when they come out fatso is not for you. They often seem to not get new releases until a while after the video stores and even then it could be a couple of months before you get a copy in your hand.







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