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One of the best Hi-Def DVDs ever,
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This review is from: New Year's Concert 2009 [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)I recently bought several classical music Blu-Ray DVDs, and without a doubt this one released by DECCA is absolutely and totally stunning and is well worth using as a high definition demo disk. It was recorded on January 1st 2009 and my guess is that some of the latest recording equipment was used in the process because the picture quality in 1080i (in my 'umble opinion) is without fault! What does puzzle me a bit is why they call 1080i "full HD" when in fact only 1080p is true HD. To date I haven't found any music or natural history Blu-Ray recorded in 1080p other than the BBC documentary LIFE.
The two dance sequences (Schatz Walzer and Eljen a Magyar) in the bonus features are beautiful and SOOO graceful that I would reccommend watching them first.
The DVD menu is easy to use and is an example for other labels to follow. Other titles I have (Medici Arts please note!) don't even have a menu!! Yes really.
Well done DECCA
As a matter of interest, I don't watch Blu-Rays on a TV but use a SONY S360 Blu-Ray DVD player and project onto an 8 foot wide screen using an Optoma HD20 high definition projector. With such a large picture it is VERY easy to see if a picture is not up to standard. This one is amongst the best!!!!