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DVD Title and Information:
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- Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably
NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound
- Aspect Ratio(s): 1.78:1
- Audio Encoding: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- Rated: NR
- Studio: Image Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
- Run Time: 30
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the quality of the video transfer by running the disc(s) through our
With certain formats, such as Microsoft's WMV HD, only PC-based testing
is possible. In most situations, we feel that we obtain the best results
when video software is evaluated in our self-built PC system. Another
"direct" test, using a Pioneer DV-59AVi CD/DVD-V/DVD-Audio/SACD
player directly connected to a computer monitor (HDMI to DVI), also
provides excellent, revealatory results.
Audio Quality: We evaluate
the quality of the video transfer by running the disc(s) in both our
Both our PC and Home-system-based labs are treated with Sonex acoustical
material for ultra-quiet, ultra-accurate listening conditions. In
addition, roughly half of our analysis is done through dedicated headphone
systems. Although headphones cannot decipher surround sound, they
are extremely useful tools for judging fidelity, micro-dynamics, nuances
and detail -- qualities not easily discernable in loudspeaker-based
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