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Anyone want some full resolution HD DVD screenshots?

At long last, I can now take full resolution 1920x1080 captures of HD DVD titles with no loss in image quality, thanks to Lyris, who figured out a way of accessing the disc contents using a bunch of programs and splitters. This is a fairly time-consuming process, so I’m not going to be able to provide captures of every single title in my collection, but I decided to dig out some of the best-looking ones to give you some idea of what the format is capable of.

King Kong
(Universal, UK, VC-1, 26.7 GB)

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Serenity
(Universal, UK, VC-1, 18.3 GB)

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Silent Hill
(Concorde, Germany, VC-1, 21.0 GB)

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Click the images above to view them full size.

Hopefully, when my laptop arrives at some point later this week, I’ll be able to do the same with Blu-ray titles, provided the process doesn’t turn out to be too different.

Also, stay tuned for my first ever DVD-to-HD DVD image comparisons! I’m still trying to decide on an appropriate format for presenting them (given that a single high definition capture exceeds the resolution of most people’s displays, some changes will obviously have to be made as compared to the current format), so I probably won’t be posting anything along these lines for a couple of days, but it’s very exciting to finally get to the stage of being able to offer readers of the site a clear demonstration of the massive leap in quality offered by the high definition formats.

 
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007 at 4:53 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | HD DVD | Technology

 
Comments

1.

Impressive! And thanks for the nice effort, as asual.

Posted by: MCP, September 24, 2007 9:23 PM

2.

Great job!!!!

Posted by: ARCVILE, September 26, 2007 1:43 AM

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