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Old 09-06-2011, 11:13 AM
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Default 'WWII in HD: Collector's Edition' is coming November 15

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1080i? Really? Why go through all that work for just 1080i? Buying a BD with 1080i is like going to a hooker for a hug.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:32 PM
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1080i? Really? Why go through all that work for just 1080i? Buying a BD with 1080i is like going to a hooker for a hug.
I don't think you understand 1080i. 1080i60 should produce, if its encoded right, an image comparable to 1080p30. As Blu-Ray only supports 1080p24, this could produce a higher quality picture.

Also, since the footage was mastered for TV, it would be 1080i60 to begin with. Converting it from 60 interlaced frames a second to 24 progressive frames a second would mean that you are converting framerates, and would mean changing the look and feel from the way the director originally intended it to be seen.

So I have a question - the two additional documentaries listed - can you buy them seperately? I am really interested in them, but already own WWII in HD, so I do not want to double dip if I don't have to
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1080i? Really? Why go through all that work for just 1080i? Buying a BD with 1080i is like going to a hooker for a hug.
The 1:33 original footage is probably blown to fit 16:9 and if past WWII BD docs are anything to go by (I far I as I can tell, a video source used instead of the original fillm), it will look awful even if it was 1080p.
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1080i on Blu-ray looks just as good as 1080p on Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray format (very stupidly I might add) does not support frame rates higher than 23.976 @ 1080p. This is why every television-based documentary series you see, every concert Blu-ray, and most porn Blu-rays - are 1080i. Because they are shot at higher than film framerates (30 fps or higher). Blu-ray supports 1080i at framerates higher than 23.976.

I have no idea how they are going to handle The Hobbit, which is being filmed at 48 fps. I fear that they will just cut the framerate in half and release it as a traditional 1080p title on Blu-ray. Hopefully they go to the 1080i route or offer both options...
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:14 AM
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1080i on Blu-ray looks just as good as 1080p on Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray format (very stupidly I might add) does not support frame rates higher than 23.976 @ 1080p. This is why every television-based documentary series you see, every concert Blu-ray, and most porn Blu-rays - are 1080i. Because they are shot at higher than film framerates (30 fps or higher). Blu-ray supports 1080i at framerates higher than 23.976.

I have no idea how they are going to handle The Hobbit, which is being filmed at 48 fps. I fear that they will just cut the framerate in half and release it as a traditional 1080p title on Blu-ray. Hopefully they go to the 1080i route or offer both options...
And sporting events. Eagle Rock is a great company that puts out their music material in 1080i without fail.
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1080i on Blu-ray looks just as good as 1080p on Blu-ray.
1080i can look good, it cannot look as good as 1080p. Anybody who works with non-interlace sources knows this. The original HD 1080 proposed standards did not have an interlace mode because they considered it inferior but the broadcasters pushed for it soley because it has a lower bandwidth.

Basically you are making the lossy audio is just as good as lossless argument.
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there are some very impressive 1080i releases, though. considering i may never see DR WHO in 1080p, i have nothing to go off but what we see here from BBC, but holy hell do they look great. don't forget the nature docs are all also 1080i, and have earned rave reviews.

i'm not saying this is better than that. there are some horrid 1080i titles, as well. i'm just saying 1080i does not instantly mean garbage release. there's PLENTY of shitty 1080p discs that prove this.
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I'm hoping Blu-ray will come out with another extension that allows additional frame rates. It could work about like 3D does, with a second stream of information with additional iframe data.
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Silent films that run at non standard frame rates are always 1080i too.
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