Forum Threads on Ultra-HD Versus Blu-ray Sections - High-Def Digest Forums
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-11-2016, 04:49 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,004
Default Forum Threads on Ultra-HD Versus Blu-ray Sections

So it appears that if there are reviews for BOTH
Ultra-HD and blu-ray, they will be published
separately, but in the Forums, there will be only
1 thread for the review. And that thread will be
in the Ultra-HD section.

I don't know if this is the best decision.

This would steer traffic to the new section of
Ultra-HDs, and I guess that's where the industry
is going.

But I wonder if it is too early to go this way in
how we find and discuss threads. It seems
intuitive that if I wanted to consider buying a
blu-ray, I would go to the blu-ray section of the
Forums and read the discussion of the review.
And the same for Ultra-HD, I would go to that

I do like how eventually it should be 1 thread
discussing BOTH reviews. And when Ultra-HDs
hit a critical mass, we should go that way in
how we organize the Forums.

And that point (for blu-rays) was when enough
of our target audience just said: I'm not going
to buy DVDs anymore.

And I think we are far from the point where our
target audience reached that decision with
blu-rays. And despite a blu-ray being available,
I won't buy it, I'll wait for the Ultra-HD.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 01:14 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,004

Or is one unified review the eventual solution?

Originally Posted by Attebery View Post
E has reviewed 'Ghostbusters: Answer the Call'. This is recommended for those willing to give it a shot.

'Ghostbusters: Answer the Call' Ultra HD Blu-ray:

'Ghostbusters: Answer the Call' Blu-ray:
Wait, wait, wait!

The Ultra-HD version comes with the 3D disc, yet there
is no separately published 3D review. We still have
separate Ultra-HD and blu-ray reviews.

Okay, but within the Ultra-HD review is this:
Originally Posted by From E's Review
On the 3D front, the video does equally well and should, for the most part, satisfy fans of the format. However, the 1080p/MVC MPEG-4 encode falls short of the best conversions we've seen on Blu-ray. The the problem is that parallax is not convincing with much of the picture looking a bit flat or with little depth perception, and this is most apparent when characters are stationary and chatting. Action sequences, on the other hand, pay off with a great deal of depth and separation between various objects. Ghosts hover and move within the frame with appreciable roundness and realistic distance from the background, creating an excellent sense of three-dimensional space. Several pop-up gimmicks are brilliantly used throughout, most notably when the ladies fire proton beams wildly, ghosts puke slime on Wiig's Erin and when they angrily charge at the camera, much of which happens in the last half hour of the movie.
So is HDD showing its cards about 3D? No published
3D review. No 3D video rating score. It's nice that
there is at least something within the review. But
another sign of the lack of love for 3D.

Or maybe it's time to change this:
The Movie Itself
HD Video Quality
HD Audio Quality
HD Extras
Bottom Line

The Movie Itself
UHD Video Quality
3D Video Quality
HD Video Quality
Object-based Audio Quality
HD Audio Quality
HD Extras
Bottom Line

One unified review?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 09:02 PM
Krawk's Avatar
Mod, Staff, Movie Buff
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,195

My latest solution is this thread:

That way you see there's a review and offers a redirect.
I prefer to do it this way as moving the thread back and forth has potential for a database error or other issues.
Keep Physical Media Alive, Just say NO to digital "ownership"
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forum Threads on Ultra-HD Versus Blu-ray Sections timcharger Ultra-HD Blu-ray Software Discussion 11 10-28-2016 07:20 PM
Forum Threads on Ultra-HD Versus Blu-ray Sections timcharger Blu-ray Software General Discussion 0 10-11-2016 04:48 PM
Forum Threads Versus Bottom-of-Review Comments? timcharger Feedback 10 12-05-2014 01:25 PM
Seperate Misc sections for heavy traffic areas on the forum. KTA Feedback 4 02-15-2009 10:59 PM
dtshdma versus truehd versus pcm petethebaker Blu-ray Hardware General Discussion 1 11-06-2007 03:04 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