Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The BBC Earth Collection |
Planet Earth / Earth: The Biography
Actor: David Attenborough
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational
PLANET EARTH The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, this is the ultimate portrait of o... more »
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PLANET EARTH -WOW!!
Tom Gee | Nebraska | 06/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just recently purchased a Samsung 58 inch plasma TV and the first Blu Ray discs I purchased were the BBC Earth Collection (Planet Earth/Earth:The Biography). This is truly amazing video. The picture quality is unbelieveable and you will find yourself saying "How did they film that?". Everyone in the family plus all your frieds will marvel at these images. The price through Amazon was the best I could find on the web and these multi-disc sets will be watched over and over again. These videos truly allow HD to be all it can be."
BBC Earth Collection
Blu-ray Fan | Ft. Lauderdale, FL | 03/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an awesome product! I am amazed at the quality of the photography. I am still trying to figure out how it was possible to capture some of the sequences. The clarity on a 1080p capable HD TV is eye-popping. Worth every penny. No home should be without a copy of this fantastic product."
Livin' in the South | Louisiana | 04/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great series! Couldn't have asked for crisper pictures and clearer sound! Glad we went with the narration by Sir David Attenbourgh, hands down it much better."
Very good, but
eightysicks86 | 10/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most people break their reviews of this product down in 2 parts, picture and content. I think this dvd has been praised very highly due to both but even more so concerning picture quality. It is extremely popular for "Jaw-dropping" detail, visually.
The content is great and yes, the narration is superb. Sounds like he should be narrating Lord of the Rings or something. Very, very interesting so far. I have viewed a disc and a half so far. I will update when I finish watching. The exploration is fantastic (most shots are by helicopter it seems)and the history is splendid. I am learning so much. It is very much about the history and learning about the world. I love the strange and bizarre creatures that I never knew existed. So far, the animal "hunts" are very tastefully done. I am not a fan of seeing animals suffer (even though it is nature). Just the knowledge and experience alone is well worth this package.
The picture I found to be slightly disappointing. It is recorded in 1080I. Being a Blu-Ray, I expected 1080p. Expect the detail to be exactly like watching this on Hi-def tv broadcasting (on Discovery channel or something). There is some grain here and there, and from what I have been experiencing lately with a lot of Blu-Ray's, is that the detail is subject to light. In dark scenes the picture will look average with some grain and blurriness, meanwhile with scenes of natural sunlight the detail will be incredible. Every now and then there are scenes with great lighting and detail that make me go "Wow". But it is not uniformly throughout the entire dvd. Your not going to be sitting down the whole time with your mouth open. More of like an open-closing sort of thing.
Another thing I noticed was the contrast flickering. In some episodes the contrast seems to go in and out like a pulsing set to every second. I noticed this in dark scenes and found it to be VERY distracting. I haven't checked other reviews for this, but I find this extremely unacceptable.
For what it is worth, it is a good buy.
Viewed with a Sony 1080p lcd tv and slim ps3."