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Old 10-27-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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Video Problems with Vertigo DVD

Has anybody else noticed that there are some issues with the video quality on the Vertigo Live From Chicago dvd? For the record, I have a really high-quality system with a new 50 inch HD Samsung plasma and a Denon 2900 dvd player.

Especially in darker crowd scenes, I notice a lot of distracting "blocky" areas. For instance, check out the opening scene showing the stage in the dark before the band starts playing. Also, this is really noticeable in crowd shots where the lights reflect off the smoke over the crowd.

This problem is sometimes referred to as "macroblocking", and it's really irritating when you want to show off your system using an otherwise great concert dvd!

Anybody else see this, or am I totally nuts?
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No problems here.
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it's compression artifacts. a well-known issue with the chicago dvd.
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Interesting. Well, I'm glad to know I'm not crazy!
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Yep compression issues as said above me.

Especially noticable in the red area's. A shame really never had it before on any other U2 dvd.
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Re: Video Problems with Vertigo DVD

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Has anybody else noticed that there are some issues with the video quality on the Vertigo Live From Chicago dvd? For the record, I have a really high-quality system with a new 50 inch HD Samsung plasma and a Denon 2900 dvd player.

Especially in darker crowd scenes, I notice a lot of distracting "blocky" areas. For instance, check out the opening scene showing the stage in the dark before the band starts playing. Also, this is really noticeable in crowd shots where the lights reflect off the smoke over the crowd.

This problem is sometimes referred to as "macroblocking", and it's really irritating when you want to show off your system using an otherwise great concert dvd!

Anybody else see this, or am I totally nuts?
i've noticed the same. was a major disapointment to to watch the dvd on the big screen. i haven't noticed the same with the version that was broadcast on RAVE, it seems they may have tweeked it a bit before airing it.
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:28 PM   #7
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I also noticed it with the Elevation from Boston DVD, but to a lesser extent.
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:37 PM   #8
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It has to be the worst U2 DVD so far for a quality recording.. the filming, the editing and those pixelised blocks throughout the concert are so darn annoying...
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The main problem with Vertigo DVD is the awful concert itself
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The main problem with Vertigo DVD is the awful concert itself
LOL, you are so predictable.
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I believe the compression artifacts are due to U2 including PCM Stereo, DTS & Dolby Digital soundtracks on the DVD. This meant the video stream had be to compressed to fit on the disc. The relatively long runtime contributed to this as well.
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The main problem with Vertigo DVD is the awful concert itself
I feel dirty for agreeing with porkline
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LOL, and so are you.
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