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Old 11-28-2007, 12:06 PM
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Just posted Peter's review of 'The Omega Man,' the third film in Charlton Heston's infamous "doomsday" trilogy. He says the highlight of this HD DVD release is a surprisingly robust video transfer, but it's not enough to make up for the decidedly retro audio and wafer-thin extras.

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:21 PM
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I have to disagree with the PQ evaluation on this one. Was mightily disappointed in the see-saw nature of the transfer. Some scenes look good while other scenes look absolutely awfully (the scene with Heston picking out a new set of wheels at the car dealership is a particular example).
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I have to disagree with the PQ evaluation on this one. Was mightily disappointed in the see-saw nature of the transfer. Some scenes look good while other scenes look absolutely awfully (the scene with Heston picking out a new set of wheels at the car dealership is a particular example).
I was pleased with this transfer considering that Omega Man is from the 70's.
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2.5 stars..
I hope I am Legend is better
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Default Curious about the sound quality

As he does not differentiate between HD DVD DD+ and BR DD.
Just says the sound is crap basically.p_-
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:58 AM
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DVD Beaver Review

Perhaps a different point of view?
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Those screenshots look groovy. I'm getting this now!
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As he does not differentiate between HD DVD DD+ and BR DD.
Just says the sound is crap basically.p_-
At the bit rates Warner uses for DD+ on HD DVD and regular DD on Blu-ray, the two tracks should be audibly indistinguishable. Warner doesn't use the higher 1.5 Mb/s rate that DD+ offers, which is where you you may start to hear a difference.
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Very grainy is all I could say. Not one of Warner's best.
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At the bit rates Warner uses for DD+ on HD DVD and regular DD on Blu-ray, the two tracks should be audibly indistinguishable. Warner doesn't use the higher 1.5 Mb/s rate that DD+ offers, which is where you you may start to hear a difference.
Then If I compared The DD Track on my Standard Def DVD to my new HD DVD DD+, would they then be iindistinguishable? As if I was comparing the Blu Ray to the HD DVD?p_-
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