Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
2082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 162


  Reply # 492450 12-Jul-2011 14:00
Send private message

urban:
Kopkiwi: Was going to buy this until I saw the god awful PQ. The blue tinge looks disgusting. Will stick with the Theatrical Cuts until the re issue and remaster with the hobbit.


Can't be as bad as the original bluray release.  Fellowship just looks awful on it.


There is a website that has done a really awesome side by side. Will have a hunt for it.



109 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 492882 13-Jul-2011 13:58
Send private message

Kopkiwi: Was going to buy this until I saw the god awful PQ. The blue tinge looks disgusting. Will stick with the Theatrical Cuts until the re issue and remaster with the hobbit.


Blue tinge is only on The Fellowship movie and doesn't worry me at all.  Each to their own though

2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 494966 18-Jul-2011 19:54
Send private message

I have this set and the blue (sometimes green) tinting of the picture, as has been described is a myth to me. I have a very high quality display and the results are amazing from this new set.

The whites are indeed still white, the greens are slightly greener and the blues slightly bluer, but that's about it. The changes look to be for the better on my display, which is a Sony 55EX720.

I was extremely worried about the so-called tinting effect before I bought this set, and paid double as much attention looking for it when I got it. The negative effects on a decent display are so minimal I was shocked this even became a discussion. The positive effects that result from the colour balance alterations are immensely beneficial, in my opinion.


As for them putting these movies on 2 discs? This was to utilise as high a bit-rate as possible for both the visual and audio data. Both of these would've needed significant compression had it not been done this way and people would not have noticed any considerable differences in picture quality when they compared these blu rays to the dvd releases.

 

589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 495093 19-Jul-2011 07:35
Send private message

Hi CraIve. Which country is your set from please? And I wonder if viewing experience (re: tinting) is different on LED TVs where colours seem quite bright to me (in store).

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8764 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1277

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 495106 19-Jul-2011 08:20
Send private message

The "tinge" on Fellowship is how PJ wanted the film released originally according to all the info Ive read on this "issue".




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

Sea of Thieves Down Under


2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 495144 19-Jul-2011 09:49
Send private message

grolschie: Hi CraIve. Which country is your set from please? And I wonder if viewing experience (re: tinting) is different on LED TVs where colours seem quite bright to me (in store).


Hi, my set is from New Zealand (Region B) and I believe our sets are not any better or worse produced than those from other regions.

It's possible that the LED-LCD Televisions may be better than standard LCD televisions at reproducing the intended picture, but I'm not convinced that's the reason for some having an issue with the picture.

I've got another standard LCD TV in another room and an old 29" CRT television in another as well, so I might give those a try with the LOTR discs and post back later with the results of that.

In any case, I think it's worth noting that many of the people complaining about it on both blu ray review sites and You Tube comparison clips haven't even bought the sets as yet. There are more and more people starting to say "Hey, I held off buying this and the issue wasn't an issue at all for me", and things like that.

I do notice that the colour timing and balance has been altered, that's for sure, but I honestly don't believe that anything has been sacrificed really. On the snowy climb up the first mountain where the ring momentarily comes into the grasp of Boromir, I couldn't fault the colours at all. There had obviously been a subtle tweak of colours, but the whites were still as sharp a white colour when compared to the rest of the picture as they had been on previous releases. It to me overall appeared a much better picture than ever before though of course.

Will report back when I've checked out the other two televisions.

589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 495214 19-Jul-2011 12:17
Send private message

Thanks for that. I was just wondering whether the colour tinting would be more apparent on darker screens, and if brighter LED screens lessened the alleged affect on the snow scenes, etc, because the whites could possibly be whiter on these screens? And also, if discs differed from region to region.

Anyways, hopefully the price of the boxed set will come down somewhat at some stage. :-)

684 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 189


  Reply # 497201 23-Jul-2011 20:30
Send private message

I ran disc 2 of fellowship last night and can see what is meant by the blue/green tinge, especially when they are climbing up the mountain and Frodo slips over, the snow looks more like a flavoured slushy than snow. This is the only time colouring was an issue for me.

Display is PTAX-200 projector on a mid-range screen.Not colour calibrated professionally but tweaked using calibration discs for colour/contrast/brightness.

Sen

732 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 130


  Reply # 497826 26-Jul-2011 00:11
Send private message

I got my LOTR:EE Blu-ray set from Amazon too - much cheaper than here (about $80 incl. shipping, versus $120 here at JB. It's a region-free release, and i haven't heard or read that the colour timing is different in certain releases / regions.

On my P42V20, calibrated carefully (but not professionally), the picture is crisp and sharp, and the colour timing of FOTR didn't worry me at all. Overall the film is presented slightly darker than I remember it, but it's not detrimental. The so-called still shot comparisons bear no resemblence to (my) real world experience. Oh, and to the poster above, when you see the quality of the transfer, you won't mind getting up to change discs half way through the film. Stunning quality comes at the cost of needing more space than a single 50GB Blu-ray disc can hold.

I suppose they could release a 'lazy-ass-lesser-picture' version on a single disc in future.

85 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 498198 26-Jul-2011 19:33
Send private message

I can't understand people with big full HD TV's and then want to compromise on Picture and Audio quality because they are too lazy to get up and swap a disc.

12 posts

Geek


  Reply # 499811 30-Jul-2011 17:07
Send private message

I'd better get around to watching the first movie LOL

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.