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Harmy

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2-Feb-2010
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5-Dec-2019
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http://revengeofthejedi.wz.cz

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#1308622
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The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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To me, the blu-ray looks by far the best - sure, the waxines is a problem, but since it still has way more detail, adding some grain should solve that. And even the HDTV seems to have more detail - the problem there is the compression, which eats a lot of the detail up. Check out the handlebars on this picture:
http://www.framecompare.com/screenshotcomparison/J1BJCNNU

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#1304664
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Rodney-2187 said:

Harmy said:

http://www.framecompare.com/image-compare/screenshotcomparison/J1BEFNNU

The Disney+ frame looks the best to me, but I am completely unqualified to properly evaluate.

The Despecialized will continue to be my prefered, because I just can’t stand the special edition changes. I don’t need to see Jedi Rocks any clearer.

Yeah, it looks the best to me too but by a surprisingly small margin considering that both 4K77 and DeEd are scanned from theatrical prints and DeEd is 720p.
But hopefully soon, someone will post some screens of the highest bit rate 4K stream from D+, so we can see properly.

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#1304540
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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If that’s the case, which honestly, it probably is, then the quality of it seems to be pretty bad. I’ll probably be sticking to the BD for Despecialized because at least there we know what changes were made to it and the quality seems comparable, if not better.

I’d really like someone to post a comparison screenshot of that ROTJ Luke shot from 4K83 and DEED v2.5. Can’t do it myself right now as I’m at work.

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#1304525
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Looking at the screenshots posted so far, it does look like a new master but not necessarily a new scan, because the clarity/detail level is comparable to or worse than the 2004 masters.
It might be that they simply found the 2004 digital masters before the color grading and sharpening and upscaled them and gave them a new grade, which would have been necessary for HDR anyway.

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#1267784
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Well, the descriptive audio I included was the only version I ever found. If someone can supply a better one, I’d be happy to replace it in the future.

Also, guys, I need to contact g-force and he’s not replying to any of my messages. Does anybody here have an email or some other contact for him? If so, please PM me. Thanks!

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#1263184
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I personally only watch 3D at home. The 3D in theaters is usually murky and there’s ghosting, so I gave up on that. But at home on the 120" projection screen, it helps to make it feel more like a real theatrical experience, since when watching 3D, I kinda lose the sense of the actual size of the screen, so it sort of smears the difference between sitting close to a smaller screen at home and sitting further away from a large screen in a theater. So I’m not happy at all that home 3D is dying. Luckily, unlike TVs, most new projectors are still 3D capable and so are most new BD players.