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bilditup1

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#599823
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Star Wars Trilogy LP Preservations (Released)
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7FN said:

Those files were from my 2008 version 1 transfers. Different turntable setup, LPs, not professionally cleaned etc etc. Leaving the issue of high-res vs. standard-res audio to one side, the version 2s are wayyyy better in every respect. I'd delete the version 1s...

Somehow missed all of your responses to my posts in this thread. Should subscribe.

I only meant that they weren't mp3s - understood from the thread that this new transfer was much better than the old 2008 one.

And as I said - and without wishing to appear like some audio-snob - you need a decent Hi-Fi seperates system to appreciate high-res files. I'm a very firm believer in the less digital processing you do to a file, the better. Converting from 24/96 to 16/44.1 is yet more processing/changing of the original signal... If you want the 'purist' version of my LP transfers, 24/96 is it. Though the Izotope SRC did do a very good job of converting these to 16 bit files, I must say.

Awesome. I have a pretty decent low-end system (TCA Gizmo (page 17), WAF-1 (page 8),  DAC-WOW) but the DAC is the USB version and won't do 24-bit. I'll eventually upgrade but not any time soon.

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#599814
Topic
team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (Released)
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lurker77 said:

And DVD-R (not +R) for maximum compatibility.

Nope. DVD+R with a bitsetting drive > DVD-R. Also has better error correcting features. Bitsetting is trivial to use nowadays; it's just a setting in ImgBurn. Granted you have to set it each and every time you begin the program but I thought that bitsetting (e.g. so that the DVD+R appears as a DVD-ROM to any player reading it) was something that everybody knew about by now...

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#599807
Topic
Star Wars Trilogy LP Preservations (Released)
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7FN said:

bilditup1 said:

7FN said:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Soundtrack-Return-of-The-Jedi-vinyl-LP-1983-RSO-Records-SEALED-/380464231784?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item58956f7568#ht_1029wt_689

If anybody is feeling flush enough to buy this and send it over, I'd transfer it to high-res like the others, and give the owner a couple DVDs (and send the LP back, of course!) containing all the existing transfers by way of thanks.

7FN.

Dude I'm not done listening to even the first disc of your release yet, but I am on board. If I could have the seller send it directly to wherever you are I'll do it, too. I'd wanna have it back at the end of the process though

-e

 

Thanks for the offer mate - very much appreciated. However thinking about it even a sealed new LP is no guarantee of a good pressing, and for that price it would be a gamble. You couldn't really send it back again if there was a fault, especially after sending it out to me first. Even more of a gamble would be sending it over to the UK, and from the UK back again to yourself, without it getting bent/damaged en route. If you'd be willing to risk all that, then cool. If not, I'm still keeping an eye out for a mint pressing here in the UK. They turn up fairly often so it shouldn't take too long.

Hmm, well how are you supposed to know whether it is a good pressing before you buy it regardless? At least if it's new you know that nobody has futzed with it before, right? So lemme know if you change your mind. The obstacle here might be getting them to send it to you, if the guy requires PayPal confirmed. As you say, two transatlantic trips before you even receive it is worse than none, and more expensive to boot. It wouldn't take so long as I'm on the Atlantic seaboard but would still of course add to the time and cost. But sellers all have diff policies, so I'll see if I could talk them into it - they tend to listen to you more when you have perfect feedback - in the event you decide to go through with it.

Re feedback (the other kind) and common courtesy - I feel your pain, and do hope you change your mind on that front, too. Unfortunately this kinda thing is often thankless :(

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#599365
Topic
Info: Original 35mm Theatrical Versions of SE Trilogy and Prequel Trilogy 1997-2005
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Jetrell Fo said:

bilditup1 said:

Jetrell Fo said:

I saw this today over at the 35mm forum.....

Star Wars New Hope $995.00

No other info posted about it though....anyone with extra change lying around may want to inquire and jump on it.

:)

It's in the Halloween for Sale thread.....

they still didn't approve me for that yet. who do you have to know to get in there!?

It took me 2 tries to get in......seems the atmosphere is quiet and casual so maybe they miss the requests they get....LOL

 

And they weren't annoyed by that? Did you at least use diff emails, or do they really not care?

-e

 

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#599271
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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JasonQG said:

bilditup1 said:

'Recovering' eh? ...ho boy.

It's a 12-step program, and I might have a few steps left.

I'm always available to help with the 'negative reinforcement' aspect :)

As for that...it is essentially explained by making 'George's Original Unaltered Trilogy' the title of that quadrant of the screen...I trust ppl can figure it out. If not maybe a small Puggo-style intro can run through those terms

 

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#599246
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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JasonQG said:

I have been following this amazing thread for a while, but not having grown up watching Star Wars a million times, I haven't had anything to contribute until now.  But as a recovering grammar nazi

'Recovering' eh? ...ho boy. (I only skimmed but I'm sure the comments were helpful.)

As for 'the GOUT', I always thought of that as an OT.com in-joke, e.g. referring to it as some kind of diseased version - e.g. referencing the now-archaic way of referring to maladies with a definite article. As in, 'the influenza', 'the polio', 'the consumption', 'the grep'. (And I'd be shocked if nobody ever said 'the gout'!) It's a convention of these boards by now, and saying it without 'the' is by now awkward...

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#599048
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
Time

CatBus said:

bilditup1 said:

There's been a minute but detectable uptick in interest even at the spleen since Simon Pegg's tweet

And I'm also seeing an uptick in subtitle requests, all strangely specifying that they want them for Empire and Jedi, as if they already have them for Star Wars...

So I think it's safe to say that whatever surge in interest we're seeing is global, and that people are following up watching Star Wars DeEd 2.0 with watching Empire and Jedi 1.0.

Most definitely - there's been an uptick at spleen for Empire and Jedi, and I'm also seeding an mkv torrent of the 1.0s elsewhere which has picked up a whole lot over the last week. I posted in the thread over there that this is NOT what Simon Pegg was talking about and that the 2.0 blows the 1.0 out of the water but I'm not sure I got through to them, heh

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#598697
Topic
Star Wars 1977 70mm sound mix recreation [stereo and 5.1 versions now available] (Released)
Time

hairy_hen said:

The 448 on the DVD is legit: I sent it to him a few days ago, but neglected to post the links here as well.  Here they are:

part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

Looks like those links are now dead. I deleted the file by mistake and want it back...has anyone posted it to newsgroups? i'm not sure if the version there is the original one with high freq problems or the new one.

edit: there seems to be one that was posted on sept 2, but that seems too early for the corrected version.

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#598672
Topic
Info: Original 35mm Theatrical Versions of SE Trilogy and Prequel Trilogy 1997-2005
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

I saw this today over at the 35mm forum.....

Star Wars New Hope $995.00

No other info posted about it though....anyone with extra change lying around may want to inquire and jump on it.

:)

It's in the Halloween for Sale thread.....

they still didn't approve me for that yet. who do you have to know to get in there!?