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To get to your problem is it only the br disc of SF that you are having this trouble with?.
The difference between Blu ray and DVD is night and day.
I hear that the colour is said too be a light too bright on the DVD. Most reviews seem to say that the whites are a little too white and that overall the thing is a little off. This is most upsetting of news because I love what Peter Hunt and Michael Reed did on that movie in terms of cinematography.
The imagequality is excellent, it looks as if it was filmed last week. I have not noticed the light color, i thought it was pretty dark.
I have the SE DVD, which is just fantastic. I believe the UE DVDs in general are a tad darker. I like the SE better. As far as I heard, the BRs are more like the SE.
My Toshiba, purchased October 2010 went bust March of this year. That's a lousy 2 yrs and 5 months. It was an internal mechanical breakdown. It was displaying fine, until it stopped being able to load or position the disc properly.
I' ve never had a dvd player quit so early into its life.
Meanwhile, I was enjoying my 24 Bond blu-rays, but for CR67, as the player wouldn't play it, even though there was nothing wrong with the disc.
I must say they all looked fab on blu-ray.
I got greats deals on the 9 previously unreleased North America titles. Amazon Canada put them all up for sale at $7.99 each
2 and a half years seems not ok. But the warranty was probably 2years and 4months, right?
I had several of the cheapest DVD players, and they lastet many years. What I noticed is that scratched discs, as one often gets from rental, tend to waste the player.
The warranty was one year, so there was no help whatsoever from Toshiba. It was quite amazing how uninterested they were that their product busted so soon after purchase. They didn't even want to look at the machine. I've got my complaint registered with them, case # assigned, to no avail. It's just a file to them.
What I did learn that was even if the machine was under warranty, they simply provide a new one. Their people don't fix anything. They just look at the broke one, and compile data as to why warrantied machines break.
This was a mechanical defect of some sort. The display had not deteriorated, which is what usually happens with worn out dvd or cd players. The machine just can't read the discs anymore.
Pain in the butt though as I have no idea how to fix it. Could be a simple repair for someone familiar with machine operation.
Looks like I will have to buy a new machine. A different brand though this time.
In the meantime, I get by with my old dvd player. Too bad though, all Bond blu-ray playing is on hold.
That's just a problem with your TV trying to play a 24fps blu-ray at 60fps. Go into your blu ray settings and look for a "24p" mode.
I´ll try to get the shop replace me the disc. If the same problem is still there then, then so be it. Dvds are cheaper anyway, and I have no complaints about their picture quality.
Gave my Brother my old Panasonic player and as far as I know it's still going. As for DVD's being cheaper, the difference is pretty minimal these days if you know the places to shop.
I couldn't go back to DVD after tasting HD it's superior in every way. Yes you gets some naff transfers where the studio has taken no care at all and is looking to fleece you with the minimum upgrade but you also get the likes of Criterion who deliver quality after quality releases and their releases look utterly draw dropping on Blu ray. If the quality is what you say then you have a set up issue, faulty hardware or the freakiest faulty disc I've ever heard of as Skyfall looks utterly stunning on the premier format.
I wholeheartedly agree but they're going to keep putting these things out there as long as they will sell. They know that we will keep buying them.
There are a few comments I'd like to respond to.
Not a "deal breaker" for me either, as I did, in fact, buy the box set. That being said, if I can bug them enough to create small batch of matching blu-rays for the few people OCD enough to care like I do, then why not try?
I found your comment to be surprising. If you would prefer the discs match, then why not at least make that sentiment known to someone who might be in a position to do something about it? As for whoever would receive my petition being busy doing more important things, I reckon the companies are big enough that this isn't a problem. The guy or gal who would process our request isn't the same person currently scouting locations casting villains for Bond 24. Anyway, you seem like you agree with the petition so I'd love to have your support!
Yes, I agree with this being a problem as well, but I think that the problem with the blu-ray disc artwork is a lot easier for them to solve than creating new content. I suppose it's a matter of picking battles.
I understand both of your skepticism, but since you say it "would have been nice" and that you "would sign it" I hope you both signed the petition. If not, please do so! I don't expect everyone who agrees with me to care as much (or be as OCD) as me, and I know it is a long shot that it will accomplish anything but clicking, signing, and sharing is an easy thing to do and I appreciate anyone's help! Even if it doesn't get anything done, you can't win if you don't play!
Here is the link again, if anyone would like to add their support. Thanks!!
I remember about three years ago and I broke Disc One of my FRWL Ultimate Edition DVD so I ordered another copy online. I was mortified to find that what I had been sent was the new updated jacket sleeve (white and gold). Now it's bad enough that it gave me sleepless nights as it didn't match the other 19 DVD's but more than that, the design was utterly appalling.
That's the OCD in me though I guess and doesn't really help to the debate going on here. Just thought I'd use the opportunity to get it off my chest.
As a footnote to this however, I do remember when DAD was released on DVD in early '03, I was concerned that the jacket cover was not going to match up but it was actually released with a two sided cover, the reserve of the jacket sleeve was designed for the 'Special Edition'. I wonder why this has not been done for any of the DVD's since?
I may be cynical but it could be a ploy to make us constantly update our collections when MGM decide to re-release the films featuring swanky new artwork and new bonus features. It's a similar tactic whenever a new Bond Theme CD is released, it never has the most recent song on it. Why the "Best of Bond...James Bond. 50 Years. 50 Tracks" CD couldn't have included Skyfall, I don't know.
But as far as petitions go? They can carry some weight when they're being aimed at the government but a multi-billion dollar corporation? No, I don't think they'll care for second.
In honest opinion the Special Edition 1999/2000 Dvd Covers were much better than the current Ultimate Special Edition
My Hall of Shame:
All of Brosnan's except GE
Is your hall of shame based on underwhelming quality of picture and sound for the films listed, @OHMSS69?
That'll be a big fat NO.