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Video quality of Once Upon a Time in China PAL?

Old 07-22-03, 05:01 PM
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Video quality of Once Upon a Time in China PAL?

How would OUATIC UK PAL trilogy dvds look on a 90" wide screen? I am thinking of getting the set but I do not want to see a big "mess" on my screen. Anyone?
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NINETY INCHES?

How?

R2 review

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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
NINETY INCHES?

How?

Front projection TV?

Unfortunately, there are many DVDs where the picture falls apart when projected that big. (sorry, don't know about the R2 OUATIC discs)
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The Hong Kong Legends version is the best you can get because it is true anamorphic widescreen (unlike the R1 version). The quality is great I think, but then I don't have a 90 inch screen or a front projector to try it out either..
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The video blows away all previous versions I've seen, but it still doesn't look that good. I don't have a big screen, so take that FWIW. But if you want this film (and you do) this is the version you want.
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Yes, I have a projector, and yes, there are many transfers where at this large, the picture just isn't jaw dropping. On many dvds where the transfer is very good, it is jaw dropping gorgeous.

I know the video is the best out of all the versions available, just need to know how it looks on a "big" screen. Can you all list your tv sizes; 36" or 65", etc?
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It doesn't look very good on a 17" screen. You'll have to decide what your priorities are from there.
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Originally posted by MrPeanut
It doesn't look very good on a 17" screen. You'll have to decide what your priorities are from there.
Thanks, that is what I am afraid of, some of my current dvds look ok on the large screen where in the past on my 27", I'd hardly see the difference between good and poor. Not to mention half of my collection are Asian titles and in the past, the film stock was just not taken care of well.
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This is one reason why I'm kind of scared to get a projector (but I'm still planning on getting one in the Fall). I'm worried about alot of my DVDs (especially the HK ones) not looking as good anymore.
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Originally posted by cultshock
This is one reason why I'm kind of scared to get a projector (but I'm still planning on getting one in the Fall). I'm worried about alot of my DVDs (especially the HK ones) not looking as good anymore.
While this is true on some discs, a 'good' disc will look great on the big screen. And the advantages to having a large and immersive picture outweigh the disadvantages.
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OUATIC 1 and 2 both look pretty good on my front projection system. Certainly better than the HK DVDs (which in turn are better than the R1s).
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HKL has the best version of OUATIC right now. I don't know how long the wait is going to be for a better version. On my 65" RPTV, it looks pretty damn good.

I posted on DVD Bargains last week the deal to get the trilogy for only $29.99 shipped.
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Mapson:

For $29.99 including shipping you cannot go wrong. That's $10 per DVD for high quality DVDs. Follow brombie's link on the bargain page. I wish I would've gotten it that cheap!

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