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Return of the King Preview on TT dvd, why was the video better?

Old 08-27-03, 04:16 PM
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Return of the King Preview on TT dvd, why was the video better?

I watched the preview of Return or the King on the 2nd disc of TTT and was wondering why the video looked tons better on my screen (57" sony widescreen) for the return of the king footage than the TTT dvd movie did. Check it out for yourself and you will notice what I mean. The video is clearer and more crisp and lifelike. They even show scenes from TTT and the quality was better than disc 1 of the movie. Guess Im just baffled.

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because it shows you what the transfer for the Platinum Edition will look like!!
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Your pictures aren't showing up for me and I haven't checked for myself, but I do not doubt what you say. My best guess is that the main film was more compressed to fit it all on the first disc.
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I thought they looked about the same.... and I thought the video on the feature was excellent.

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I agree. The trailers and the ROTK preview were more sharp and the color saturation were better.
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If this really was the case, it makes sense. All the little special features on Disc 2 probably took up less room than the movie on Disc 1, so you could maybe get away with doing less compression on the features on Disc 2.
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Yup, I agree as well, completely. The video quality of the TTT feature was nowhere near as good as the TFotR:EE, or as good as the disc 2 stuff from TTT. Not horrible looking, but it shows that compressing three hours of movie on one disc (with a DD-EX track and a couple others as well) may be pushing it a little much.
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Old 08-27-03, 07:35 PM
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I'm surprised at these comments. I think the feature has substantially better picture quality than the FOTR theatrical version did from last year. It seems to suffer from compression far less to me--it's as if New Line got a better encoder. I think it looks very good, although the extended DVD spanned over 2 discs will almost certainly look better.
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