'Galapagos' - High-Def Digest review - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-16-2007, 02:22 PM
jed's Avatar
jed jed is offline
HDD Founder
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,621
Default 'Galapagos' - High-Def Digest review

Kenneth's review of 'Galapagos' is up. As BBC Video's follow-up to its phenomenally successful next-gen release of 'Planet Earth,' Kenneth says this Blu-ray is sure to find its way into HDTV showrooms across across the country. Unfortunately, despite all the high-def eye candy, a stereo sound mix and a total lack of extras drag down the overall grade.

Full review here:
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/931/galapagos.html
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-16-2007, 02:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 98
Default

nice. will buy it later.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-16-2007, 03:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 228
Default

I'll be buying. Saw this on the National Geographic Channel in SD and was astounded by it. Great documentary.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-16-2007, 07:21 PM
nexpos's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 566
Default

This really is a "must add" to anyone's Blu-Ray collection. I was blown away by the video quality, and the program itself is done so nicely. The sound is 2-ch, but honestly, you'll forget after a few minutes of watching.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-16-2007, 11:34 PM
theHDphantom's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,419
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nexpos View Post
This really is a "must add" to anyone's Blu-Ray collection. I was blown away by the video quality, and the program itself is done so nicely. The sound is 2-ch, but honestly, you'll forget after a few minutes of watching.
Your post is 100% true, my friend. I really thought the sound was great for a 2 channel sourround mix. I was really impressed by the under-water scenes; I thought most of them looked jaw-dropping gorgeous.

This is one title that you have to pick up.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-17-2007, 02:05 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 36
Default

I bought this blindly when it came out. Looks like I made a decent choice.

Hopefully we'll watch it this weekend. So many unopened movies piling up.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-17-2007, 01:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 58
Default

Think I'll wait until it's released in the UK... Rather have David Attenborough's commentary than Swinton's (who?).

Peace
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-17-2007, 02:06 PM
nexpos's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 566
Default

Actually, I'd have to agree with that. Attenborough's commentary and voice are unbeatable. If they come out with a US one, then maybe I'll do an ebay swap!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-19-2007, 07:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 228
Default

For the record, Attenborough never narrated Galapagos...even the UK version. Are you thinking of Planet Earth...?

The UK version is narrated by Tom Hewitt. There's no reason not to get this because of Swinton's narration. It's just fine. Can't be any worse than the Planet Earth Weaver vs. Attenborough debacle.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-19-2007, 08:28 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Default

I've got a PS3 with my audio/video running through a Denon AVR-2807. My TV is a Mits WD-65731 1080p. When I put in any other blu-ray I get 1080p resolution. When I put in Galapagos I only get 1080i. I've Google'd this and I've seen that others have this problem but I've yet to see a solution. Any ideas? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'Galapagos' - High-Def Digest review jed HD DVD Software General Discussion 8 05-15-2012 05:30 AM
Galapagos October 2 from BBC cloudy HD DVD Software General Discussion 5 07-06-2007 01:08 PM
Room With a View and Galapagos Added Glenmulder HD MOVIE SOURCE 0 07-02-2007 12:23 PM
Galapagos Announced for Blu-ray Ben Blu-ray Software General Discussion 0 06-30-2007 02:27 PM
BBC Readying 'Galapagos,' 'Room with a View' for High-Def jed General Discussion: Both Formats 7 06-16-2007 10:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off