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HDscape Sampler (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD)
HDscape Sampler
Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD
Actor: Hdscape Sampler
Director: Not applicable
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2007     0hr 50min

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Actor: Hdscape Sampler
Director: Not applicable
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Nature & Wildlife, Educational
Studio: DVD International
Format: HD DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not the Best, But Serves It's Purpose
D. Eidam | 06/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I picked up this HD DVD Sampler for its great price and my interest in nature and whatnot. I also have Planet Earth on the way, but this came first so I will let people know about it.

Regardless to what people have said, this HD DVD DOES WORK with the Xbox 360 HD DVD player. Simply sign-on to Xbox Live before inserting the sampler, insert the movie and it will prompt you with an update. At this point I'm brought to the menu to view the 10 HD products they have to offer. I had the option to select all and that's exactly what I did.

I was quite surprised with the length of the sampler (About an hour)... it definitely gives you a good idea of what each product has to offer. After watching the whole thing, I can say without a doubt that I will be buying a few of the full length HD DVDs, and staying away from some as well.

The HD quality seems to vary from each product, with some ranging from the average to good quality, while others are average to below average. Some of the videos in the latter category have some flaws, such as compressed video, so it looks like a compressed video commonly seen on the internet. Last time I checked, HD was about clarity. Secondly, some of the videos looked like they used fake backdrops or computer generated content in some of their scenes. I can't confirm it, but there were definitely two of the samples that could have done it. But hey, that's what a SAMPLER is all about right?

Bottom Line? Being a big nature show lover and an outdoorsman myself, I am generally content with what I watched. As I stated before, I will be picking up at most 4 of the full length HD DVDs that were shown from this sampler. They aren't something to watch with popcorn, but its great ambience to play. Glad to I spent the $4.95 to preview these, because had I bought one of the full length HD DVDs with the flaws I mentioned earlier, I would never buy anything again from the HDscape collection. Buy this FIRST if you are interested in their other products."
Hi-Def Goodness!
D. White | Sunbury, Vic AUS | 08/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an ideal disc to have running in the background when you're entertaining friends. Set it on repeat and it will showcase your high definition display with its stunning images and video footage.

Audio is best through a 5.1 surround system, with a great, enveloping sound field.....

Just be prepared for your friends to be a bit "distracted" for awhile...."
Serenity now!
B. Phillips | Schenectady, NY | 03/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This HD DVD is great to show off your 1080p TV. Makes a great backdrop when the family is over and captivates the toddlers. You can't beat the price for the serenity it can provide."
Yezan Abusaif | Miami, FL | 06/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"***Info update now avalible to work on Xbox 360 HD-DVD player, thats how I play my HD-DVD's*** The picture and sound from this sampler is amazing it is great to show off with especially when you flip it to show them the standard def. side which when compared looks horrible. Must buy if you want to show off or watch a bunch of nice samples."