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Old 11-15-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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F...Blu Ray

Ok I love the better picture and video.

But... so many more previews now and they are nearly impossible to skip.


And why oh why do we still have the bars on some movies? I am playing a Blu Ray movie on a 16x9 screen yet Istill have f--king bars! Grrrr!!!!!


Also don't even get me started on Blu Ray movies just printed for Netflix, no bonus material and tons of previews, it sucks!
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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Movies are shot in odd formats that's why we still get the bars.

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For example: Original HDTV programming is made in the 16x9 (1.78) as aspect ratio, which fits the dimensions of HDTVs. However, many theatrically films are made in either the 1.85 or 2.35 aspect ratio, which is even wider than the 16x9 (1.78) aspect ratios of HDTVs. Thus, when viewing these films on an HDTV (if presented in their original theatrical aspect ratio) - you will see black bars on your 16x9 screen. However, the bars will be less pronounced than if the same movie was letterboxed on a standard 4x3 set.

HDTV FAQs - Why are Black Bars Sometimes Still Visible on a 16x9 HDTV?
The unskippable previews really are f'ing annoying
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Thanks Matty, they should just reformat them to fit 16x9 TV's.


Another annoying thing is some of them you can stop and resume no problem. Others you have to bookmark then stop to save your place. THEN on some of the Netflix ones you have to bookmark then when you go to resume you have to watch all the previews again to get to your bookmark.
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My question is: Just who the hell uses these "special features" like integrated chat and being able to cut and splice your own edit of a movie... seriously, do people do this?!
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My question is: Just who the hell uses these "special features" like integrated chat and being able to cut and splice your own edit of a movie... seriously, do people do this?!

I know those are dumb when I say special features I mean like commentary or deleted scenes, you know...


I also love the ones that like update the local weather for you on a widget, like I watch that movie every day of my life.
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Thanks Matty, they should just reformat them to fit 16x9 TV's.


Another annoying thing is some of them you can stop and resume no problem. Others you have to bookmark then stop to save your place. THEN on some of the Netflix ones you have to bookmark then when you go to resume you have to watch all the previews again to get to your bookmark.
I hope to god not....reformatting equals stretching or clipping.
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My question is: Just who the hell uses these "special features" like integrated chat and being able to cut and splice your own edit of a movie... seriously, do people do this?!
Yes they do...people are weird and they do weird things that are pointless and time consuming. One man's interest is another man's boredom.
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I hope to god not....reformatting equals stretching or clipping.
I know because it is sooooo important that i see that lamp in the far corner of the room during the scene.
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Yes they do...people are weird and they do weird things that are pointless and time consuming. One man's interest is another man's boredom.
No offense, if you like to recut the saden1 special edition of Harry Potter, then actively discuss with the hogwarts homies, more power to you man. Always thought those were features they added because they could (and it helped to justify the added cost of blu-ray), not necessarily because they were demanded.
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I'm sure there are some big movie nerds out there that love the extra stuff, but generally I think it's a waste and just an excuse to pump a few extra dollars out of the consumer.
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I know because it is sooooo important that i see that lamp in the far corner of the room during the scene.
It's more than that, the picture quality would take a hit. Then the videophiles would be up in arms. Why not just adjust the format on your TV?
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Out of the hundreds of dvds/blu rays I own I would say less than 2% of them have bonus features that were deciding factors in my purchase and those were normally special sneak peaks at future projects, short films related to the movie, or real deleted scenes/alternate endings. I do love how many blu-rays are now coming with a free digital copy for me to use with my ipod/iphone.
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Out of the hundreds of dvds/blu rays I own I would say less than 2% of them have bonus features that were deciding factors in my purchase and those were normally special sneak peaks at future projects, short films related to the movie, or real deleted scenes/alternate endings. I do love how many blu-rays are now coming with a free digital copy for me to use with my ipod/iphone.
it's pretty money, but what i would love is if they can find a way to put a standard dvd format on the disc w the blu ray, that would be nice. i have the ps3 in the living room on the massive plasma but i just have a nubbs dvd player in the bedroom. since we rarely watch movies in there it's not a big deal, it would just be nice to have it interchangeable w/o having to buy two seperate dvds
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I know because it is sooooo important that i see that lamp in the far corner of the room during the scene.
I doubt you would prefer 4:3 over 16:9. What is important to me and many others is that we watch the movie as it was shot. Feel free to stretch the picture on your TV to get rid of the black bars.
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No offense, if you like to recut the saden1 special edition of Harry Potter, then actively discuss with the hogwarts homies, more power to you man. Always thought those were features they added because they could (and it helped to justify the added cost of blu-ray), not necessarily because they were demanded.
These extras are called "value added" and their intent is not so they can charge the consumers more but differentiated their product from competitors and move more units. Blu-Rays don't cost more because they have extras, they cost more because they know people will pay what they charge.

I mean, you have movies like Avatar being reintroduced into the market with a directors cut edition. When Avatar first came out I bought it for $24.99 and the new directors cut version costs $24.99.


Personally I do enjoy the extras...they have good stuff in there and you're no worse off watching that than watching SportsCenter.
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