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Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 44,509
Posted By joshd2012

You don't see how they could upload a DVD image...

You don't see how they could upload a DVD image to a website on December 4th? That would take them - oh - a whole minute to do. And what exactly am I not believing? Did Sony say they won't provide an...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 44,509
Posted By joshd2012

They've been building these things for weeks, of...

They've been building these things for weeks, of course they aren't going to be up-to-date by the time they hit store shelves. And why would Pioneer release a player that couldn't play all the discs...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 44,509
Posted By joshd2012

I imagine that will change the day the unit is...

I imagine that will change the day the unit is actually supposed to be on store shelves.
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 44,509
Posted By joshd2012

The Sony BDP-S1 is now at retailers. Release date...

The Sony BDP-S1 is now at retailers. Release date isn't technically until next week, but someone on AVS picked one up at Best Buy. No work on DTS-HD MA decoding yet. The Pioneer should be out shortly.
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By joshd2012

That's great, but we are in the United States -...

That's great, but we are in the United States - not Japan. And the add-on doesn't have HDMI, so no.

Thanks for the reply, even though we've been warned about that.
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By joshd2012

The only players on the market today which pass...

The only players on the market today which pass 1080p are Blu-ray. What is that famous saying that everyone used to post after I talk about Blu-ray in the future? Oh yeah, "If its not here today, it...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,277
Posted By joshd2012

Onkyo is the only brand sub-$500 I can recommend.

Onkyo is the only brand sub-$500 I can recommend.
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 62,785
Posted By joshd2012

Well, the next few Sony releases are: 12/12:...

Well, the next few Sony releases are:

12/12: Talladega Nights (BD-50)
12/19: All The Kings Men (BD-25)
01/02: The Covenant (BD-25)
01/16: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (BD-50)
01/16: Winged...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 62,785
Posted By joshd2012

Better question: Were the yields ever low? If...

Better question: Were the yields ever low? If yes, then provide a source.
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 62,785
Posted By joshd2012

They claim they are currently (Nov 20) ramping up...

They claim they are currently (Nov 20) ramping up to 60K discs per day. They are probably ramping because I don't see current demand being anywhere near 60K a day.
...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 12:11 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 62,785
Posted By joshd2012

Sony is currently operating 9 BD-25 lines and 6...

Sony is currently operating 9 BD-25 lines and 6 BD-50 lines. There is no shortage. I believe they delayed it in order utilize BD-J.
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By joshd2012

Yes. It will take the signal and convert it to...

Yes. It will take the signal and convert it to something that can be passed over HDMI. Basic conversion will simply convert the analog signal to digital. More advanced conversion will deinterlace...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By joshd2012

Personally, I would go for HDMI upconversion. The...

Personally, I would go for HDMI upconversion. The idea of having one cable from your receiver to your TV means all switching is done by the receiver and you only have to calibrate one input on your...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By joshd2012

Unless you got the XBR, the SXRD TVs look like...

Unless you got the XBR, the SXRD TVs look like absolute crap upconverting SD content - have the HD-A2 do all the work to get the image to 1080i. From there the SXRD will do all the work to...
Forum: HD Talk
11-28-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 62,785
Posted By joshd2012

Awesome news! Looks to me like they are sticking...

Awesome news! Looks to me like they are sticking with MPEG-2. I wish they would provide some lossless/uncompressed audio, but the DTS will be fine.
Forum: HD Talk
11-24-06, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By joshd2012

The Sony is built by Pioneer. Its not a clone -...

The Sony is built by Pioneer. Its not a clone - the Sony doesn't have the networking capability - but its damn close. It will also do 1080p24, which is nice. Unless things have changed in the last...
Forum: HD Talk
11-22-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By joshd2012

Exactly how many of 100+ titles on HD DVD have...

Exactly how many of 100+ titles on HD DVD have uncompressed/lossless audio?
Forum: HD Talk
11-22-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By joshd2012

Unfortunately, we have seen this rarely...

Unfortunately, we have seen this rarely delivered. One day I'm sure this will be the norm, but right now that is not the case.
Forum: HD Talk
11-22-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By joshd2012

PQ/AQ vs Extras

I know what you're thinking, and 'Both' is not an option. If you were forced (as you usually are) to select a release which had the very best picture and audio quality with little to no extras (read:...
Forum: Movie Talk
11-22-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 166,665
Posted By joshd2012

Different actors or look would definitely not be...

Different actors or look would definitely not be welcome. But The Hobbit had a much different tone than LOTR - so mabye a change in directors could bring that to the movie?
Forum: HD Talk
11-22-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By joshd2012

If you're talking about the standard release,...

If you're talking about the standard release, then yes I would agree that it was too much. If you're talking about the 'special edition' release, there is only one. As I own the EE, there is...
Forum: HD Talk
11-21-06, 11:25 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 44,509
Posted By joshd2012

Amazon says the Sony player will ship in one to...

Amazon says the Sony player will ship in one to two weeks. That puts it right around the Sony Style date of December 4th.
Forum: HD Talk
11-21-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By joshd2012

The newest release doesn't have the DTS track and...

The newest release doesn't have the DTS track and has lower video bit rate. For the movie only, the EE was the best release. I'm not putting him up on a pedestal. I'm just saying that he said the EE...
Forum: HD Talk
11-21-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By joshd2012

How many versions have you purchased? Which would...

How many versions have you purchased? Which would you say is the best version of the film, and was that version known to consumers when the initial discs came out?
Forum: HD Talk
11-21-06, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,344
Posted By joshd2012

Well, what I mean is, the EE is still the...

Well, what I mean is, the EE is still the ultimate version of the DVD. Its not like they released a Special Edition with a bunch of extras, only to release an Ultimate Edition a few years later with...
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