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Old 03-13-08, 11:51 AM
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Blu ray talk: quality

I saw short clips of Ratatouille and Pirates of the C part 3 on blu ray.

Are all blu-ray dvd's that type of video? Or are there some movies that are not of that quality (1080p.)

were there any older movies that were re-done to blu-ray's 1080p quality?
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this should go in the hd forum
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Old 03-13-08, 12:17 PM
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All movies released on Blu-ray are 1080p.
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Old 03-13-08, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
All movies released on Blu-ray are 1080p.
(Yes, please mods please move to HD forum)

For the most part movies are released in 1080p, but occasionally there are 1080i releases (especially concerts shot on HDCam) and that doesn't mean we won't see some 720p releases either.

That said, resolution only has one part to play in overall picture quality. Mole, you happened to pick two of the best encoded Blu-Rays out there right now, and Disney has been doing a stellar job on their recent titles.

So, to make a long story short- No, like DVDs, not all BDs look great, but a lot of them do, that's why there are review websites like DVDTalk.
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Old 03-13-08, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mole177
were there any older movies that were re-done to blu-ray's 1080p quality?
Yes.

Keep in mind, 35mm film is still higher resolution than 1080p, so if an older movie has been properly taken care of and receives a good HD transfer, it can look incredible on Blu-ray (or HD DVD).

Some of the best-looking older films I've seen recently on Blu-ray are "2001: A Space Odyssey," "The Shining" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." On the now-defunct HD DVD, "Casablanca" is stunning.
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Old 03-13-08, 07:38 PM
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Those two are fantastic demo material (Ratty and PotC3). They are also fantastic material for SD upconversion demos as well.

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I have to get this out of the way now because it comes up often lately.

What display did you see those clips on? Was it in a store on a 120Hz LCD TV? Did the image move very smoothly, like video?
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yes. they were both on a 120hz.

i can understand output is still 1080p, however i was wondering if the quality look of the old movies would look similar to POTC3 / ratatouille...
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It very much depends on the disc/movie.

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Old 03-14-08, 11:11 AM
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POTC 3 vs Gattaca...

will Gattaca's picture quality look like POTC 3's quality??? (the almost there look.)
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Old 03-14-08, 01:16 PM
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Well, those 120Hz sets have something that may be called auto-motion plus (the name varies by manufacturer), which is what makes it look so smooth. People are seeing this and thinking this is what Blu-ray Disc is supposed to look like. That smoothness is caused by the TV, not the disc, though of course the higher resolution also makes it look more realistic.
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