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Old 07-28-2009, 12:01 PM
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The backs of Torchwood Children of Earth and Doctor Who Planet of the Dead say 1080i. That is a typo right? I mean why would they put a Blu-Ray out in 1080P? Why should I buy the Blu-Rays over the DVDs when the quality is going to be the same if that is correct?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:03 PM
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Why even bring this up if you already know?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:20 PM
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Why even bring this up if you already know?
Know what? I know Doctor Who PotD is the only one on Blu-Ray, but why is it 1080i?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:23 PM
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Kind of like South Park and how it was prepared.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:24 PM
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South Park is not 1080P? That sucks major ass. What is the point then? They should master it in 1080P if they are going to charge Blu-Ray prices. I guess the only bonus is the high def audio though...
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South Park is not 1080P? That sucks major ass. What is the point then? They should master it in 1080P if they are going to charge Blu-Ray prices. I guess the only bonus is the high def audio though...
I just won't buy them, but it is a shame.
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How were Dr. Who and Torch Wood filmed? These are both TV Series, which means that the high def content is geared for 1080i broadcast. Since bluray can't do [email protected] (on disc anyway) it might well be that 1080i is optimal. Your bluray player can probably do a good job deinterlacing that video (assuming you have a decent one) so it shouldn't be a very big deal. Why charge bluray prices? Because DVD quality is 480i, 1080i is a significant improvement no?
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How were Dr. Who and Torch Wood filmed? These are both TV Series, which means that the high def content is geared for 1080i broadcast. Since bluray can't do [email protected] (on disc anyway) it might well be that 1080i is optimal. Your bluray player can probably do a good job deinterlacing that video (assuming you have a decent one) so it shouldn't be a very big deal. Why charge bluray prices? Because DVD quality is 480i, 1080i is a significant improvement no?
I was just about to say this in regards to the 480i/1080i thing the OP is moaning about. If he thinks that is the case, then aren't HD channels on the television also guilty of the "quality is going to be the same" complaint and not worth watching over SDTV?
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Both were recorded (not filmed) at 25fps/50hz, however you want to call it, but twenty five full frames per second. However, unlike 1080p24/1080p30, 1080p25 is not a part of the Blu-ray standard; 1080i50 is, however, and some Region B Blu-rays have been released as such (Being Human one of them). However, many North American Blu-ray players cannot play 1080i50 Blu-rays (the PS3 to name one), so the content undergoes a conversion process, converting it from 1080p25 (though the credits are 1080i50) to 1080i60, making it compatible.
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Both were recorded (not filmed) at 25fps/50hz, however you want to call it, but twenty five full frames per second. However, unlike 1080p24/1080p30, 1080p25 is not a part of the Blu-ray standard; 1080i50 is, however, and some Region B Blu-rays have been released as such (Being Human one of them). However, many North American Blu-ray players cannot play 1080i50 Blu-rays (the PS3 to name one), so the content undergoes a conversion process, converting it from 1080p25 (though the credits are 1080i50) to 1080i60, making it compatible.
[email protected] is also not a part of the bluray standard. It was a part of the HD DVD standard, bluray only supports 24fps.

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And the US release will be NTSC [email protected]
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