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Thread: Saving Private Ryan, on DVD.....image quality

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    Saving Private Ryan, on DVD.....image quality

    Does anyone else find their copy of Saving Ryan's Privates to be bloody awefull in the image quality stakes?

    I actualy thought my telly was set up wrong, the opening scenes are SO grainy

    the Old boy's trousers and the back ground....grain central

    I have just tried a newer DVD player than my trusty old Pioneer, using a 1 year old Panasonic, but its just as bad.

    And conversely, Lord of the Rings, Fellowship (2 disks worth...is this a compression issue) looks AWESOME on both.

    I googled but found nowt

    Is it just me or does the entire thing look grainier than other films?

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    looks crystal clear on mine, not a problem at all.
    It is Inevitable.....


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    1 disk version? Or is there a 2 disk jobbo?

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    My DTS version, in some fancy sleeve looks crystal, me thinks that you got a dud
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    DTS version was the one I was refering to but I've also got the single DVD edition one, just checked and both are fine.
    It is Inevitable.....


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    seems fine on my copy, you musta got a dud one dude

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    damn...... gutted

    I thought maybe it was an MPEG compression issue on a 1 disk version.

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    My copy has great picture and sound. Exchange it
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    Maybe Zak has HDeyes and can pick out the grainess sounds far fetched to me.

    where did you get your copy from btw?

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    Mine is fine too, it's not reference quality but I haven't noticed any issues.

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    its supposed to be like that prehaps? or is it truly dire?
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    anyone care to swap (only for a week)? Or can I send mine to someone to try for me?
    Anyone fancy that....? I'll pay postage

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    zak i read this thread and seriously wann watch this film now cos i havent seen it in sooo long

    ill try it for you.

    ill pay postage back to you aswell dw about it

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    Davos has my copy...

    and he can SEE IT

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    ah yes

    Zak is not going blind....the opening scenes in Saving private ryan are of poor quality.

    turn brightness up on comp and you can see it, they are grainy and horrible.

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    Aren't they meant to be like that though? The same way Band of Brothers was desaturated.

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