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Old 06-24-2012, 02:01 PM
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Default 'The World at War' Blu-ray is $56.99 at Amazon

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:27 PM
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Obviously, the audio is an upgrade over the 2.0 DVD version, but I am doubting it's worth replacing said DVD version. Is the picture quality vastly improved on the bluray?
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:51 PM
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There is a review posted on another "blu-ray" site that says it is a significant upgrade.
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Be aware of the cropping controversy that is going on with the Blu Ray release. It appears that the original source material was severely cropped to make it "wide screen" for Blu Ray. In addition, it has been sold as low as $39.99 in the past according to Blu Ray reviewers.... Just FYI.

The cropping issue is a deal killer for me.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:20 AM
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Obviously, the audio is an upgrade over the 2.0 DVD version, but I am doubting it's worth replacing said DVD version. Is the picture quality vastly improved on the bluray?
Having seen an episode in "hi-def" I'd have to say.... no.

Although efforts have been made to clean up the footage, there's not a lot you can really do with the sharpness/detail of such archive material.

Much of the footage looks ropey in standard def (hardly surprising).
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:52 AM
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of course, when watching movies " The world at war" on brulay disk.Image quality and sound much better when viewed on DVD
full 1080p, DTS, Dolby Digital, True HD, HD master ...
with surround sound effects, helps us feel like you are at in the context of film
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This was down to about 30 recently on amazon.co.uk and I still passed, will stick with the DVDs as these BDs are horrible cropped. This set was a total balls up.
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Having seen an episode in "hi-def" I'd have to say.... no.

Although efforts have been made to clean up the footage, there's not a lot you can really do with the sharpness/detail of such archive material.

Much of the footage looks ropey in standard def (hardly surprising).
That's about what I figured. It's not like it's pristine source material from 10-15 years ago. A lot of this stuff is close to 70 years old and in rough shape.
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