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Old 01-11-2008, 05:32 PM
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http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=853
Fox Home Entertainment has announced that they will release the Arnold Schwarzenegger classics 'Predator' and 'Commando' to Blu-ray on April 15th. Both releases will be encoded in 1080p MPEG-2 and accompanied by DTS-HD MA audio. Full extras have yet to be officially announced, but expect only the minimal.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:35 PM
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Maybe just for their older titles, I mean they released Robocop using MPEG2.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:37 PM
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What do you mean back to MPEG-2? They were announced last year, and subsequently delayed. Thus, if we think logically, we figure the encodes were done last year, perhaps even as early as 2006. No, they are not "going back to MPEG-2," they are getting off their asses and releasing delayed titles.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:39 PM
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mpeg 2 is a waste of space... why don't they use avc or vc1 or mpeg 4? geez fox is such a winner studio... i'm still pissed i got robocop blu-ray... the picture looked better on cable... gimme more good pq like i saw in the simpsons (which was by far their best pq release)
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I wouldn't say they are going back. They are just refusing to re-encode the movies that they delayed for over a year.
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I wouldn't say they are going back. They are just refusing to re-encode the movies that they delayed for over a year.
Yeah, good point there.

But what about other titles like ID4? That wasn't one of those delayed titles, was it?
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Yeah, good point there.

But what about other titles like ID4? That wasn't one of those delayed titles, was it?
Yes Independence Day has been delayed a few times. Not by a year I don't think. Maybe 6 months.
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mpeg 2 is a waste of space... why don't they use avc or vc1 or mpeg 4? geez fox is such a winner studio... i'm still pissed i got robocop blu-ray... the picture looked better on cable... gimme more good pq like i saw in the simpsons (which was by far their best pq release)
Maybe Fox should outsource to Disney in order to keep PQ high
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We already have another post complaining about MPEG-2

It doesn't matter what codec is used. It all depends on the skill of those working the transfer. Watch Kingdom of Heaven on blu-ray... it's reference quality and MPEG-2!
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We already have another post complaining about MPEG-2

It doesn't matter what codec is used. It all depends on the skill of those working the transfer. Watch Kingdom of Heaven on blu-ray... it's reference quality and MPEG-2!
Yeah, I understand that, but it is like investing needless effort in the past.
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