Monthly Archives: December 2009

More Blu-ray action

Go all the way back to 1939. Can a movie so old look better on Blu-ray than on DVD? Sure can: see my Wizard of Oz Blu-ray vs DVD comparison. Here’s a sample: Also, I’ve added my Australian HI-FI reviews … Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction on Blu-ray

Last night I uploaded my Blu-ray vs DVD comparison for Pulp Fiction. See it here. It presented a few difficulties, discussed in the comparison, but primarily because the Australian DVD is such a shockly bad transfer. Here, for example, is … Continue reading

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Toshiba releases its first Blu-ray player in Australia

Yes, the inventor of HD DVD has finally decided to join in with Blu-ray. Its BDX2000 is available today. Price: $329. Feature list: BD-Live DivX HD and AVCHD Playback Toshiba REGZA-LINK┬« (HDMI-CEC) Support for enhanced audio formats of Dolby┬« TrueHD … Continue reading

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BBC says that it’s all in your head

Over on the AVS Forum Blu-ray Audio and Video Specifications Thread, we whinge, rightly, about average video bitrates of less than 20Mbps, sometimes even less than 15Mbps, on Blu-ray. Still we should keep things in perspective. Apparently the BBC HD … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings coming to Blu-ray

This was an announcement I received today from Roadshow Entertainment. I shall feed through more info as it becomes available, but it seems that we’ll see LOTR on Blu-ray in April 2010: I may be silly, but I suspect that … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy!

As the title implies, I’ve been very busy the last couple of weeks. Still am. But here’s one thing that I reckon is interesting: an Audio Engineering Society Convention Paper from 2004, entitled ‘DVD-Audio versus SACD: Perceptual Discrimination of Digital … Continue reading

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