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Old 09-21-06, 08:01 PM
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Best Looking DVD on you HDTV

So far the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith is hands down the best looking standard DVD transfer I've seen on my HDTV.

I've got a Samsung DLP HLS5086 connected via HDMI to a Sony Upconversion player. Granted my TV has not been professionally calibrated.

So far I've tried
LOTR EE: FOTR and ROTK (biggest disappointment esp. FOTR. Looks good but didn't meet my high expectations)
Man on Fire
Austin Powers: Spy Who Shagged Me
Saving Private Ryan
The Fifth Element (suprisingly looks great despite being the old non-anamorphic disc)
Wyatt Earp
In the Mood For Love
Moulin Rouge
The Proposition
The Squid and the Whale

The Pixar movie The Incredibles looks great as well but of all the "live action" films SW:ROTS so far looks the best. Almost High Def. (Of course ROTS is heavy CG and recent film)

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I show Dick Tracy alot for a film demo. If its animation, anything Pixar is great.
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The Top DVDs (The all tie at the top):

The Fifth Element - Superbit
Zorro - Superbit
Passion of the Christ
SW III Revenge of the Sith

Non Live Action:

Toy Story I and II 10th Aniversary Editions
Ice Age
The Incredibles
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Lost, season 1 blew me away on my 60 inch Sony LCD. ROTS was great too!
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Believe it or not, it's a tie between "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and the Superbit "Resident Evil". I'm working with a 42" Sony 3LCD Grand WEGA & Sony DVPNS75H w/HDMI & Upconversion, all professionally calibrated.
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spiderman 2 superbit
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Pixar stuff and LOTR.
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Originally Posted by Chew
Pixar stuff and LOTR.
Pixar stuff comes really close to looking HD upscalled on a HDTV.
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Amazingly, Planet of the Apes (1967) remastered looks close to HD on my 61" Samsung DLP through my OPPO upconverting DVD player. Most of the films in the new remastered Apes set look fantastic. Better than a lot of recent studio releases I've screened.
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I'd go with Resident Evil Superbit, but I have to say I just watched Hard Candy last night and that looked fucking amazing upconverted, to the point where I hesitate to pick up an HD player.
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Once Upon a Time in the West looks amazing on my HDTV (it looked incredible on SDTV as well).
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Any Pixar stuff (as previously mentioned), especially the new Toy Story 1 & 2 reissues.

Criterion's Do the Right Thing still holds up nicely...the colors are amazingly rich!

Another "oldie" but goodie is Paramount's barebones release of A Simple Plan.
Not much room for improvement there!
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Originally Posted by mike7162
Once Upon a Time in the West looks amazing on my HDTV (it looked incredible on SDTV as well).
Excellent choice. Chapter 5 is particularly astonishing on my 55" Panny.
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Star Wars Episode 3
Lost Season One and Two-I'm amazed at how close the picture looks like hd to me.
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Van Helsing and Corpse Bride both look good.
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Parts of Ryan's Daghter look jawdropping. But then I think the ole 4 by 3 vision of mutant ants in black and white from THEM!! look great too!
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Alien (Quadriology release)
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the 2003 hulk movie looks really good too.. more details on hulk's muscles. sweat on his face. the dirt from the ground.


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