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Old 08-17-03, 07:32 PM
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T2 extreme edition question

I have what might be a silly question about the recent T2 extreme edition: Did the theatrical cut, hidden on disk 2, get the same new transfer as the director's cut on disk 1?
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Ummm, I don't know. But I didn't want you to feel ignored.
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yes, its also since its hd, its better.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
yes, its also since its hd, its better.
No. It is anamorphic. A high definition transfer is impossible since there are no HD-DVD players.
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Old 08-17-03, 10:01 PM
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The T2 Extreme Edition has 3 versions of the movie on the 2 discs.
Disc One:
- Special Edition
- Theatrical Cut (hidden feature)
Disc Two:
- "High Definition" version of the Theatrical Cut (not a hidden feature)

The two versions on disc 1 have the same transfer since seamless branching was utilized. Since all the scenes from the theatrical cut are in the special edition, that means the theatrical cut has the same exact transfer.

I put "high definition" in quotes because the version on the second disc has a resolution of 1280x720. True HD video has a resolution of 1920x1080, while your standard DVD has a resolution of 720x480. The cut on the second disc utilizes the Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 codec, so it's limited to play on DVD-ROM drives and the system requirements to get satisfactory playback are pretty hefty.
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Originally posted by Cartload
I put "high definition" in quotes because the version on the second disc has a resolution of 1280x720. True HD video has a resolution of 1920x1080,
1920x1080 = 1080i
1280x720 = 720p

1080i and 720p are both legitimate high definition formats.
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Most people can't even play the HD version on their computer. So why waste time mentioning it.
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Most people can't even play the HD version on their computer. So why waste time mentioning it.
??? Why are your posts in this thread so hostile ??? I think it's great that they included this feature and I hope more manufacturers do continue to include leading edge features like this..

According to this site the picture quality of the "HD" version is better than the regular anamorphic version:

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Old 08-18-03, 01:47 PM
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Okay, maybe I'm being naive or just flat-out stupid, but how in the heck does seamless branching work? And how come the special edition is on Title 1 on my DVD player while the theatrical version is on Title 2. Is that how it's supposed to be? For some reason, I was under the impression that seamless branching was the same movie, only it added (or in this case, subtracted) certain scenes right into the movie. Is that what it is? Something about it being so-called seamless strikes me funny considering the layer transitions aren't. I dunno, maybe I'm just having a full-on blonde moment.

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Originally posted by Cornelius1047
Something about it being so-called seamless strikes me funny considering the layer transitions aren't. I dunno, maybe I'm just having a full-on blonde moment.
Seamless branching, which works the way you think it does, has nothing at all to do with the layer change. There is a visible layer change even on DVDs with seamless branching, because the laser has to pause and physically refocus to a different data layer.
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Yeah, I figured it had nothing to do with layer changes. I'm just saying, I still don't understand how it's possible to have seamless branching without noticing, while you do notice layer changes. Maybe there's something I'm totally missing, which is usually the case.

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Because to seamless-ly branch to another point, the laser doesn't have to re-adjust it's focus point, which in some DVD players takes a little time to do, hence the pause for the layer change.
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