1. Post #881
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    I don't own any Blu-ray movies, but my dad rented G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra and the new Star Trek movie. They both looked really good, and are great with surround sound. I'll have to buy some Blu-ray movies when I have more money.

    The place we rent movies and games from has a really good deal. For "old" Blu-ray movies (basically anything before 2010, apparently) you can get them for 5 days for just $1. :iia:

  2. Post #882
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    I don't own any Blu-ray movies, but my dad rented G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra and the new Star Trek movie. They both looked really good, and are great with surround sound. I'll have to buy some Blu-ray movies when I have more money.

    The place we rent movies and games from has a really good deal. For "old" Blu-ray movies (basically anything before 2010, apparently) you can get them for 5 days for just $1. :iia:
    Rip them onto your PC.

  3. Post #883
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    August 2009
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    you mean rent them onto your pc
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  4. Post #884
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    you mean rent them onto your pc
    Rippp.
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  5. Post #885
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    I love newegg. The speakers i bought at 3pm eastern yesterday got here at 1pm today, with free 3 day shipping. The speakers sound really really good, that's with a 30 year old stereo. I think I might get an Onkyo instead of the Yamaha.
    nowadays Yamaha is sort of like Bose - you're only paying for the name, there's other shit that reigns king now.


    ie Onkyo reigns king when it comes to A/V receivers.
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  6. Post #886
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    May 2008
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    i've yet to come across a projector with a good enough quality compared to an lcd

    Edited:

    and there's always the problem of not being able to see them very well during the day (even with closed curtains/blinds)
    Or even compared to a plasma or LED. Which both look better than LCD's.

    Edited:

    nowadays Yamaha is sort of like Bose - you're only paying for the name, there's other shit that reigns king now.


    ie Onkyo reigns king when it comes to A/V receivers.
    Ya most Bose are shit. They lack any mid-range clarity. The highs are to sharp. The bass is good but the cross over is set to high on there home theater systems.

  7. Post #887
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    July 2007
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    Rip them onto your PC.
    What's the legality regarding ripping rental movies? I know it's illegal, but to what degree?
    Technically it's illegal to rip purchased movies as well (in the United States) because the DMCA prohibits breaking copy protection.

  8. Post #888
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    September 2007
    813 Posts
    because games are totally different to movies. most games would take up about the same space on a blu-ray disc than they would on a dvd

    size of disc doesn't change the ps3's hardware limitations
    Bad explanation, and mostly incorrect. Although the fact that comparing DVD video and Blu-Ray video with XBOX360 games and PS3 games is correct.

    Although the Playstation 3 does have hardware limitations, it has the ability to surpass the XBOX both visually and audibly. It's easy to understand if you have PC gamed. Just like PC games that take up vast quantities of harddrive space, games on Blu-ray support much MUCH higher texture resolutions and higher quality audio files. Think of the Half-Life 2 cinematic mod or something. The large and more detailed texture files require more space. More space that an XBOX is incapable of having with DVDs. Whereas with a Blu-Ray disc, you have upwards of five times the space to store textures and sounds.

    If you have never seen the storage capacity of a Blu-Ray disc effect the visual aspects of a game, you should check out Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, on the Playstation 3 to see just how high texture resolution can get when you have as much space as a Blu-Ray to store it. This game is simply captivating when you focus just a small amount of attention to textures. Another great example is Gran Turismo 5. Both of these games optimize the Playstation 3 entirely, as do most PS3 exclusives, and pound for pound, most PS3 exclusives surpass most any XBOX game visually and audibly do to the utilization of the Blu-Ray disc.

    ...Of course, a High-Def television is required.

  9. Post #889
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    ...Of course, a High-Def television is required.
    Resolution has nothing to do with quality. Agreed on everything else though.

  10. Post #890
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    September 2007
    813 Posts
    Resolution has nothing to do with quality. Agreed on everything else though.
    I was eluding to the necessity of contrast ratios. CRTs don't offer anything in terms of brightness, whereas LCD or LED provide contrasted clarity and brightening of textures.

    I would hate to have someone play a PS3 game on a 19inch CRT television and judge the textures by that. The brightness would be off making it look lesser in quality. Get what I'm sayin'?

  11. Post #891
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    I was eluding to the necessity of contrast ratios. CRTs don't offer anything in terms of brightness, whereas LCD or LED provide contrasted clarity and brightening of textures.

    I would hate to have someone play a PS3 game on a 19inch CRT television and judge the textures by that. The brightness would be off making it look lesser in quality. Get what I'm sayin'?
    Yeah but what I'm trying to say is, a TV could have the same features as a "High-Def" TV, just lower resolution.

  12. Post #892
    Lizurd Man's Avatar
    September 2007
    813 Posts
    Yeah but what I'm trying to say is, a TV could have the same features as a "High-Def" TV, just lower resolution.
    Well.. then.. just as long as it provides proper brightness levels. You know what I mean, yeh?
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  13. Post #893
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    Bad explanation, and mostly incorrect. Although the fact that comparing DVD video and Blu-Ray video with XBOX360 games and PS3 games is correct.

    Although the Playstation 3 does have hardware limitations, it has the ability to surpass the XBOX both visually and audibly. It's easy to understand if you have PC gamed. Just like PC games that take up vast quantities of harddrive space, games on Blu-ray support much MUCH higher texture resolutions and higher quality audio files. Think of the Half-Life 2 cinematic mod or something. The large and more detailed texture files require more space. More space that an XBOX is incapable of having with DVDs. Whereas with a Blu-Ray disc, you have upwards of five times the space to store textures and sounds.

    If you have never seen the storage capacity of a Blu-Ray disc effect the visual aspects of a game, you should check out Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, on the Playstation 3 to see just how high texture resolution can get when you have as much space as a Blu-Ray to store it. This game is simply captivating when you focus just a small amount of attention to textures. Another great example is Gran Turismo 5. Both of these games optimize the Playstation 3 entirely, as do most PS3 exclusives, and pound for pound, most PS3 exclusives surpass most any XBOX game visually and audibly do to the utilization of the Blu-Ray disc.

    ...Of course, a High-Def television is required.
    uuh i didn't say any of this wasn't true. you just made an extention to my post, i wasn't wrong. consoles that have dvd's can have just as high a texturing as the ps3, they'd just need two discs. (like mass effect 2)

    all i ACTUALLY said was the size of the disc doesn't mean the games will be in super high def, to the extent of the hardware limitations. you could make the textures as big as you wanted on a ps3 disc because you have 25-50gb of space. but obviously there's a point at which the console would not be able to handle it. THAT'S what i'm saying.

  14. Post #894
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    February 2005
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    just watched back to the future 3 on bluray

    picture quality was fucking perfect
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  15. Post #895
    BmB
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    Well the PS3 is quite good in that respect. It also passed every DVD image quality test with flying colours as far as I remember.

  16. Post #896
    As far as I am aware, 360 and PS3 are both capable of the same graphics, 360 just needs more disks.

    Also, where can I get me some delicious 1080p porn?

  17. Post #897
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    September 2007
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    uuh i didn't say any of this wasn't true. you just made an extention to my post, i wasn't wrong. consoles that have dvd's can have just as high a texturing as the ps3, they'd just need two discs. (like mass effect 2)

    all i ACTUALLY said was the size of the disc doesn't mean the games will be in super high def, to the extent of the hardware limitations. you could make the textures as big as you wanted on a ps3 disc because you have 25-50gb of space. but obviously there's a point at which the console would not be able to handle it. THAT'S what i'm saying.
    Ah, I gotcha. We good. I just wanted to make sure it was made evident the benefits of the Blu-Ray disc when talking about games. Personally, I would and have hated multi-disc games. And after playing something like Uncharted on the PS3, the fact that you can play through the entire story without but one(beginning) loading screen was impressive, and a whole lot more immersive(like a movie). Which, of course, can be attributed to the storage size of a Blu-Ray disc.

    Nevertheless, PS3 will remain my personal top solely for the fact that it's got a Blu-Ray disc drive.

  18. Post #898
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    September 2005
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    Ya most Bose are shit. They lack any mid-range clarity. The highs are to sharp. The bass is good but the cross over is set to high on there home theater systems.
    they also don't allow you to tweak anything and almost all of their speakers, drivers, and receivers are intended for wimpy small things for your bedroom. also, they love simulated surround, and that doesn't work unless you're in a closet or with your back toward the end of a short, narrow hallway. i think the only people that buy into simulated surround are also the people with those logitech 5.1 speakers all lined up on their desk - in front of them.

    Edited:

    Ah, I gotcha. We good. I just wanted to make sure it was made evident the benefits of the Blu-Ray disc when talking about games. Personally, I would and have hated multi-disc games. And after playing something like Uncharted on the PS3, the fact that you can play through the entire story without but one(beginning) loading screen was impressive, and a whole lot more immersive(like a movie). Which, of course, can be attributed to the storage size of a Blu-Ray disc.

    Nevertheless, PS3 will remain my personal top solely for the fact that it's got a Blu-Ray disc drive.
    the reason Uncharted doesn't have loading screens is because it loads the content during cinematics. not a lot of people know or believe this, for some reason, but the cinematics are all pre-rendered, and there's a reason - so it can load in the background.

    that's not a feature for just the PS3, either, some 360 games have that as well, not to mention games for XBox and PS2 touted something similar.

    Edited:

    As far as I am aware, 360 and PS3 are both capable of the same graphics, 360 just needs more disks.
    yes and no, the 360 relies on its own form of DirectX, and the PS3 relies on its own form of OpenGL, so the types of graphics they can display are different in that they have different software limitations and are in a different language. this is why it's so uncommon to have a game look the same on both systems.

    are they both equally graphically powerful? well both have their pros and cons, but for the most part, yeah. more or less.

    Also, where can I get me some delicious 1080p porn?
    tried google?

  19. Post #899
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    July 2007
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    are they both equally graphically powerful? well both have their pros and cons, but for the most part, yeah. more or less.
    PS3 has much more processing power available, nobody seems to know how to use it though.

  20. Post #900
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    October 2006
    849 Posts
    Games made by Sony sub-companies like Guerilla and Naughtydog take good advantage :)

    But this is not a ps3 game thread.

  21. Post #901
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    August 2006
    873 Posts
    Watched The Dark Knight the other day, the overhead city shots were amazing.

  22. Post #902
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    November 2008
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    Watched The Dark Knight the other day, the overhead city shots were amazing.
    Yeah the IMAX scenes are really stunning.

  23. Post #903
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    January 2007
    2,946 Posts
    Watching LOST season 6 on Blu-ray. Awesome so far... (The picture i mean, i've already seen this season once before online)

  24. Post #904
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    August 2005
    6,648 Posts
    Bought Kung Fu Hustle on Blu-ray for $8 at Best Buy. Damn awesome deal.

  25. Post #905
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    December 2007
    45 Posts
    Bummed that I didn't get Scott Pilgrim on Blu-Ray, it would have looked amazing :saddowns:

    but when my dad was watching it, I mentioned there were some special features missing, and his response was pretty much "Oh no, looks like we'll have to get the blu-ray..." I reckon he was planning on getting it on Blu-Ray already

  26. Post #906
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    July 2009
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    Would Halo Legends be good on blu ray?

  27. Post #907
    Forgiveness's Avatar
    December 2007
    45 Posts
    Would Halo Legends be good on blu ray?
    It works with some of the sections, but with the more arts-y ones it's sort of pointless. I'd recommend it if you can get it at a good price though.

  28. Post #908
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    July 2009
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    I found it for $15 at target

  29. Post #909
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    November 2008
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    I found it for $15 at target
    I would have bought it for that. As for most animated films on Bluray it looks really good.

  30. Post #910
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    February 2005
    1,311 Posts
    just bought se7en book edition

    its nice

  31. Post #911
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    January 2008
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    Bad explanation, and mostly incorrect. Although the fact that comparing DVD video and Blu-Ray video with XBOX360 games and PS3 games is correct.

    Although the Playstation 3 does have hardware limitations, it has the ability to surpass the XBOX both visually and audibly. It's easy to understand if you have PC gamed. Just like PC games that take up vast quantities of harddrive space, games on Blu-ray support much MUCH higher texture resolutions and higher quality audio files. Think of the Half-Life 2 cinematic mod or something. The large and more detailed texture files require more space. More space that an XBOX is incapable of having with DVDs. Whereas with a Blu-Ray disc, you have upwards of five times the space to store textures and sounds.

    If you have never seen the storage capacity of a Blu-Ray disc effect the visual aspects of a game, you should check out Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, on the Playstation 3 to see just how high texture resolution can get when you have as much space as a Blu-Ray to store it. This game is simply captivating when you focus just a small amount of attention to textures. Another great example is Gran Turismo 5. Both of these games optimize the Playstation 3 entirely, as do most PS3 exclusives, and pound for pound, most PS3 exclusives surpass most any XBOX game visually and audibly do to the utilization of the Blu-Ray disc.

    ...Of course, a High-Def television is required.
    Holy shit, that is so completely wrong. Most Xbox 360 games don't even use all the space on a single DVD, they don't need it. Both the PS3 and 360 lack to graphical power to use much larger textures. If the only problem with textures etc. was space, then PC games would have pretty much perfect textures, since they can use all the space they want.

  32. Post #912
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    November 2009
    2,137 Posts
    My Mum just ordered Toy Story 3 and Paranormal Activity on Blu-Ray. Are the good films and is the image quality good?

  33. Post #913
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    July 2005
    634 Posts
    nowadays Yamaha is sort of like Bose - you're only paying for the name, there's other shit that reigns king now.


    ie Onkyo reigns king when it comes to A/V receivers.
    Denon make just as good A/V receivers

  34. Post #914
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    April 2007
    534 Posts
    I got the Harry Potter 1-6 box set on blu-ray over Christmas. I know the first 4/5 weren't filmed in HD but they still look pretty decent with the HD bump.

  35. Post #915
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    November 2008
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    My Mum just ordered Toy Story 3 and Paranormal Activity on Blu-Ray. Are the good films and is the image quality good?
    I think Toy Story 3 has the best picture quality of all films so far.

  36. Post #916
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    October 2008
    934 Posts
    My blu ray collectetion keeps getting bigger everyday.

  37. Post #917
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    April 2007
    8,304 Posts
    Hmm which one of these is better for the price? I have gift cards to best buy hence why I'm buying from them.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+10x...rive&cp=1&lp=1

    or

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lite+On+...rive&cp=1&lp=2

    Edited:

    Wait the second one is $50 on newegg, and I don't mind getting it there (means I'll buy more blu rays at best buy). Is that drive any good?

    (newegg link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106292)

  38. Post #918
    M_B
    Also a fellow SHART fangirl
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    September 2005
    17,749 Posts
    Denon make just as good A/V receivers
    true but my main point was that Yamaha isn't the best anymore, still good, but overrated with better alternatives, especially with price in mind. sort of like Bravia, the flagship model is great while everything else is triumphed over by Samsung and maybe even LG (which isn't right as LG is a budget brand). and this is in terms of video/picture quality and paper specs alike - unless you get the highest end Bravia or Yamaha, you're really just paying for the brand.

    Edited:

    I think Toy Story 3 has the best picture quality of all films so far.
    Well, yes, but even Cars, the first Pixar Blu-Ray has the same A/V quality. Pixar hasn't really improved A/V quality aside for adding 7.1 with Toy Story 3.

    I myself am holding off on Toy Story 3 until a 3D version comes out, not sure why it hasn't already

  39. Post #919
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    April 2007
    8,304 Posts
    Eh I ordered that drive off newegg. Any suggestions as to what movies to get?

  40. Post #920
    BmB
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    August 2008
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    I got the Harry Potter 1-6 box set on blu-ray over Christmas. I know the first 4/5 weren't filmed in HD but they still look pretty decent with the HD bump.
    Presumably they were filmed on film.

    i.e. more than HD.
    Why is this misconception so common? Films weren't recorded on TV cameras before the invention of HD (It was only after )
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