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AthlonXP1800
01-11-07, 06:10 AM
Finally about time Samsung has to put BD-P1000's image quality problem behind.

Samsung will ship cheaper $799 BD-P1200 Blu-ray Players in March 2007, it will feature a HQV - Hollywood Quality Video (http://www.siliconoptix.com/chipProducts/Realta.cfm?CFID=&CFTOKEN=5bb9c81ced550a4f-10C14432-7E90-E2A3-BA9220C865E4C2D4) processor that has the highest picture quality, it may will match or surpassed HD-DVD picture quality.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20070110195352.html

nekrosoft13
01-11-07, 07:46 AM
bla, USDHQV(Ultimate Super Duper Hollywood Quality Video) will be better, coming in BD-P1300

i don't care what they call its still the same, disc need to be encoded at higher quality and stop using mpeg2, not some post processing BS.

still to expensive at $799, HD-DVD still has upper hand

six_storm
01-11-07, 12:14 PM
still to expensive at $799, HD-DVD still has upper hand

Second that. They need to drop the player down to about $299 and then BR might have a chance at surviving a little longer.

mullet
01-11-07, 01:35 PM
Why wont BR just die already, I don't understand why people pay more for less.

ViN86
01-11-07, 04:46 PM
Why wont BR just die already, I don't understand why people pay more for less.
because they are sheep and they do what their TV tells them to.

OWA
01-11-07, 08:00 PM
Is this chart wrong? They look mostly the same to me (got the chart from Wiki) except it looks like blu-ray has more capacity (playback time) and higher max transfer rate.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/a35f243663.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

betterdan
01-11-07, 08:17 PM
Wouldn't the playback time depend on the compression used? I wonder which compression they were going by when they stated those times.

evilchris
01-11-07, 08:41 PM
Finally about time Samsung has to put BD-P1000's image quality problem behind.

Samsung will ship cheaper $799 BD-P1200 Blu-ray Players in March 2007, it will feature a HQV - Hollywood Quality Video (http://www.siliconoptix.com/chipProducts/Realta.cfm?CFID=&CFTOKEN=5bb9c81ced550a4f-10C14432-7E90-E2A3-BA9220C865E4C2D4) processor that has the highest picture quality, it may will match or surpassed HD-DVD picture quality.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20070110195352.html

The Toshiba XA2 has that chip. Match or surpass? Nope.

Rakeesh
01-11-07, 10:29 PM
i don't care what they call its still the same, disc need to be encoded at higher quality and stop using mpeg2, not some post processing BS.

Actually as a nearly universal rule MPEG-2 will always have better picture quality than MPEG-4. That is, it is closer to being lossless than MPEG-4 is in that it retains more of the original picture. The advantage to MPEG-4 is that you can use a higher resolution without using as much data as MPEG-2, but the overall picture would be more blurry than MPEG-2.

If you have enough capacity for a high resolution, high contrast MPEG-2 video, then there is no point in using MPEG-4, in fact using MPEG-4 instead would give you a worse picture in that case. You only use MPEG-4 when you want to keep a limited file size while keeping a picture that is comparable but not *quite* as good.

OWA
01-12-07, 01:05 AM
Just watched Kingdom of Heaven in MPEG-2@24MBPS and it looked pretty dang good. :)

AthlonXP1800
01-12-07, 06:26 AM
Why wont BR just die already, I don't understand why people pay more for less.

It was exactly the same thing I wondered about VHS in the early day of Betamax and VHS, I didnt understood why people bought the expensive 799/$1599 VHS recorders and one day my dad showed me the newspaper said that VHS won the UK war and Sony pulled Betamax out of UK market because everybody bought expensive VHS recorder that accounted for nearly every UK household owned a VHS recorder and all video rental stockists recognised there are a huge market for VHS and then they stopped stocked Betamax video rentals, and retailers stopped sell Betamax recorders.

Samsung BD-P1000 sell well here in the UK since launched in November 2006, alot of people here want Blu-ray and think here will be a huge market for Blu-ray after Sony ship Playstation 3 in March.