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 Post subject: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 18:52 
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Mostly posting this for Zeta.

Today was a big Discotek day with many announcements.

Highlights for me are Kimagure Orange Road (all but the one separate movie) and Giant Robo on BD. Those are both pre-order material for me.

Also some more Lupin and mecha stuff. The new Lupin they announced is one of the weaker entries but I'll still buy it.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 20:13 
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Giant Robo on BR would be great. I guess I’ll wait until they post the rest of what’s coming out. I don’t see it mentioned anywhere yet.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 20:14 
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https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/statu ... 5472909312
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 20:23 
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Wow, they are releasing GE999
I'll probably not buy it since I'm keeping my Bluray to a minimum in the collection.
Want to have the older shittier PQ in my household.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 20:27 
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Yeah, it's an upscale but reportedly going to be better than the Japanese BD. Surprised that's going to be allowed, quite frankly. That one is on my wait for a sale list.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 21:09 
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KOR is interesting to hear though I have all the LDs and the one DVD movie that came out years ago.

I still need to get some of Discotek's titles at some point but some of them are out of print
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 21:26 
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I'm really not happy with the prospect of them abandoning DVD in favour of SDBD.

I mean sure the codec is better, but it just feels like I'm losing all the benefits of the DVD format in favour of a marginal improvement.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 21:35 
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takeshi666 wrote:
I'm really not happy with the prospect of them abandoning DVD in favour of SDBD.

I mean sure the codec is better, but it just feels like I'm losing all the benefits of the DVD format in favour of a marginal improvement.


As someone that has thousands of anime discs I really like SDBD for space saving reasons.

What would you say are the benefits of DVD?
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 22:38 
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gypsy wrote:

What would you say are the benefits of DVD?

Same as early LD, CD, Vinyl or any other format one would collect.

Can't remember the title right now but I have a film on DVD, its a flipper disc, one side widescreen the other listed as P/S but its actually open matte and you get much more image on the top and bottom with nothing lost on the sides.
Film felt cramped when watching the widescreen/matted version.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 00:52 
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Well region codes and accessibility mainly.

Discotek's DVD releases are usually multi-region (those cheeky buggers), but their blu-ray releases - including the SDBD ones - are not, so I don't even have to worry about region codes (which are also a lot easier to bypass than on blu-ray, so it'd hardly matter if they did actually code them to region 1). And by accessibility I mean I can stick them in just about anything to actually watch them - I have four different machines to watch them in, and even my parents have two so if I ever feel like taking them along for the holidays, I can. Whereas I have only one device capable of playing back region A blus, my PC's blu-ray drive, and I generally don't like watching my discs on my PC. I also get a lot of frame tearing when I do, and enabling vsync did not provide significant improvement.

I have an actual blu-ray player that's a US import but the damn thing is broken. It struggles to play blu-rays and sometimes powers down by itself for no reason, and then struggles to power back as well - I've had to physically take it apart a couple of times to get the disc out because it wouldn't power up. Ironically, it has little difficulty playing back DVDs.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 01:01 
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That's a fair point. Regions are basically a non-factor at this point with DVD, BD not so much. It's something I didn't think about at all because I have 3 standalone BD players and multiple US PS3/PS4 consoles. I don't really like using the consoles for that purpose, but it would be an emergency option if the players died.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 03:34 
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rein-o wrote:
gypsy wrote:

What would you say are the benefits of DVD?

Same as early LD, CD, Vinyl or any other format one would collect.

Can't remember the title right now but I have a film on DVD, its a flipper disc, one side widescreen the other listed as P/S but its actually open matte and you get much more image on the top and bottom with nothing lost on the sides.
Film felt cramped when watching the widescreen/matted version.


Nothing you mentioned is a unique advantage of DVD.

The only one I can think of is that there are tons of portable DVD players and laptops with DVD drives but almost none for BR.
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 Post subject: Re: Discotek Day
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 05:26 
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Its unique like first or early pressings of CDs, once the masses understand that its the only way to get correct colors or audio.

They may be inferior like LD but people still want to collect them once they truly pull the plug.
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