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View Poll Results: What genre has most impressed you in HD?
Action/Adventure/Western
9
23.08%
Anime/Animation
5
12.82%
Classics/Older Films
10
25.64%
Comedy
3
7.69%
Documentary/Nature/Sports
7
17.95%
Drama/Suspense/Thriller
6
15.38%
Sci-fi/Fantasy
14
35.90%
Horror
8
20.51%
Music/Musical
3
7.69%
TV Shows
4
10.26%
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What is your favorite HD genre?

Old 01-08-09, 10:29 AM
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What is your favorite HD genre?

Given the improvements in Audio and Video quality in the High Def media, whether it is Blu-ray, HD DVD, HD television content, downloads, etc., I was curious to know what genre are you most interested and impressed with.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Its a toss up between Horror and TV.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

I have this little genre of my own definition- I call it "good".

Seriously, I'm not trying to cop out on you here, I just don't really think about things that way and I can't name a particular traditionally-defined genre I think HD serves better than others (or that I've just personally enjoyed more, so far). Everything looks much better to my eyes.

Hmm... it's not really a genre, but I guess I could say that very colorful films particularly impress me in HD because I love the improved colorspace so much. In that sense, as much as I love a good black & white catalog release, they can't quite compete as well, for me, in terms of 'upgrade value', because they only benefit from the

* increased definition
* reduced compression artifacts
* improved audio

not the

* increased definition
* reduced compression artifacts
* improved audio
* more dynamic colorspace
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

no choice for pron?
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

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no choice for pron?
That falls under the Documentary/Nature/Sports option?
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Originally Posted by SoSpacey View Post
no choice for pron?
I thought about putting porn in there, but I pulled it out at the last minute.
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I thought about putting porn in there, but I pulled it out at the last minute.
Nice if it was intentional....
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Originally Posted by gimmepilotwings View Post
Nice if it was intentional....
It was, thank you!
By the way, my favorites are Documentary/Nature and the Older films. The BBC series like Planet Earth and Galapagos are just awesome in HD. I love old WWII movies, so I was happy to see that several were released already like Battle of Britain, A Bridge too Far, Battle of the Bulge and The Eagle has Landed - among others. I hope they keep that trend up. I would love to see Tora! Tora! Tora! on Blu-ray.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

You can't beat seeing mother earth in HD.
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Old 01-08-09, 02:52 PM
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Classics ... have never looked better in most cases.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

I answered all of them.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Westerns for me.
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Hands down Horror/Thriller is my favorite category. It may not be eye candy, but it is still my favorite genre to watch - no matter the format.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Although I don't usually seek out drama, I marked drama thriller suspense. Sci-Fi almost goes without saying. War pictures are another favorite, I consider them seperate from Action Adventure. I'm waiting for some favorites to be released, some that have never gotten better than first gen non-anamorphic DVD crap.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Another vote for porn. Being able to see the black and blue marks forming.

Other than that. Horror and whenever Exploitation films get released.
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Westerns for me.
Oh, how I long for Once Upon A Time In The West on BD!
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Tie between Action and Horror

Just wishing there were more Horror releases on Blu-Ray worth getting.
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Old 01-08-09, 10:25 PM
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Anything made after 2007 and presented in 1.78:1.

Just kidding. I voted for classics/older films, though they all shine given the correct treatment.
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CG Animation
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Florida Gators Football!!!
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Old 01-13-09, 05:07 PM
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

As with DVD, I'm most interested in foreign, classic and silent film, but there have been relatively slim pickings in those genres so far.
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I'm going with action and horror as my fave as those benefit the most from HD sound. Of course the PQ bump is appreciable throughout all the genres and I wouldn't NOT buy a disc in BD just because it's a drama.
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Documentary (presently watching Planet Earth - UK version).
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Re: What is your favorite HD genre?

Horror.

I love it when one of my favorite gems gets a 1080p transfer with some hi-def goodies. Any excuse to rewatch old classics is a good one.
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