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Old 10-16-2006, 02:05 PM
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You should also be made aware that Sony is switching to VC-1 video compression. The first Sony Blu-ray Discs that came to market were encoded with MPEG-2, the same CODEC thatís been used for years for DVD and terrestrial HD broadcasting. Prone to less graceful and more visible failure modes, the older CODEC mated with single-layer Blu-ray Discs disappointed. Increased Blu-ray Disc capacity and the switch to the higher performance video CODEC should yield a better presentation and far more generous supplements.
-Great News, depending on your point of view.
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This should be great news to anyone who's a fan of HD. Sony has a lot of movies I want in HD and since they're BD only this is terrific news indeed. Getting their PQ up to snuff is long overdue and a welcome change.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:50 AM
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This should be great news to anyone who's a fan of HD. Sony has a lot of movies I want in HD and since they're BD only this is terrific news indeed. Getting their PQ up to snuff is long overdue and a welcome change.

Well said and I couldn't agree with you more.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:44 PM
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I guess I'm more shocked by how VC-1 is giving a beatdown to AVC. Now even Sony is drinking the koolaid.

Sony can do a lot with BD50 and VC-1
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:35 AM
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I'd like to see this confirmed though to be sure it is not just a misquote or a representative misspeaking.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:48 AM
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I'd like to see this confirmed though to be sure it is not just a misquote or a representative misspeaking.
Exactly - great news if true but when are we likely to start seeing BD discs with VC-1 encoding?
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:36 AM
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uh no offense guys but I would really like to see a second source saying this. its very hard to believe that Sony of all names would use a Microsoft codec. I seriously would see Sony going for AVC Mpeg 4 way before VC-1. Next thing we will hear will be that Sony will start to make their movies available on HD-DVDs as well.
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I seriously would see Sony going for AVC Mpeg 4 way before VC-1.
I woud have thought the same, I suppose time will tell.
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:43 AM
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well not just that but even some of the later mpeg 2 25 gb discs looked very well (based on reviews on this site, i havent been able to check them out myself) let alone the first 50gb mpeg 2 Click getting really good reviews for picture. but i think if sony started to offer DTS-HD and/or Dolby TrueHD instead of uncompressed audio, then that would allow for more supplements and probably even better sound since the uncompressed audio still isnt the 190/24. And from there, if they moved to mpeg 4 AVC (assuming by then it becomes extremely reliable from other studios using it and improving it) then it would be even better.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:17 AM
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I hope Sony and/or Apple put some effort into AVC... not that VC1 ain't producing the goods, but a little competition for Microsoft is always good
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