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Old 29-07-2008, 18:33   #1
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Japanese Blu-rays any better quality-wise than UK/US Blu-rays?

I'd never really thought about it before, but I noticed on another thread that someone here has Trainspotting which appears to be region-free and was just curious (as I don't own any Japanese Blu-rays) if the Japanese releases are better quality in general than their US/UK counterparts like their DVDs usually are....?


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I'd never really thought about it before, but I noticed on another thread that someone here has Trainspotting which appears to be region-free and was just curious (as I don't own any Japanese Blu-rays) if the Japanese releases are better quality in general than their US/UK counterparts like their DVDs usually are....?

Trainspotting is a good improvement over the DVD counterparts. But still very grainy and some edge enhancements remain.
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I'd never really thought about it before, but I noticed on another thread that someone here has Trainspotting which appears to be region-free and was just curious (as I don't own any Japanese Blu-rays) if the Japanese releases are better quality in general than their US/UK counterparts like their DVDs usually are....?

Shouldn't make any difference with the abandonment of NTSC/PAL.
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Shouldn't make any difference with the abandonment of NTSC/PAL.
Exactly. Beat me to it.
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But there are definitely some differences between PQ on Blu-ray discs between different regions...

I read on a few websites that Pan's Labyrinth had better picture quality on the UK Blu-ray than it does on the US one.
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It does, there was too much DVNR on the US release.
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But there's no differences where PAL/NTSC are concerned anymore is there. Only chance of there being a difference in PQ across regions is if the title has a different distributer overseas.
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Saying that, won't the standard def. features be NTSC/PAL according to region?

Edit - They can't region lock SD features then can they? I know how silly this may sound but I'd like to be sure.

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But there's no differences where PAL/NTSC are concerned anymore is there. Only chance of there being a difference in PQ across regions is if the title has a different distributer overseas.
i thought the difference could be due to different countries/distributors using different masters of the same film
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i thought the difference could be due to different countries/distributors using different masters of the same film
I thought that was what I said.
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