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Old 28 January 2010, 00:14   #1
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DVD's for sale!

Ok i know they are not games or even Amiga related but i want them gone

I have a large list and prices in another thread here: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=637583#post637583

Trying to get some interest as i'm converting to blu-ray and want to get rid of all my DVD's (already sold loads!)
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Old 28 January 2010, 00:46   #2
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Sounds like you have upgrade fever. The film companies must love you

Aren't most BluRay releases of older films just DVD quality on BluRay media?
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Old 28 January 2010, 01:35   #3
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Sounds like you have upgrade fever. The film companies must love you

Aren't most BluRay releases of older films just DVD quality on BluRay media?
Even older movies on Blu-ray have been remastered for 1080P... some still retain 5.1 sound while most new films get 7.1 There really would be no point sticking a DVD quality movie on a Blu-ray disc

Anyway i do have upgrade fever after seeing and hearing Blu-ray quality in comparison to watching upscaled DVD's on a 1080P screen
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Most old films were filmed on 35mm which is a higher resolution than 1080p so they need downscaling to start with. This may help.
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Old 28 January 2010, 10:49   #5
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There really would be no point sticking a DVD quality movie on a Blu-ray disc
It would be a LOT cheaper for the film companies. Plus they could bring out yet another version in a few years time.
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Old 28 January 2010, 11:44   #6
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It would be a LOT cheaper for the film companies. Plus they could bring out yet another version in a few years time.
If there will be no difference in picture and sound quality then they would be better off keeping the movie on DVD as Blu-ray players also play DVD's (with upscaling).

@seuden 35mm content will also need cleaning up before being put on DVD or Blu-ray... New films are starting to use IMAX cameras that use 65mm film (Dark Knight for example).
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@seuden 35mm content will also need cleaning up before being put on DVD or Blu-ray... New films are starting to use IMAX cameras that use 65mm film (Dark Knight for example).
As with every movie there will always be cleaning up or post production before transferring to DVD, Blu-Ray or Digital Format

Dark Knight looks friggin awesome in 1080p.

Have you seen Avatar 3d? WOW!

Shit sorry for the off topic.
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Old 28 January 2010, 11:57   #8
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I recently watched Buster Keaton's The General on Blu Ray. It's a 1927 film but the Blu Ray transfer is from a 35mm print - and it looks really spectacular with lots more detail. There are some comparison screenshots in this review:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...thegeneral.htm

The print isn't remastered but it seems that it was in good shape.

Another older film which looks amazing on Blu Ray is 1964's Zulu. The picture is very sharp and full of colour.

By the way, where are all the older films in your DVD list?

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Old 28 January 2010, 15:09   #9
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By the way, where are all the older films in your DVD list?
The majority of my collection has been sold so all i have left are the ones listed... the only other old movies i have are Japanese/Chinese martial arts movies from various years (im keeping them for now )
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Sounds like you have upgrade fever. The film companies must love you

Aren't most BluRay releases of older films just DVD quality on BluRay media?
I've found it can be a mixed bag on older films. Some stills look better on standard DVD and vice versa.

A lot of it is marketing carp to maximise profits. I also have the feeling that less and less stuff will be transferred to Blu as to previous standard DVD format unless the demand is there Some films I'm after are yet to be released to standard

I'm waiting for UHD when it comes mainstream. 4280P! Apparently it's only 10 years off
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As with every movie there will always be cleaning up or post production before transferring to DVD, Blu-Ray or Digital Format

Dark Knight looks friggin awesome in 1080p.

Have you seen Avatar 3d? WOW!

Shit sorry for the off topic.
Yeah right,.. Blu-Ray format is a great one..
 
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Yeah right,.. Blu-Ray format is a great one..
Not necessarily Blu-Ray, but, 1080p is great
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Not necessarily Blu-Ray, but, 1080p is great
Well Blu-ray seems the way forward at the moment for anyone using 1080P screens Watching DVD's over scart on a large HD tv looks abysmal... DVD upscaling via HDMI looks a bit better but still nothing compared to true 1080P Blu-ray quality

HD-DVD no longer exists and there is nothing else to compete with Blu-ray for 1080P movie content (except maybe HD movie downloads).
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Old 29 January 2010, 12:31   #15
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The internet is a wonderful thing.
Oh indeed it is for many reasons...

Anyway regarding my DVD's for sale i'm willing to accept accept £250 for the whole lot! (would have been £317 so thats a £67 discount ). This includes free UK postage.

84 individual DVD movies (mostly limited or special editions) and 20 box sets! All in immaculate condition and great for anyone who wishes to re-sell them on ebay and make a large profit (I would but cannot be arsed ).
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Old 30 January 2010, 02:40   #16
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I'm now looking for just £200 for everything... I want them gone soon as possible
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Ok i've listed all the DVD's on Amibay for just £180 the lot

http://amibay.com/showthread.php?t=4585
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