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HD DVD screen captures

Ha! They told me it couldn’t be done. In fact, the studios did everything in their power to make things impossible, but the old adage applies: if it can be encrypted, it can be decrypted. The images below are from the UK version of Serenity, and, as far as I can tell, there is no downscaling going on, although I’m still not 100% certain, as there is a certain sheen of softness to these images that isn’t present when watching them on a TV. (It may be that the software decoding of PowerDVD isn’t as effective as it could be.) Anyway, click the thumbnails below for larger versions.







Obtaining these screen captures is a rather long and tedious process that I won’t go into here for fear of swarms of Hollywood dragoons descending on me, but, suffice to say, it would appear that the impossible is in fact possible.

Posted: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 10:18 AM | Comments: 2
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Technology



In fact, the studios did everything in their power to make things impossible

Why? In fact, given sites like DVD Times, isn't that rather counter-productive? 'Well, this HD-DVD looks stunning, but unfortunately I can't show you anything.'

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, January 29, 2007 7:13 PM


Exactly. I can’t understand it myself. As far as I can tell, they’re paranoid that someone is going to pirate these films by stepping through them one frame at a time and pressing the “PrintScreen” button over and over. It’s completely moronic.

Posted by: Whiggles, January 29, 2007 7:16 PM

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