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Old 05-09-2006, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Well I have seen it all - First Sony presentation outside of the shows for Blue Ray

It was stunning.

Started off with a technical discussion by Ernie Black from Sony (did not get the other guys names).

The showed some 1080p trailers starting with Spiderman2. We viewed it on a 50" SXRD RPTV so we went from 1080p to 1080i (input to the SXRD) to 1080p native resolution of the SXRD. It was impressive. We then saw Click (Adam Sadler) but I got blown away by the Fifth Element. The details and color are amazing.

We ended that demo with trailer for the Davinci Code. Sigh - I want to see that movie in my house on a 1080p setup

There were some questions that were not important and them we were free for the next room that had a Blue Ray player hooked to a Sony VPL-VW100 SXRD front projector that did straight 1080p all the way projecting on to a 8 ft Stewart screen. The movie " Lawrence of Arabia" was a blue ray disc that Sony made specifically for this presentation. The scenes were 3D like and you could see the depth in the scenes - literally - it was the most brilliant viewing I have ever seen as you really thought you were looking out a window. To not have action scenes allowed one to concentrate on the amount of detail. This was the best picture I have ever witnessed.

The picture then went into a 50/50 with the left 480p and the right half 1080p ( so the 480p was up converted to 1080p - so it represented what DVDs will look like with the player -it up converts to 1080p and if you did not have the true 1080p on the right - you would have been pleased with the picture.


The specs for Blue ray and it's excellent storage and data transfer rate makes it the clear winner in the market since 90% of the software was committed to Blue Ray. I had thought I would get a univeral player but with 90% of the material commited to Blue-Ray - no need for one.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:29 AM   #2
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Default Where was this at? Is it traveling around the country? Sorry if this sounds dumb, just looking for

an audition. : )
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:12 AM   #3
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Default It was at local high end store in Denver/Boulder area called Listen Up. It appears Sony started this

to counter the bus tour that the folks at HD-DVD are doing around the country. It appeared that Sony folks worked on this for the past two weeks in planning it - They did a presentation that was not much better than slide shows I would use for my projects at work. However, the data they presented and was much better than what I have seen in the magazines till now and clearly showed me why Blue-Ray is the clear choice (data transfer rate is the clear leading factor - as well as the fact that 90% of the software has commitment to be in Blue-Ray [this means you do not have to have a Universal player])

So keep an eye out in your local newspapers - or talk to any high end stores that carry Sony TVs to see if there are plans for you locally<ul><li><a href="http://www.listenup.com/servlet/UpdateEngine/?FUELAP_SITEDBID=SITE%5F%2D66&amp;FUELAP_OP=FUELOP _NewScreen&amp;PAGE_ID=LUPAGE%5F21759302&amp;TRAIL 1=LUPAGE%5F71122&amp;M=1&amp;SECTION_ID=LUPAGE%5F2 1759302&amp;FUELAP_TEMPLATENAME=lu%5Fg
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:06 AM   #4
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Default Where did you read that 90% of the content is going to be Blu-Ray?

Last I checked, the movie studios seemed to be rather split between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, with some providing both.
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:25 AM   #5
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Default That was data they submitted at the presentation

So yes if you look at those that will present both - only Univeral is not doing Blue-Ray and they only have 10% of the content.
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:24 PM   #6
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Default 10%? Where the hell do u get that? I work for universal and I know we have more then 10. lol.

And we're still on the fence...
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Default then get the f off the fence - Blue ray is leaps and bounds a better technology

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Default I hope they do, the T-rex scene in Jurassic Park was always 1 of my favorite demos back in the day.

Of course I'm not sure how much detail was left out of that movie in original DVD, hell I own that on Laserdisc too.
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Default If the Lawrence of Arabia blue ray is any indication - you will love it.

HD-DVD will not live up to the standard of blue-ray on the bigger screens - it might be OK for 50-60" and lower.
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Default Are you saying that HD-DVD won't be able to display 1080p?

Digital data is digital data. I don't see why if both technologies can display the same 1080p format, why one would produce a better image than the other. I understand that Blu-Ray can store more data. Are you saying that Blu-ray recordings will be less compressed than HD-DVD?
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