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Old 02-04-2009, 09:57 AM
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Warner has yet again short changed another BD title. This time it is Nights in Rondathe. Now I personally don't care to see this movie and probably won't, but it just makes Warner's track record even worse. They gave the movie a standard DD soundtrack, not HD audio, or even DD+, but regular DD. They also used a 25G disc. Why not use a 50GB and utilize lossless audio? Warner is losing any respect I have left for them.

Laziness or cost cutting?

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Darn it. I thought you were going to say that Warner Brothers was releasing a sequel to Shaft.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:09 AM
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Laziness or cost cutting?
Well, they really have become the champions of BD25 and low video bitrates. Domino, Pride and Glory and RockNRolla are all around 2 hours and got a single-layer disc.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:33 AM
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For longer movies that really scream for a lossless track, I think Warner needs to step up. For this movie? It is 1 hour and 37 minutes long and is a dialogue driven romance that probably will not be a huge seller on home video. So I really don't care too much.

But Warner needs to step up.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:05 AM
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DD+ isn't a requirement in the Blu-ray specs.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:08 AM
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DD+ isn't a requirement in the Blu-ray specs.
To add to that Warner only issued movies @640kbps for DD+ on HD DVD as well.

So even if Blu-Ray supported DD+ with higher bitrates, I doubt we would see it, er I mean hear it, on Blu-Ray.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:21 AM
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And I remember the old days when tru-blu-bots blamed for Warner releases claiming that Warner encoded for HD DVD first and then ported the low bit rate encodes with lossy audio over the blu-ray. No, it turns out Warner is cheap, and lazy. Well, they did choose blu-ray, saying they were giving consumer "what they wanted".
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:25 AM
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Well, they did choose blu-ray, saying they were giving consumer "what they wanted".
Well I might like A History of Violence but I think I'm going to buy Fox's Little Miss Sunshine just to send a message about what I want.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:32 AM
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And I remember the old days when tru-blu-bots blamed for Warner releases claiming that Warner encoded for HD DVD first and then ported the low bit rate encodes with lossy audio over the blu-ray. No, it turns out Warner is cheap, and lazy. Well, they did choose blu-ray, saying they were giving consumer "what they wanted".
It really is a shame that Warner is not following in the footsteps of the other studios for most releases. Some of Universal's recent releases have looked and sounded amazing on Blu-Ray.

But hey who's to say if Warner would not have picked HD DVD that we would not have ended up with movies on HD DVD 15 discs? Honestly, I would not put it past Warner...
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:34 AM
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Damn. I thought Warner was making a new "Shaft" movie.
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