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Old 01-04-2008, 04:44 AM
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has anyone seen the new in store sampler.with the national treasure ,the rock,potc 3and lost.this sampler looks amazing.how come my blu rays don't look this good when i get home.is it because i only have a 720p tv
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:52 AM
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Usually on those demo discs they'll put only a few trailers and then max out the bitrate on them to make them look spectacular to customers. Both sides do this from what I've seen.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:00 PM
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they look realy amazing there because it is the demo disk, but I was there last night and they were running it on a Sony XBR 1080p. The tv alone was selling for almost $3,000. A friend of mine has that set and the his picture looks superior to my Samsung 1080i. I guess you get what you pay.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:24 PM
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If it is the XBR, it's probably running at 120 hz as well. It makes the image incredibly 3d and stunning looking, but if you watch for a while, something seems just a bit "off" imo.
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I work at best buy and im pretty sure the demo is given to us by pioneer. And yes 120 hertz deffinatly has an erie look to it. I was watching a 120hertz 46" xbr5 undererneath a front proector projecting on to a screen. The projector is not 120. You can really get a feel for the diff between the too.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:44 AM
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Yes, I have seen that sampler as well and it does look great. Another thing I would like to know is if anyone noticed that many of these trailers for these movies are full frame even though the films were shot in the 2:35:1 format. The 2:35:1 format, as we know, will not play in fulll frame on a 16x9 set. There will still be some letterboxing at the top and bottom. I was watching and noticed that the scenes from The Rock and National Treasure, for example are in full frame on the sampler. There were also some scenes from movies that I already own, like Pirates of the Caribbean, that were full frame even though we know that the released version has the small bars at the top and bottom. I may be wrong but I seem to remember that scenes from Pearl Harbor and Day After Tomorrow were also full frame. I also noticed that the piece from Ratatouille was still slightly letterboxed, as it is when I play it at home. Am I missing something here or I guess they manipulated those scenes to be full frame just for the sampler. They sure looked great.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:39 PM
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I suppose there is no way to get ahold of said sampler is there?
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