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    Default HD-DVD Reference Quality - Recommendation?

    So, I will get the HD-DVD XBOX360 Player next week, along with King Kong (hopefully), any other recommendation movie to check out? Strictly from stunning PQ and/or SQ? I wish they do the Band of Brothers on HD-DVD, then that would be an easy purchase.

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    Grand Prix

    Strictly PQ...Aeon Flux

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    Congrats on the new player, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

    Go here...

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hp?t=705387ere.

    Corpse Bride is my favorite for PQ.

    BTW, Band of Brothers is coming soon! Check out www.thelookandsoundofperfect.com

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    cool, thanks....how' about any released one? I guess the other criteria would be it needs to be good for repeat viewing...
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    For both picture and sound:

    Batman Begins (TrueHD)
    Phantom of the Opera (TrueHD)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    M:I 3
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    Thanks Ron.

    I am tempted to get the M:I Ultimate Edition HD-DVD pack. Is it worthed? I have all the SD version.
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    Hmm... so far all those movie recommendations would make me NOT want to get HD.

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    I find the opposite; Phantom, Serenity, The Italian Job; all top favorites of mine and worth the jump into HD-DVD. Heck, I'd jump into BD as well but not at $1k+ for a player.

    The M:I 3 disk is one of the best yet, but I am reading that King Kong tops them all, best HD-DVD to date.
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    The Corpse Bride has the best PQ I have seen yet on HD DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-P
    The M:I 3 disk is one of the best yet, but I am reading that King Kong tops them all, best HD-DVD to date.
    I own both and would have to say that the image quality is King Kong really is jaw-dropping and better between the two. However, MI:III is very nice as well. The other movie I have is V for Vendetta and while it still looks very nice I think it is the weakest out of them all.
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    I'm holding off on Kong. We all know an EE is coming and hopefully it will have a TrueHD track as well. No need to buy the HD-DVD now while I own the SD-DVD and knowing the HD-DVD EE is coming.
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    I've read over at AVS that Vendetta's TrueHD sound track is one of the best so far, but I havn't heard it for myself yet. I think it's next on the netflix queue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    The Corpse Bride has the best PQ I have seen yet on HD DVD.
    Agreed. I'm watching it on Bluray and the quality is beyond compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    Grand Prix

    Strictly PQ...Aeon Flux
    The sound is terrific too on Aeon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    The sound is terrific too on Aeon.
    It's a lousy movie though. Anyone with HD-DVD player does need to see Grand Prix, it's amazing what a 1966 movie can look like. By far the best movie to show your friends of the HD capabilities. It was shot in 70mm...

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    king kong is good. About anything animated. The Hulk is good too although not a huge fan of either movie

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    Is the hulk better in HD than the regular DVD was? I don't remember the Hulk DVD getting anything nice said about it.

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    SORRY to keep linking over 'there', but good info can be found on that site.

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    the hulk looks great. can't say the same about the actual story and movie progression, but the video and sound are awesome.
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    Apparently according to Hi-defdigest, http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/880/hotfuzz.html Hot Fuzz is a must have HD-DVD. I purchased it but haven't had the time to sit down and watch it. Going to try and watch it tonight with the wife so if I do get the chance, i'll post my thoughts tomorrow.
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    A guy over at AVS posted these pics of Hot Fuzz, pretty big difference, lots more detail

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    Heres the link, the pics look alot better here.
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=885362
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    to be honest, i didn't care for that british humor at all. bored me to tears and fell asleep half-way through hot fuzz. of course, my recliners had a hand in that as well... pq was really good. but i don't know how people claim this to be THE hd dvd by which to judge others. also, the constant barrage of bass tones from closing doors and what not got old quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIZILL View Post
    to be honest, i didn't care for that british humor at all. bored me to tears and fell asleep half-way through hot fuzz. of course, my recliners had a hand in that as well... pq was really good. but i don't know how people claim this to be THE hd dvd by which to judge others. also, the constant barrage of bass tones from closing doors and what not got old quickly!
    I felt the same way about Hot Fuzz, but Shaun of the Dead wasn't bad.
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    Is it just me or do those screen shots have that annoying green tint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakelm View Post
    Is it just me or do those screen shots have that annoying green tint?
    I'd say just that particular pic for some reason. i didn't find any certain 'tint' to the movie. but i was bored to tears.... so take that for what it's worth. being that alot of the movie was shot outdoors in a bright environment surely contributed to the PQ.

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    Its the dark scenes that show true quality
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    I love HD.

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    300 was a cool HD DVD movie. I need to get an Elite 360 for HDMI out.
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    yea it was great, although the grainy way it was shot detracted from the pq a bit. i dunno, maybe i was just annoyed with it, but the sound was fantastic, and the story was awesome too. it looked really good when there were close ups of people's faces, and things.
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