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Old 01-08-2009, 03:03 AM   #101
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:05 AM   #102
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it's kinda of sad that now that I have a Blu-ray player i do not feel that i ever need to go to a movie theater, better sound quality, no douche talking in the row behind me, no sticky floor, and if I need something to eat or drink or to take a leak i don't have to miss any of the movie.

I'd rather buy a bad movie on Blu-ray then pay to see a bad movie in the theater, then at least I can sell the movie and recoup some of my loss.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:06 AM   #103
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Ask [email protected] about mah ps3+67 inches of screen. A/B screenings of dvd vs BR is stupefying.
even on my small 42" DLP it's a night and day difference.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:26 AM   #104
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Ask [email protected] about mah ps3+67 inches of screen. A/B screenings of dvd vs BR is stupefying.
Yeah, that's all fine and dandy...


but I'm rocking an ~8 or 9 year old 36" Wega CRT, and I kind of hate it. It's too damned heavy for me to move around and it's in the way. I'm half tempted to open up one of the stub walls and just bury my TV inside the wall, never to be seen again.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:29 AM   #105
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Yeah, that's all fine and dandy...


but I'm rocking an ~8 or 9 year old 36" Wega CRT, and I kind of hate it. It's too damned heavy for me to move around and it's in the way. I'm half tempted to open up one of the stub walls and just bury my TV inside the wall, never to be seen again.
i almost threw my back out lifting me 27" HD CRT onto my dresser when we re-arranged the room, next time I have to move it I am buying a 37" LCD to replace it with.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:12 AM   #106
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Takes me about 40 mins to download a 1080p BR rip.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:15 AM   #107
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Name a better and more convenient movie-watching experience than an HDTV, blu-ray on PS3, and Netflix.

You can't.
Downloading 1080p over Usenet and playing them on an HTPC.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:28 AM   #108
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Takes me about 40 mins to download a 1080p BR rip.
Rip? Sure. You can rip a n 8gb DVD to 700mb and it'll still look "ok".

But there's no way in hell you are downloading an original BD movie with full non-recompressed video and uncompressed audio in 40 minutes.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:36 AM   #109
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They are MKV files of about 8-14 gigs, depending if you get a 720p or 1080p movie.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:45 AM   #110
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I think most people would rather own the movie....and I mean in some physical form. It's human nature.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #111
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I think most people would rather own the movie....and I mean in some physical form. It's human nature.
Yes, for example, when I'm not watching Hitman for the um-teenth time, I like to hold it in its box, and walk around with it, or eat lunch with it, or put it on a leash and walk around the block with it.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #112
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Blueray will be done in less than 3 years, why fork out so much for one of them?

the future is streaming netflix/Blockbuster/hulu/whatever in HD across network connections. everyone keeps saying how awesome the PS3 is with blueray, but really who gives a crap? in 3 years it will be obsolete and the people using their Xbox to stream HD netflix would be 3 years up on them.

Vizio is enabling their new HDtvs to stream netflix if they are connected to the internet as well, it's the future, for 9 bucks a month you can watch and rewatch any show you wish without actually having a physical DVD in your place.



It's the new hotness at CES, BT touchscreen remotes and HTPCs are the future....why even bother spenidng 500 bucks on a transition medium??


wait, you probably bought a laser disc as well
I know, i KNOW...you just can't get enough transformers right?
Streaming isn't going to work when you have ISP's like comcast that puts limits on your usage.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #113
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the oxygen you are breathing at this very second will be obsolete three years from now, why keep breathing? why not wait for three years?
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:01 AM   #114
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Rip? Sure. You can rip a n 8gb DVD to 700mb and it'll still look "ok".

But there's no way in hell you are downloading an original BD movie with full non-recompressed video and uncompressed audio in 40 minutes.
Bingo.

That's what they don't understand. What they are getting is video quality no better than a Sat Dish/Cable "HD" signal and even worse audio.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:02 AM   #115
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it's kinda of sad that now that I have a Blu-ray player i do not feel that i ever need to go to a movie theater, better sound quality, no douche talking in the row behind me, no sticky floor, and if I need something to eat or drink or to take a leak i don't have to miss any of the movie.

I'd rather buy a bad movie on Blu-ray then pay to see a bad movie in the theater, then at least I can sell the movie and recoup some of my loss.
Very true. As soon as I grab a decent 1080P projector and upgrade my sub I'll have no reason to ever go to the movies again. Even now the audio I get at home is immensely better than the theater and the video, while smaller, is of higher quality too.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:02 AM   #116
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You should see what is coming out at CES2009...it's all about doing exactly this, and projected to be done 2h2009
In a year or so a blu-ray player will probably be no more than $200. Not a bad fee to pay once to get full 1080p. Price will be a factor here..
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:08 AM   #117
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Yes, for example, when I'm not watching Hitman for the um-teenth time, I like to hold it in its box, and walk around with it, or eat lunch with it, or put it on a leash and walk around the block with it.
Or leave it at home like non-retards do.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:12 AM   #118
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HD DVR + HD movie channels = have been available for a while now.

All the programming watch is HD from my cable company. Even freaking food channel is in HD. If I want to watch new movies in HD - then ON DEMAND. But I usually wait for them to come out on movie channels and record them on HD DVR.

I don't what the bid deal is about HD/Blu ray players.
If you think that Crapcasts HD OnDemand movies are even near Blu rays quality you have obviously never seen a movie on Blu Ray. Not to mention the audio for OnDemand is only Dolby Digital and unless you are listening to movies over the Tvs crappy speakers is no where near as good as the uncompressed HD audio you get from Blu Ray. Of course you have to have a receiver that can decode the HD audio, but that can be had for a little over $300 now.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:12 AM   #119
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Wait, what?

Do you realize the infrastructure upgrades that would need to be in place to stream 1080p video and TrueHD/DTS-HD?

Hint: We are not even close to having that kind of backbone in this country.
Let alone in other countries.

This whole net application/streaming/etc. thing is way over hyped, and while it works great at the display, two feet away from a super-duper high speed wireless router on an industrial internet connection, performance in the real world would be seriously lacking.

You're pretty lucky to find a hotel in Europe with free internet, and the bandwidth still sucks.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:45 PM   #120
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They are MKV files of about 8-14 gigs, depending if you get a 720p or 1080p movie.
Please check your MKV files and report back to what bitrate these files were ripped at.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:50 PM   #121
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Thats why I dont buy things online, I like to be able to go into a store to look at and test out the item I want.
People like you are so bizarre.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:05 PM   #122
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Please check your MKV files and report back to what bitrate these files were ripped at.
I downloaded a 4gig file of Taken x264 720p (it's the one showned on my picture I posted earlier in this thread) and it had to be the a very high bitrate because it looks 5x better than a regular DVD (but OBVIOUSLY not as good as a 25gig blu-ray)

EDIT: i just went ahead and took a screenshot for the info on the torrent Taken 720p blu-ray rip (the blu-ray has been released in France but its' region locked so this is why i haven't ordered it)


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Old 01-08-2009, 03:09 PM   #123
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I downloaded a 4gig file of Taken x264 720p (it's the one showned on my picture I posted earlier in this thread)
How do you play it on the TV? Burn to a DVD, streamed from computer? Enlighten me.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:16 PM   #124
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How do you play it on the TV? Burn to a DVD, streamed from computer? Enlighten me.
it's an .mkv file which many 'mkv players' out there can play on y0re PC

.mkv is a 'masked' .avi file! there's also a program out there (can't remember the name at the moment) that will re-file the .mkv file as an .avi IN WHICH a dvd divx player can play...BUT I did find out that my cheapo Memorex Blu-ray is able to play ANY SINGLE file format out there EXXXXXXXXCEPT for .mkvs!

so i extracted the .avi off that .mkv taken file and burned it as a 'Data DVD', put the burnt dvd disc into my memorex blu-ray player and it played it BEAUTIFULLY. It really did look like I was watching a blu-ray movie

(I also did the exact same thing with a 12gig 720p rip of Pulp Fiction and it looked EVEN better than the taken one ...obviously because it wasn't as compressed as much as the 4 gig 720 rip of taken)
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:18 PM   #125
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Thank dude, technology really does runaway from you the second you turn your head, damn.
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