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HD DVD screen captures

Ha! They told me it couldn’t be done. In fact, the studios did everything in their power to make things impossible, but the old adage applies: if it can be encrypted, it can be decrypted. The images below are from the UK version of Serenity, and, as far as I can tell, there is no downscaling going on, although I’m still not 100% certain, as there is a certain sheen of softness to these images that isn’t present when watching them on a TV. (It may be that the software decoding of PowerDVD isn’t as effective as it could be.) Anyway, click the thumbnails below for larger versions.

Serenity

Serenity

Serenity

Serenity

Serenity

Serenity

Obtaining these screen captures is a rather long and tedious process that I won’t go into here for fear of swarms of Hollywood dragoons descending on me, but, suffice to say, it would appear that the impossible is in fact possible.

 
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 10:18 AM | Comments: 2
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Technology

 
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In fact, the studios did everything in their power to make things impossible

Why? In fact, given sites like DVD Times, isn't that rather counter-productive? 'Well, this HD-DVD looks stunning, but unfortunately I can't show you anything.'

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, January 29, 2007 7:13 PM

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Exactly. I can’t understand it myself. As far as I can tell, they’re paranoid that someone is going to pirate these films by stepping through them one frame at a time and pressing the “PrintScreen” button over and over. It’s completely moronic.

Posted by: Whiggles, January 29, 2007 7:16 PM

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