About Blueray Quality

I have couple blueray disk movie, it seem to me that they are not all the same quality.

for example:
casino royal, the movie was so cristal clear that fell i was there.
i can not say the same thing for twilight. But they are all blueray movie.

i compare twilight SD and blueray, it is all most the same quality of image.

I am using ps3.

So, my question is why somes blueray movie are better quality then others?

i wounder if those compagnie try to treak us with all HD blueray release, but the movies are not even in HD. If the movies look likae Casino Royal, I will definitively buy HD, but if it look like twilight, SD is cheaper.

And then how do I know about quality before buying a new HD movie?

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No, not all Blu discs are created equally.

The quality depends on the original source as well as the transfer. Often times, studios will upconvert a standard definition copy used for DVD to HD, and then call that Blu-ray.

Smaller companies like Summit Entertainment, which produced Twilight, are probably saving money on their product by cutting corners on the transfer and the authoring. I would also guess that the original movie was likely not as well produced as something coming for a major studio. (I have not seen it, so can’t comment)

Casino Royal is coming from Sony, so you’d expect them to fully take advantage of Blu.

The best way to know the quality is to read online reviews.

Check out blu-ray.com

http://www.bluray.com

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So every time we want to buy a movie, we have to check if the quality is worth or not.

BLue Ray, they really doesn’t help them self.

[QUOTE=kivawolf;2287327]thank

So every time we want to buy a movie, we have to check if the quality is worth or not.

BLue Ray, they really doesn’t help them self.[/QUOTE]

I suggest you do like many of us do… rent it first and see if the HD content is worth your while… if yes, then buy it.

Animated films like Kung Fu Panda and such, would not be worth getting in Bluray. Some, like Wanted, has a lot of ‘grain’, but was still worth getting in Bluray IMHO.

Bluray.com doesn’t always let us know of the HD level of the Blurays, so wouldn’t help us at all in those cases.

[QUOTE=MBK;2287329]I suggest you do like many of us do… rent it first and see if the HD content is worth your while… if yes, then buy it.

Animated films like Kung Fu Panda and such, would not be worth getting in Bluray. Some, like Wanted, has a lot of ‘grain’, but was still worth getting in Bluray IMHO.

Bluray.com doesn’t always let us know of the HD level of the Blurays, so wouldn’t help us at all in those cases.[/QUOTE]

I assume you typed the word “not” by accident. If there is any type of films that IS worth getting on Blu-Ray then it’s Animated Films (Pixar/Disney and Dreamworks for sure!!). Kung Fu Panda is amazing in both sound and picture quality on Blu-Ray… Together with “Cars” (or Tingerbell though that’s a really bad film) are THE films to show off the ultimate quality of 1080p.

@kivawolf… To get a Dolby license for your film, a representative of Dolby has to be present at the final mix. This guarantees good Audio. Same for DTS if I understood right. To cover the visual material you should at least check in IMDB how the film was shot. Check this page for example to see the details for the new Harry Potter film.

Both will give you an idea of the likeliness that the blu-ray will have superior quality over the DVD.

Also note you can’t always trust a consumers review. Most people bought an moderate HDTV (size over quality) and except for the audiophiles a lot of people have a terrible soundsystem (even though they “Think” they purchased something good). Use cheap cables, buy a bad Blu-Ray player you name it…

Meaning that on their system the video or sound might seem equal quality to the DVD, while infact the difference might be present on a good setup. The source material is not always as good, whichwill make the difference smaller, but could still be reason enough to buy it if you have good equipment, even if it’s mainly for the audio.

I check the reviews on Blu Ray Digest first… http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/

Some transfers, just like DVD and HD DVD before it, are better than others. Even when the source material is very old amazing results can be produced, for example The Third Man.

Yes! I use highdefdigest.com as well - they are pretty good at doing reviews.

And as mentioned earlier - it comes down to the source (film - how well was it originally shot including the lens and camera used, what format was it, the condition of the original, the alignment of the scans), the restoration (so how well the blemishes have been touched up, colour corrected, and so on) but also the encode - so how well the bitrate was allocated, how much bitrate there is available (size of disc) and what codec was used.

Some people have “preferences” - some people seem to insist H264 is softer than VC-1 and MPEG2, and MPEG2 is more grainy. It may even have to do with your playing software or your graphic card and any post-processing that it might do to “touch up” the image. Sometimes, especially for the “rare” 1080i - the sharpness can be impacted on by the deinterlacer used and how the pullup/pulldown is done fieldwise. DVD’s can be upscaled to HD and look beautiful provided the right de-interlacing is done. Do it wrong and you get a blurry mess.