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Dec 26 2013, 5:24pm

Post #1 of 11 (577 views)
AUJ EE DVD Can't Post

Just watching the normal DVD and the quality is really poor, even compared to LOTR DVDs. It has this weird blur when people move. Anyone else find this?


Dec 26 2013, 5:29pm

Post #2 of 11 (313 views)
Mine are [In reply to] Can't Post

fantastic in quality...truly amazing in Blu Ray and really good in the standard form.


Dec 26 2013, 5:31pm

Post #3 of 11 (304 views)
I have it [In reply to] Can't Post

on both BluRay and DVD and I haven't noticed any problems. Both are fantastic in quality. It might just be your copy.

(This post was edited by m.summers343 on Dec 26 2013, 5:32pm)


Dec 26 2013, 5:40pm

Post #4 of 11 (296 views)
24fps [In reply to] Can't Post

Its probably the 24 fps conversion.

Or your DVD player/TV


Dec 26 2013, 6:10pm

Post #5 of 11 (256 views)
Strange [In reply to] Can't Post

As it's the same on my mac book pro as on DVD player- and I have another copy of it and it is exactly the same problem! Very odd. I've got a HD download from iTunes which is much better


Dec 26 2013, 6:14pm

Post #6 of 11 (232 views)
sorry to hear that [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember a similar blur when I watched it in theaters, but both my theatrical edition and extended edition play fine on the TV and computer. Maybe you got a bad disc? Unsure

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Tol Eressea

Dec 26 2013, 6:26pm

Post #7 of 11 (220 views)
Maybe a bad disc or player issue? [In reply to] Can't Post

I have it on BluRay and a streaming copy for my Apple TV and both transfers look great.

Unsure I'd take your discs back and get a replacement if no other dvd is doing that in your player.

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Dec 26 2013, 9:02pm

Post #8 of 11 (159 views)
Yep, seems to be 24 fps [In reply to] Can't Post

In each of my viewings of the Hobbit films in 2D and 24 fps, in varied theaters and on varied DVD, Blu-Ray and computer drives, any shots involving motion (especially panning across CG elements) strobe unpleasantly. In all 3D showings, no such ill effects seem to occur.


Dec 26 2013, 9:34pm

Post #9 of 11 (151 views)
What's the DVD like? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm guessing it's on 2 discs? What are the menus like? similar to the Blu-rays?


Dec 26 2013, 9:58pm

Post #10 of 11 (135 views)
Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

It is 2 discs (for the film, 3 other discs of extra stuff) and the menu begging with an entry to bag end where the door swings open and there is then a menu with that entrance to bag end in the back drop.


Dec 29 2013, 2:12pm

Post #11 of 11 (43 views)
try... [In reply to] Can't Post

turning off 100Hz refresh rate on your TV... I find it doesn't work very well on the vast majority of material. This could be why your iTunes version looks better.

As for the LotR discs looking better, there is no doubt the two trilogies have a different digital set-up. And might not be for the better when paired with certain equipment.

However - don't forget that the originl trilogy actually looked pretty awful. That was the whole point in introducing HFR.


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