Where the wild things are on Blu Ray

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Re: Where the wild things are on Blu Ray

#46 Post by RAI » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:05 pm

BBB, the disc was shot at 720, so that's all you're going to get.
There is a setting in your PS3 to allow for upscaling, if you want to do that...

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Re: Where the wild things are on Blu Ray

#47 Post by Big Bad Bill » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:28 am

Thanks Rai, that's what I suspected-the resolution of this Blu-Ray is not comparable to that of the latest feature films. What is the definition of 'high definition in that case and does WTWTA meet that criteria?

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Re: Where the wild things are on Blu Ray

#48 Post by anuj » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:18 pm

720p is HD. Most feature films on blu-ray are 1080p.

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Re: Where the wild things are on Blu Ray

#49 Post by Big Bad Bill » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:59 am

Thanks for that, Anuj. As i posted earlier, seeing Steve's hands and guitar larger than life on my TV screen was a startlingly enjoyable site which remained even when paused.

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Re: Where the wild things are on Blu Ray

#50 Post by Kyo » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:28 am

Big Bad Bill wrote:Oh, OK. So the 1080dpi of all the other Blu-Rays I have is just 'overkill' and produces and imperceptible increase in resolution? I wonder why they do that?
It's not overkill, it depends on your TV set. If it has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (full HD or 1080p), you will benefit from a disc mastered at 1080p. If it is merely "HD ready" (usually a resolution of 1366x768 or something like that), you will miss out on some of the detail of a 1080p image.

Material mastered in 720p can have advantages compared to 1080p because 1080p doesn't offer full 60 frames per second. It's either 24 frames as with movies (1080p24), 30 full frames or 60 half-frames at 1080i (which would have the full motion data, but only at half the vertical resolution). 720p on the other hand has a lower resolution, but is specified as 1280x720 pixels at 60 full frames.

Now I don't know if the new Vai Blu-ray disc takes advantage of those 60 fps, but I wanted to explain why a 1080p signal from a Blu-ray Disc is not necessarily superior to 720p.

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Re: Where the wild things are on Blu Ray

#51 Post by ocuj » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:27 am

As I said in the other thread: I bought it today at a local music store. I just watched the concert. But I also started to watch it for a second time but with the audio comments of the band members & Mikey.
What can I say? This dvd...it's....awesome at any level.
I'm going through a difficult period in my personal life at this moment but this concert registration has fully loaded me with positive energy.Unbelievable...I call it the VAI-effect.
This was the perfect band for this show. They all really belong there and they all really deliver. Tasteful art work & nice video effects. I'm really happy with all of it!!!
Steve, band, crew: Mission accomplished!!! :D

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