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Old 27-11-2008, 15:49   #221
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Just pre-ordered this along with Die Hard, the first blu-rays i've bought.

Can i just ask a question, i take it with blu-ray there's no longer pal and ntsc since its in 1080p?
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Old 27-11-2008, 15:53   #222
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The aspect ratio changes would be alright if it switched and then stayed like it for a scene and then switched back to scope. Unfortunately watching the bit in the hospital just seems a bit of a mess with it constantly changing.
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Old 27-11-2008, 15:56   #223
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Oh. So the ratio changes are often as brief as a single shot? I thought it stayed in one ratio for an entire scene before changing. That could get annoying.
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In some cases yes, it literally switches back and forth shot to shot and is actually a bit annoying.
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I'll be honest i was enjoying the film too much to notice the aspect changes.

It wasn't as distracting as i had feared.

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Old 27-11-2008, 16:07   #226
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Yes on multiple viewings you probably won't even notice, but on the first view it's very much like a "wtf?" type thing.
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Old 27-11-2008, 16:12   #227
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Can i just ask a question, i take it with blu-ray there's no longer pal and ntsc since its in 1080p?
Correct.
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Old 28-11-2008, 00:26   #228
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In some cases yes, it literally switches back and forth shot to shot and is actually a bit annoying.
God save us the Blu Ray makers need shooting, or just the person who thought this crap would be a good idea.
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Old 28-11-2008, 01:06   #229
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God save us the Blu Ray makers need shooting, or just the person who thought this crap would be a good idea.
From what I hear, that would be a Mr Christopher Nolan.
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Old 28-11-2008, 01:21   #230
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It's annoying but the IMAX scenes are nice eye candy.
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In some cases yes, it literally switches back and forth shot to shot and is actually a bit annoying.
Its exactly what it did at the cinema, so I have no problems with it at all
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It's probably fine if you have a 720" telly.

Time for an upgrade methinks.
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I don't have any problems either. You're looking in the frame, not at the outside of the frame. Its no different to splitsceen effects or something (not that i've seen it yet, so I reserve the right to change my mind, but I think it sounds excellent).
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It ain't excellent. It's jarring.
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Its exactly what it did at the cinema, so I have no problems with it at all
No it didn't! At least not at the 2 showings I saw in a normal cinema. Do you mean that's what happened at an Imax cinema?
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No it didn't! At least not at the 2 showings I saw in a normal cinema. Do you mean that's what happened at an Imax cinema?
Sorry, my bad, yes. Its exactly the same as what happened at the IMAX. A single shot in full screen, then back to 2.35:1.
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It ain't excellent. It's jarring.
How so? It's not jarring when 24 goes split screen or a film goes split screen and I don't really see the difference. As long as the transition is smooth and doesnt pause between ratios or something, its not going to be jarring at all. If anything, it'll be very comic book-esque and I think it'll add a lot to the experience. Of course, if you expect it to be jarring and sit there waiting for it to happen or not happen, it'll ruin it for you.
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Hang on, you haven't seen it, what do you mean you don't see the difference? I'm telling you. It is jarring, I'm not expecting anything.
24 going split screen still occupies the same real estate. This doesn't.
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Hang on, you haven't seen it, what do you mean you don't see the difference? I'm telling you. It is jarring, I'm not expecting anything.
24 going split screen still occupies the same real estate. This doesn't.
I think 'jarring' is an opinion, not a fact. Obviously some people on here haven't found it jarring, you have, so what? I can't see how it would be, really, as you are watching whats going on inside the screen rather than what's outside it. I don't know what you mean by the same 'real estate'? Everything on the screen is 'real estate' surely?
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Including black bars?
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