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  1. dvd3500

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    Did someone get an officialish statement from 2Entertein about this?
     
  2. dvd3500

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    That would be a "no" then...
     
  3. currymonster

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    would seem so. People obviously not too fussed to complain to the company involved, rather just moan about it on here
     
  4. dvd3500

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    "May I just say this is the first time I've been on television"
    "No I'm afraid there isn't time!"
     
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    Being broke and unemployed I decided to go and find Back to Earth any way possible, and I happened upon a 720p torrent...at it plays at 23.976fps.

    I had figured, I would just import the UK bluray and rip it myself to get a 25p or even 50i version which can be properly deinterlaced with the 'yadif' filter up to 50p.

    Reading this forum thread has made me partially reconsider my purchase. While I may still be able to do some field trickery to produce the original 50i, I truly doubt it'd work too well.

    Sorry BBC/RD until there's a proper 1080i50 release you won't get a single $ from this USA-based fan.
     
  6. yaffle5

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    And I can't edit posts.. Thanks forum software!

    If indeed it was filmed at 25p and just field-combined at 50i to be broadcast, then its more likely I could extract a 25p out of 60i. At least its still 1080 lines of resolution.

    I've tried taking 576i50 and trying to convert to 480i60 and it did some rather weird crap. (Also frame-analyzing PBS broadcasts of britcoms, Forumla 1, etc)

    Seriously BBC wtf.
     
  7. Pendo

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    Yeah, what he said! :?
     
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    Alternatively, you import the Bluray, put it in your Bluray player, and just watch it.
     
  9. HDCriticalFan

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    So, RDX.

    Does anyone know how they are going to deal with the new series ?

    How is it going to be "filmed" (or vt'ed) and what format monkey-business is going to be applied before the Blu-ray transfer ?

    Because, if they are intending to do the same thing (and produce a "juddery" disc with a conversion from 50Hz to 60Hz by adding "fake" blended frames), they can keep their disc (and I'll keep my money !).

    Regards
     
  10. Xandros

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    +1. I would have hoped 2Entertain, or whoever is in charge of these sorts of decisions, would realise that the majority of people that buy Blu Ray's, buy them for the 1080p transfers to watch on their native 1080p television sets, and that palming us off with interlaced crap defeats the purpose of buying the Blu Ray in the first place... So why buy it.
     
  11. dvd3500

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    well another reason I buy it is for the better sound and because they take up less space physically.
     
  12. HDCriticalFan

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    Yes, Blu-rays have the benefit of taking up less space - but this is relatively trivial.

    DTS sound may be superior to DD (if the source material is up to it) - but I find that a fairly subtle difference.

    Many people do indeed get bent out of shape over interlaced v. progressive - but again, the difference is *relatively* subtle.


    The transcoding from the original 50Hz to 60Hz and then back to 50Hz however, makes the whole image look "wrong" and created jarring effects during movement. There's just no need for it. It actually makes the Blu-ray look significantly WORSE than the original broadcast (which the lack of DTS or progressive DON'T do).
     

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