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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#41 Post by adilothman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

jchoong wrote:A bonus from BD is the Special Features; I particularly enjoy those features where they show how the special effects were created and captured on film. The Special Feature on Transformers is a thrill to watch; it is fascinating to see the cutting edge technology being used!
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Offtopic but one of the top scenes for me was the C-130 firing the 105mm sabot rounds in the Qatari desert. If you have any wet dreams of wanting to relive that part, you should buy Call of Duty 4 where in one stage of the game you are the gunner on a C-130 and having three massive guns to choose from - including the 105mm rounds - basically shooting infantry and tanks on the ground. Can't get any better than that!
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#42 Post by naim » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:02 pm

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#43 Post by jchoong » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:10 pm

adilothman wrote: Jchoong,

Offtopic but one of the top scenes for me was the C-130 firing the 105mm sabot rounds in the Qatari desert. If you have any wet dreams of wanting to relive that part, you should buy Call of Duty 4 where in one stage of the game you are the gunner on a C-130 and having three massive guns to choose from - including the 105mm rounds - basically shooting infantry and tanks on the ground. Can't get any better than that!
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Unfortunately I don't have a PS3; in any case I'm too old for video games anyway. Ha! Ha!

BTW, I just ordered from Amazon: Dark Knight (US$23.99), Wall-E (US$19.99) and Blade Runner (US$24.99). Was also interested in Band of Brothers (6 discs!) but found it too expansive. CNY is round the corner, so must keep some cash for angpows!

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#44 Post by jchoong » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:19 pm

On concerts, I have 3 BD that are excellent:

1. Celine Dion in Las Vegas - fantastic performance and superb audio/video to match.
2. Elton John 60, Live at Madison Square - concert to celebrate his 60th BD. Wow, did not realise he plays the piano so well.
3. Roy Orbison - Black & White - this is for the older folks who can remember Roy. Filmed in black & white, but covered a bunch of his greatest hits performed with his friends viz Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, K.D. Lang and many others. This is actually my favourite!

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#45 Post by trajet2b » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:30 pm

abang jchoong, can i loan your BD library? :mrgreen:

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#46 Post by jchoong » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:59 pm

Adek Trajet,

Anytime lah; I'm serious. Just pm me to arrange. It is actually a good thing to do - loan from one another. The BDs stays in the drawer for months before they get played again; so sharing will improve its usage.

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#47 Post by FrancisTLim » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:34 pm

jchoong wrote:I have bought about 20 BDs over the past 2 months from Amazon - last one was Sleeping Beauty for my grand-daughters! I read about Dark Knight, but my last Amazon purchase was in late Nov, and it was not released yet. Well need to get back to Amazon again and pick up about 4-5 pcs to make it worthwhile.
I thought all video media brought into the country MUST go through the cencorship board? I think they charge a fixed amount cencorship fee (was it $10 or something like that) for each disc to pass it and put a sticker on it. Has the law changed?
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#48 Post by jchoong » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:46 pm

When I first brought in DVDs from Amazon (USA and UK) a couple of years ago, the first few shipments were inspected and I had to pay a fee. After that there was no more inspection. Either I have a "good record" with them or the practice of inspection has stopped altogether.

(Edited: I am based in Spore; above is my experience in Spore)
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#49 Post by aceedburn » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:37 pm

I saw some BDs going cheap at cdwow.com, all titles selling under RM60.00, free shipping worldwide.I've ordered more than 40-50 times from them and delivery to malaysia takes a maximum of 6-7 days.
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#50 Post by jchoong » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:48 pm

Thanks for sharing. I just popped into the site and did a quick browse. Looks like this is a UK based outlet. Won't there be a problem with zone compatibility for BDs? Unless the BD is zone-free, otherwise if it zoned for Europe, we won't be able to play the BDs. In any case, looking at the new releases, their prices look high.

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