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Troy - Should I watch DVD (OAR) or HBOHD

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#1 OFFLINE   David_Levin



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Posted 03 July 2005 - 01:04 PM

In theory, the HBOHD should look better. But HBO modifies the video to fit the 16:9 screen. They Troy DVD is 2.35:1, so I assume HBO will be cropping it.

So, I took some screen shots (sorry, wasn't going for quality, just aspect ratio examples):

I'm pretty sure I caught the exact same scene.

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So, it actually looks like HBO is showing more image then the DVD. Was this thing shot matted (taller, then cropped for the DVD/theater)? Is this common?

I guess if I'm a purest I'd still watch the DVD since I assume that's how it was shown in the theatre.
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Posted 03 July 2005 - 01:16 PM

I've alwasys wondered how much you miss with the movies are not shown in OAR. From the screen shoot it would appear next to known but I dont know how that is possiable.

Do you find the DD5.1 from HBO comparabel to what is on the DVD as well?

#3 OFFLINE   David_Levin



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Posted 03 July 2005 - 01:23 PM

Sometimes I think the DVDs sound better (assuming both are DD 5.1). But I'm wondering if this might be my imagination.
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Posted 04 July 2005 - 04:17 AM

...From the screen shoot it would appear next to known but I dont know how that is possiable...



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Posted 04 July 2005 - 12:45 PM

As far as sound. I have found that in some cases the Audio on HD OTA is much better than what is on the DVD. I know for a fact that a lot of the ABC Disney HD presentations sounded a lot better than their DVD counterparts. My guess is it is two seperate processes in some cases in others you will get the same. Depends on how much work the producers want to do.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 02:01 PM

I know its a problem (for some) on 4:3 but I think 16:9 keeps enough of the picture that you are not missing anything.

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