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Old 09-03-03, 12:19 PM
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Movie with best & worst transfer on your TV?

Just curious which DVD you guys have which looks the best on your TV, out of all your other DVDs. For me, it would have to be Blade : Platinum Edition. Hannibal SE is a close second. Worse transfer would have to be Red Scorpion. What about you guys?
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best - Star Wars Episode II, LOTR: FOTR EE

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Old 09-03-03, 01:45 PM
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Best animated - Finding Nemo, best live-action - TTT EE.

Worst - Enigma (I had heard it had a bad transfer but it was worse than i ever could have imagined)

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Best--LOTR: both

Worst--Body Double was horrible (thats all i can recall right now)
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Old 09-03-03, 04:46 PM
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I've only had my Toshiba RPTV for a couple weeks and haven't gotten to play much reference material yet, but so far...

Best: XXX
Worst: Scotland, Pa.*

*This seriously deserves a cleanup and an anamorphic re-release. The current transfer is simply awful for such a great film.
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Old 09-03-03, 06:24 PM
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I always thought both Black Hawk Down transfers were great.

The FOTR: EE has another excellent one.

Worst? Hm. . .

Showdown in Little Tokyo was pretty bad. I can't remember. Gah.
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Old 09-03-03, 08:13 PM
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BEST: FOTR EE
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The best is ATTACK OF THE CLONES. The worst has to be that FINAL COUNTDOWN disc...but I don't own that one, but from what I've heard it's horrible.
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Old 09-03-03, 10:09 PM
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matrix is pretty awful on any tv....any pixar movie is obvioulsy the best.
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Originally posted by discostu1337
matrix is pretty awful on any tv....
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Old 09-04-03, 01:00 AM
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Best - Monsters Inc, Shrek, Bug's Life, Jackie Brown etc etc

By far the worst transfer I have ever seen on DVD is Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Man, it's like you're watching the actual MPEG macroblocks live - it's been compressed to death! I've seen better picture quality on streaming media off the Web

The Matrix looks very cool on my display - but then I have the Australian Region 4 which has a better transfer
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I was absolutely shocked at how BAD the Boomstick Edition of Army of Darkness was. It seriously looked like a pirated cam version in many scenes.


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Addendum: I believe it is especially useful to know exactly what TV these DVD look best or worse on.

my TV: Samsung 50" DLP
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Best: Probably Shrek

Worst: Caddyshack I've complained about this transfer so many times I won't waste my time again.
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Old 09-04-03, 02:58 AM
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Worst: Caddyshack I've complained about this transfer so many times I won't waste my time again.
it's not the worst, (that belongs to A Christmas Story) it looks fine at times but yes It doen't look as good as it should Hopefuly we'll get a real SE
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Old 09-04-03, 06:54 AM
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Originally posted by Spooky
The worst has to be that FINAL COUNTDOWN disc...but I don't own that one, but from what I've heard it's horrible.
?? So how do you know it looks awful on your TV?

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Best: either Star Wars Ep 2 or FOTR:EE
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Nope, Mclintock has to be the worst.

It's unbelievably BAD. WORSE than 3rd gen VHS (no kidding!)

Looks like a pirate copy recorded from a projector.

Framing is bad (it's 4:3 cut out of a 2.35:1 film, no P&S)

And the sound is WORSE than VHS linear mono!

It's worth getting a hold of a copy just for a laugh!
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Best: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers, Monsters Inc., X-Men 1.5, Black Hawk Down 3-Disc and Ice Age.

Worst: Transformers Season 1 and 2, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Last Boy Scout and Die Hard with a Vengeance.
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Old 09-04-03, 11:45 AM
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I'm not sure about the best as I have so many excellent ones.

The worst: They Call Me Trinity--Not just muddy and bad, but Pan and Scan to boot. One of my many disappointing overstock.com purchases. I haven't seen Mclintock, but I have to believe this transfer rivals it for awfulness.

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