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BLURAY VS HD-DVD quality wise

Discussion in 'Blu-ray players' started by Rob423, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Rob423

    Rob423 Member

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    BLURAY VS HD-DVD quality wise. How are you guys seeing it turn out? Are you guys seeing any difference in quality when trying both?
     
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    It's hard to compare because only a few movies are in both formats, forgot the site that did comparisons, but HD DVD won by a little bit.
    Movies were training Day, Rumor has it and one other one, so ya can't really go by that. Blu-Ray has more space, but will it use the space to better the quality? probably not.

    www.highdefdigest.com ok thats the site.
     
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  3. error5

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    Here's a statistical analysis comparing HD-DVD and BluRay reviews from highdefdigest.com:

    http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/21/2050201
    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/feature/frankenfight-bluray-vs-hd-dvd-formats-not-equal-238336.php

    I still think HD-DVD in general has better video quality.
     
  4. Rob423

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    hmm good point that it's hard to compare since most movies are only made for one or the other.

    But if you pick 4 top rated blu Rays and 4 top rated HDdvds i was just wondering if there was a noticable difference in quality between the 2 different formats.

    thanks for all the replies.
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    depends on the players & the screens you are watching on.
     
  6. error5

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    Keep in mind that I'm format neutral and this list is only from my own viewing experience.

    Top 6 HD-DVD's in picture quality - in no particular order:
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    King Kong
    The Departed
    Batman Begins
    Corpse Bride
    The Ant Bully

    Top 6 BluRay's in picture quality - in no particular order:
    Crank
    Open Season
    The Ant Bully
    Black Hawk Down
    The Wild
    Corpse Bride

    Comparing the top six from either side I would say it would be difficult to declare any format as the winner.

    I have seen 3 movies on both formats:

    Training Day - HD-DVD is better
    The Ant Bully - no difference
    Corpse Bride - no difference

    See my sig for the equipment I'm using.

    Added: I just finished watching The Prestige on BluRay and I think it should be added to the Top 5 or 6 PQ-wise.
     
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  7. Rob423

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    hmm nice post man, good comparison Looks like as of now there's no real quality killer between the 2 formats.

    I'm getting the ps3 very soon, i'll give my review on bluray even tho i know the ps3 isn't the best player, my cousin has it matched up with the new sharp aqous magnolia edition and he said the quality is extremely pleasing.
     
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    I haven't noticed any real difference between the 2 formats.
    What most of the people that work in marketing departments are saying is that one of these formats will be "The One", because of the NAME ONLY. They did a good job with the hi-tech, easy to pronounce, and cool name, which consumers tend to like.
    I think most of you will know which one I'm talking about, so I'll leave it up to you.
     
  9. Rob423

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    I'm Guessing HD-DVD cause it's just simple and straight forward. Not to mention cheaper.
     
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    Rob, I'll give you one more guess.
     
  11. snowbhord

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    I have neither seen an HD-DVD nor a Blu-Ray movie upclose but looking at the specs blu-ray can do all the things HDDVD can and more.

    Storage:
    Blu-ray capacity: 25gb single layer, 50 gb dual layer
    HD-DVD capacity:15gb single layer, 25gb dual layer, 45gb triple layer

    Blu-ray has more room on discs, which means more space to work with

    Data transfer rate:
    Blu-ray: 54mbps
    HD-DVD: 36mbps

    Blu-ray is faster

    Audio:
    Both have: Dolby Digital
    DTS
    Dolby Digital Plus
    Dolby TrueHD (lossless)
    DTS HD (lossless)
    DTS Digital
    Surround


    Overall it seem that Blu-ray could be better but it may come down to actually viewing a movie.
     
  12. bigup132

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    Seems like everyone one is still on that Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD tip. It really has nothing to do with that. Both formats are excellent with the exception that Blu Ray has more storage capacity. This is the real reason for any differences in the quality your seeing:

    Link

    Also here is some general info about the blu-ray and HD-DVD format.
     
  13. poolpro

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    HD-DVD hands down.Better video and audio.
     
  14. Rob423

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    I'm gonna have to see for myself. Cannot Wait Till That Happens

    Rob.
     
  15. Kennysch

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    don't know what you are basing that on but look earlier in the thread.

    This article is awsome, not sure if it's been posted, it's old but very detailed.

    Article
    hyperlink won't work correctly..no idea why

    My vote goes to blu ray. Better name, more space, better protective surface(unfortunately pricier). Much bigger theoretical limit on space. More support behind it.
     
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    Who cares about a name,that means nothing unless the product is good.More space,well HD-DVD has a new disc that is Triple layered which has more space than Blu-Ray.Better Protective surface,are yu kidding me? Blu-Ray has the worst protective surface since the data is written so close to the surface that any scratch can mess up the disc permanently.Enough said. I'm out.
     
  17. error5

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    poolpro has brought up a couple of points that need to be clarified:

    1. As far as I know, the triple layer 51 gigabyte disc spec has not been submitted for approval to the DVD Forum yet and there is concern as to whether current HD-DVD players and drives will be able to read movies released on triple layer discs. There is also speculation that the triple layer format will be used primarily for PC data storage and not for movie distribution. The reason for this is the VC-1 codec which allows for more efficient encoding while maintaining video quality. Example: the 187-minute film King Kong easily fits into a double layer 30 GB disc and is considered demonstration-class when it comes to video quality.

    2. It's obvious that poolpro is not aware of the hard-coating technology that all BluRay discs have at this time. Panasonic and Sony have their own proprietary hard coating technology implemented in their replication process. Other proprietary hard-coating methods for BluRay include TDK's Durabis and Verbatim's ScratchGuard. I've had the opportunity to rent several BluRay movies from Netflix. All had some degree of smudging and scratching but they all had no problems playing on my PS3.

    Bear in mind that I'm neutral when it comes to both formats but I feel the need to clarify the 2 points that he brought up in his post.
     
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  18. snowbhord

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    You are freakin retarded poolpro. watch this http://youtube.com/watch?v=o5jEbZt6AIQ
     
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  19. Nephilim

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    And you're freakin suspended for two weeks. I suggest you learn some restraint and manners while you're away.
     
  20. poolpro

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    Just trying to shed some light is all.No need for name calling.We all just need to be adults here.
     

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