Category Archives: DVD

Slightly better than a CD

I’ve been playing with NAS drives lately, focusing on their abilities as music servers. That prompted me to see if I could get some of my high resolution music into a usable form. And indeed you can! Some of it, … 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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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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More reviews

I’ve been adding a few of my Blu-ray reviews to the site, here. These include a Blu-ray vs DVD comparison for The Crow. Had fun, of course, due to the different framing of the formats. The DVD is 4:3, but … Continue reading

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Metropolis … Reconstructed … Restored … Blu-ray

Metropolis is one of those movies the absence of which necessarily renders any movie collection incomplete. It may not be all that enjoyable, but it is important, and should be familiar to any film buff. Especially in the most complete … Continue reading

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The Sharp Edge of the Gladiator

Do you have Gladiator on Blu-ray? You should, but only if you get the correct one. The original release was deeply unimpressive. The remastered version, gorgeous. Why the difference? Here’s a clue (original left, remaster right): How do you tell … Continue reading

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Some more Blu-ray vs DVD comparisons, plus a review

I’ve added two more Blu-ray vs DVD comparisons. One is for the vastly underrated Denzel Washington movie The Siege, while the other is for another movie from 1998, Shakespeare in Love, which unaccountably won the Best Picture Academy Award (plus … Continue reading

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On a more positive note …

I’ve put up a couple more Blu-ray vs DVD comparisons: Cool Hand Luke and Falling Down. You will use neither as demo material for the wonder of Blu-ray. Nonetheless, both movies are nicely watchable on Blu-ray — far more so … Continue reading

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Olden days DVD reviews

Years ago I started putting up my DVD reviews from Australian HI-FI. And then I stopped at the reviews published in 2004. Well, I’ve just brought it up to the start of 2005, with reviews of The Birds, Chinatown, Finding … Continue reading

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