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Old 09-06-2007, 04:51 PM
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DVD International has announced they will bring their entire HDScape series of made-for-HD nature programs to Blu-ray on 10/30.


Released earlier this year on HD DVD, the eight-strong HDScape catalog will make its Blu-ray debut on October 30, making good on DVD International's recent pledge to support both high-def formats.

The titles included are: 'Antarctica Dreaming,' 'Exotic Saltwater Aquarium,' 'Fireplace - Visions of Tranquility,' 'HDWindow - Hawaii,' 'HDWindow - The Great Southwest,' 'Serenity - Southern Seas,' 'Stargaze II,' 'Visions of the Sea,' and the value-priced compilation disc 'Blu-ray Sampler.'

Each title will be presented in 1.78:1 widescreen and 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video. Most of the discs will also boast a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround (48kHz/16-bit) track, except for 'Exotic Saltwater Aquarium' and 'Fireplace,' which will be Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround only.

There are no extras, nor any other bonus features unique to the Blu-ray releases.

Retail is $24.95 each, except for 'Blu-ray Sampler,' which is being offered for $6.95.

You'll find disc details for the entire HDScape series linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they now reside under October 30.

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Old 09-07-2007, 08:02 AM
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uh oh... the format war is over... this is definatly a winner series for blu ray. being able to see palm trees on your bd player will decide the war. this will definatly sell units... lol... anyone else running out to get them?
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:24 AM
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i had the sampler disc and imo the quality was rubbish compared to planet earth, with grainy pictures on most the clips, certainly wasnt a disc to show HD to your friends!
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:04 PM
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Seems that the Fireplace Blu-ray disc won't work properly on PS3 due to an authoring bug. HDScape has announced being in the process of manufacturing a new disc in which the bug will be fixed :


This software defect doesn't affect stand alone blu-ray players.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:42 PM
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All PS3 Fireplace users see here:


Sorry if it was already mentioned somewhere else.

BTW: When will there be a review of Antarctica Dreaming (Blu-Ray/HD-DVD) on HIGHDEF-Digest? Really looking forward to this for nearly a year.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:35 AM
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I've just seen the blu-ray series and it is a winner format. The planet earth was wonderful but I like blu-ray format in most cases, for nature it does give something extra.


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