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Old 07-04-2009, 22:06   #1
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Twilight UK Blu Ray Specs

I can't find anywhere that will tell me what the audio is on the UK version of this Blu Ray, or to confirm that it's 1080p/24.

Could anyone check for me, as since I messed up by buying the UK version of Saw 2 I'm really wary of getting any Blu Ray that either doesn't explicitly mention this stuff on the cover, or that I can't find a review of!

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Old 08-04-2009, 06:36   #2
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Hi mate. The audio is DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 not sure about the pic but it looked very good projected at 1080p on my 8 foot screen.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:25   #3
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Thanks. On the back I'm sure it says DD5.1 rather than DTS-HD, so that's great news as that's what the US version is.

If you get a chance, would you mind checking whether it is 1080p. I realise as it's not an EIV disc (like Saw 2 is) that there's less chance of ending up with 1080i/50, but I want to be totally sure before I part with any cash!
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The disk arrived yesterday - no specs on the outside but the label tells me its region 2 PAL

Not sure how else you can tell, but on my S35 it comes up as 1080/24p when playing, so I guess that means it's not 50i.

I hear that the UK Zack and Miri is 50i - I have that on my rental list so will be able to check when I get it. I can't believe people are still putting out such things these days ... Is it an EiV disk?
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:42   #5
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I can't believe people are still putting out such things these days ... Is it an EiV disk?
Damn right, one of the worst films I have seen in a long time, complete waste of time.
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Again, I'll be boring and draw peoples attention to Which? magazine that thinks 24fps is a 'glitch' that can be fixed if only companies would release things that were speeded up properly.


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None of the first wave of players and only a few TVs on the market match the speed of the discs.

The result is juddery movements during fast-motion or camera panning scenes.

We first revealed the problem in February 2007, and hoped it would be a temporary glitch.

If high-definition discs were manufactured at slightly faster, traditional European speeds, they would work with the players and TVs already on the market.

The difference in speed is however so minimal that most people are unaware of the effect on normal DVDs.
******* lunatics they are, but I hope companies aren't actually listening.

http://www.which.co.uk/advice/high-d...-dvd/index.jsp

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Yep, Zack and Miri is an EIV disc.

I can't believe that Which? article - wtf?

Anyone know of any contact details for EIV? I've decided that I won't be purchasing any more of their blu rays (even if they put the odd one out correctly here and there, as they did with Saw 1), and want to tell them exactly why.

I hope no other companies go down this route.
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Advice please guys - is there really that much of a difference between viewing films that are 1080p/24 and 1080i/50 ??

I thought the UK Blu-ray of Planet Earth was 1080i/50, and it looks absolutely stunning to me!
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I wouldn't be so concerned about the resolution, but the speed up would concern me.
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Nah, me neither, resolution isn't that much of an issue, but the speed up is. Planet Earth was a TV show, so was shot at 50fps I think?
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Depends on the screen size I suppose. It's the speed up that concerns me the most to be honest, but I cannot see a reason for releasing films in 1080i anyway.

We're going to watch Saw 2 later (we're having a Saw weekend and are going to watch all 5!) I'll see how it compares to the others then.
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That article is wrong in so many ways. What next - the Campaign for PAL Speedup?
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By speedup, you guys mean it's like watching something at 24 frames rather than 25? Or am I completely wrong?
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http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/article...PALSpeedUp.asp

Try watching the US version of The Office in PAL
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Ah ok, thanks for the link!

Can't say I've ever noticed PAL speedup in my life, so I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.
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