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  #335464 27-May-2010 12:37
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There is an effective resolution for film, i.e. how much detail can be resolved but it's not straight forward and relates to many factors (lens, type of film, shooting conditions etc). I've heard figures around 200 pixels per mm. So you can work that out yourself, but it is potentially way higher than even 1080p.

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  #335504 27-May-2010 14:08
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bazzer: it is potentially way higher than even 1080p.

Definitely.  For sure if you try to project too large an image it will get silly and washed out, but yes, there is stunning scope for older movies to be rescanned at much higher resolution than DVD's resolution and video compression.

That said, it does rely on many factors as you've said Bazzer.  If the original film stock has degraded over time etc, then you're going to run into problems for sure.


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  #335868 28-May-2010 17:29
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- A DVD version on the back of the disk

Double sided disks suck.. They scratch to easy.

As for Blu-Ray though - have you seen a decent 1080P BD movie on a Full HD 1080P LCD or Plasma?


Also I bought spider-man 1, 2 & 3 on Blu-Ray for $99.95 from Real Groovey - all of them of which are the special editions with hours of bonus content etc.  Very good price I think.

I don't want to rain on your parade but I recently bought the Spiderman 1, 2 & 3 Boxset on Bluray from JB Hi Fi for $39.99.  Great price

Wow that is good - I got my box set in 2008 when Blu-Ray was just starting to kick-start so $99 was a pretty decent deal at the time.

Yeah with the pricing at The Warehouse, JB Hi Fi and Amazon UK at the moment, I hardly ever pay more then $20 for a blu ray movie now.    Amazon UK have a lot of really cheap blu ray movies for sale at the moment.  Quite a few recent releases included and many of them will cost less than NZ $20 including postage.

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