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My ratings for all 'Yash Raj' BDs.

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sanjay0864

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My ratings for the 'Yash Raj' BDs. (In order of preference):

1. Kabhi Kabhie (Video 4.0 / Audio 3.75 / Overall 4.0)
(A very credible job. This is, my overall number one selection due to the age of the film and yes this is inspite of the slight 'reddish tint' and 'black crush' at times)

2. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Video 4.25 / Audio 3.5 /Overall 4.0)
(This has the best video)

3. Fanaa (Video 3.5 / Audio 4.0 / Overall 3.75)
There are no watermark logos anywhere on the BD. Earns brownie points in my book. :)
(A lot of tweaking was required to get a good picture)

4. New York (Video 3.75 / Audio 3.75 / Overall 3.75)
(Picture quality leaves a lot to be desired, specially considering it is a brand new film)
(Did not watch the entire film)

5. Bachna Ae Haseeno (Video 3.5 / Audio 4.25 / Overall 3.75)
(This has the best audio)

6. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (Video 3.5 / Audio 3.0 / Overall 3.25)
(I actually preferred the DD 2.0 sound quality over the DD 5.1 & DTS tracks)

7. Dostana (Video 3.50 / Audio 3.75 / Overall 3.5)
(Picture quality is quite dissapointing, specially considering it is a relatively new film)
(Did not watch the entire film)

8. Dhoom 2 (Video 3.25 / Audio 3.75 / Overall 3.5)
(Sound & Picture both very dissapointing, specially considering the type and age of film)
(Did not watch the entire film)

9. Chak De! India (Video 2.75 / Audio 3.25 / Overall 3.0)
(Picture & Sound both very dissapointing, specially considering the age of film)

10. Veer Zaara (Video 1.75 / Audio 4.0/ Overall 2.0)
(No amount of tweaking can save this disaster) Sorry! but jumping through hoops, just to get a half decent picture, does not a good BD make. This is a defective BD and should be recalled, just as would have been the case if this were a Hollywood studio release.)
(Did not watch the entire film)

11. Silsila (Video 1.50/ Audio 1.5 / Overall 1.5)
(No amount of tweaking can save this abomination) Sorry! but jumping through hoops, just to get a half decent picture, does not a good BD make. This is a defective BD and should be recalled, just as would have been the case if this were a Hollywood studio release.)
(Did not watch the entire film)

Equipment used for testing:
Projector: Panasonic PT-AE2000U
Screen: Da-Lite 4:3 120" 'Model B' - White Matte
Viewing Distance: 11' 6"
A/V Receiver: Denon AVR5800
Speakers: 5.1
Front/Main: Paradigm Reference 100 v2
Center: Paradigm Reference Studio CC v2
Rear: Tannoy - Mercury M5
Subwoofer: Paradigm Reference Servo 15
BD Player:
Oppo BDP-83 (Hardware modified for Region Free & with 'BDP-83-48-1224' firmware)
 
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srinisundar

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Mr.Sanjay,

Your ratings are perfect and 50% of the BD's you have mentioned i watched and agree with you. By the by serial No.10 & 11 should be renamed as DVD and should be recalled as you said . Rules are governing the BD and how come they are violating the same ?

By the by your setup is amazing, please share the pics or i have missed it somewhere u have posted it??

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kapvin

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My ratings for the 'Yash Raj' BDs. (In order of preference):

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4. New York (Video 3.75 / Audio 3.75 / Overall 3.75)
(Picture quality leaves a lot to be desired, specially considering it is a brand new film)
(Did not watch the entire film)

5. Bachna Ae Haseeno (Video 3.5 / Audio 4.25 / Overall 3.75)
(This has the best audio)

Equipment used for testing:
Projector: Panasonic PT-AE2000U
Screen: Da-Lite 4:3 120" 'Model B' - White Matte
Viewing Distance: 11' 6"
A/V Receiver: Denon AVR5800
Speakers: 5.1
Front/Main: Paradigm Reference 100 v2
Center: Paradigm Reference Studio CC v2
Rear: Paradigm Reference 100 v2
Subwoofer: Paradigm Reference Servo 15
BD Player:
Oppo BDP-83 (Hardware modified for Region Free & with 'BDP-83-48-1224' firmware)

Hi, Sanjay,

thanks for your very informative post! I guess I'll be avoiding the Silsila BD.

I've only seen NY and Bachna Ae Haseeno (Rentals); but my personal opinion was that BAH has a much better picture quality (check out the high bitrate title song & dance). AFAIK (and remember) it's a 24fps disc and my recollection is that it's pretty clean throughout; definitely better than NY.

I only get "core audio" through my current system.. and there; clearly BAH had excellent (if slightly loud) sound!

cheers.
 
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