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|HDNet World Report - Shuttle Discovery's Historic Mission |
Actor: Curtis Brown
World Report cameras have had unique access to the mission of Shuttle Discovery. From the events leading up to the STS-114 launch, to the touchdown of the spacecraft, relive this historic series of events through the e... more »
Shuttle Discovery's Historic Mission (Blu-ray)
Kenneth P. Duff | Georgetown, KY USA | 12/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Being a new Blu-ray owner I was anxious to acquire some high resolution material. This was one of three discs in my first order and a quick lesson in shopping blind. For full disclosure I will reveal that we only watched about the first half of the feature before hitting "eject". At best, 10% of this program was high res, mostly familiar footage of ground based NASA training, etc. All of the shuttle lift-off and orbital footage was standard res or worse, presented as a documentary and fully narrated. Very disappointing and a waste of money. The other two discs in the order were quite nice."
HDNet World Report - Shuttle Discovery's Historic Mission
J. Pepper | UK | 05/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This disc offers a Hi Definition glimpse of the Space Shuttle Discovery, though very little of the more interesting footage is not shot in HD. Most of the preflight interviews are in HD, while most of the actual mission is in standard definition. I bought this BD expecting amazing visuals of the earth and shuttle in orbit, but alas none are to be found here. The feature itself is encoded in MPEG 2 which while stunning and high in detail, suffers from smearing associated with the codec. The newer AVC/MPEG 4 codec would have be a better choice. Check Casino Royale out for quality. A good buy if you like NASA related documentaries. A let down if your looking for stunning HD orbital vistas."
Do not buy it if you like HDTV
cellshade | Wien | 06/26/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this item and was very impressed by the first 2 minutes. But then, the whole documentary was captured in Standard Definition with a HDTV Wallpaper. It look's like crap and that's it !.
I was deeply dissapointed !"