Category Archives: Blu-ray

Was it really that Harrison Ford?

Recently I reviewed Shock Entertainments Blu-ray release of ‘The Doors’ documentary movie, Feast of Friends for Australian HI-FI. The notes from the film-maker were intriguing: I hired an old friend, Harrison Ford, to help with the carrying of cases and … Continue reading

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A good move

I’ve just started doing a review of the new Panasonic premium Blu-ray player, the DMP-DBT330. $299. Interesting inclusion in the accessories (I confirmed that it’s listed in the manual as part of the official accessories): a HDMI cable. Nothing fancy, … Continue reading

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M-Disc

I’ve replaced the aging Blu-ray drive in my computer with a shiny new LG one. Amongst other things, this one burns Blu-ray discs rather than merely reading them. And, I see from the LG website, it also supports the new … Continue reading

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It ain’t all that hard

Shock Entertainment has sent me a number of concert Blu-ray discs that it distributes here, mostly from Eagle Entertainment. One I’m presently gathering tech info on is ‘Supertramp: Live in Paris 1979’. Great sound: 24 bit, 96kHz in two channel … Continue reading

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Another dozen reviews

I’ve been adding more of my reviews over on the appropriate page, a dozen in fact, including some damned fine movies. Just look for the bold ‘added’ items.

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Hiding inside the audio streams

Well, here is where a blog post was supposed to go. But it got totally out of control, and turned itself into a 1,200 word article. A very interesting one I like to think. So interesting that I ought to … Continue reading

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It’s not just HDTV

In the previous post I noted that a poor job had been done in presenting a movie in HDTV due to its origins in SD. And then I had a look at a Blu-ray: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. First, I … Continue reading

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray quality: photography issues or encoding?

The other day I sent my review in to Sound and Image of Paramount’s magnificent new Blu-ray box set: Indiana Jones – The Complete Adventures. This has the four movies plus a disc of extras. In general it looks and … Continue reading

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Mad Max

And here’s another Blu-ray vs DVD comparison: Mad Max. Believe me, this one’s worth it. Sample:

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The Sound of Blu-ray reviews

I’ve been updating my Blu-ray review page and will probably be doing so for a few more days. Lots of last year’s reviews are up there now (look for the ‘Added’ tags), including a few Blu-ray 3Ds. I’ve also done … Continue reading

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