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2.0 out of 5 stars Can't you see?, 15 Sept. 2003
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This review is from: Iron Maiden: Visions Of The Beast [DVD] (DVD)
Yes the packaging is great isn't it? Yes it is great that all these videos are nicely packaged onto the two DVDs. I agree with all the reviews but I am shocked that only one review has mentioned the quality. My old VHS copy of 'The Beast' vidoes (that has been sitting in my loft for the last 19 years) has a better picture quality than the new grainy version on DVD. What's going on there then? Obviously the previous reviewers aren't too bothered about the quality but in my opinion there's just no need for this sloppy production.
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Initial post: 20 Nov 2009 18:07:45 GMT
snooloui says:
This review is stupid. You expect promo videos made 25 years ago to look DVD quality? Don't be so silly. Yes they can improve them a bit, but they can't just magically make them top quality.

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 18:55:37 BDT
Ian Lenton says:
I'd be interested to know what you're watching the videos on?
The problem with older material is that a lot of it was recorded on (what would now be considered) low quality equipment.

DVD recreates that original source pretty faithfully, so can show up a lot of the flaws. Modern HD TVs can also easily show every pixel of the DVD images, again showing up a lot of those flaws.
Conversely, VHS videos show only about two-fifths of the detail of a DVD (240 lines from the 576 lines that you get in a Standard Definition picture), so the image is a lot 'softer'.
That CAN make the videos look better, as the graininess is hidden and the problems aren't as obvious.

The videos are still great though, no matter how bad they look!!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 20:07:17 GMT
LearnSpark says:
I am not being sill or stupid (very eloquently put!) If you had actually read my review you would have understood that the point being made was that the quality of the DVD is worse than the original. Of course a 25 year old promo isn't going to be any better now but the point being it shouldn't be any worse and certainly not to the extent that this is. Please read the actual reviews and understand the point before embarrassing yourself with such an unpleasant reply.
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