Can I Play a Disc "Shot in HD" on my Blu-Ray?

Can I Play a Disc "Shot in HD" on my Blu-Ray?

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I know this is probably a very silly question, but I can't seem to look it up online without getting stuff about the filming end instead of the watching end.

If a disc says "Shot in HD," that's actually pretty meaningless these days right? I don't care about if it looks exactly like the director intended and all... just as long as it plays.

Am I correct that it should do so without problems?
11/17/2011
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~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by LQ
I know this is probably a very silly question, but I can't seem to look it up online without getting stuff about the filming end instead of the watching end.

If a disc says "Shot in HD," that's actually pretty meaningless ...
Is the disc a blue ray? or a regular DVD?
11/17/2011
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Is the disc a blue ray? or a regular DVD?
Uh... sorry, I'm dumb about these things. It's a DVD.
11/17/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by LQ
Uh... sorry, I'm dumb about these things. It's a DVD.
Short answer: yes, you should.

Longer answer: It actually doesn't matter if it blue-ray or a regular DVD. Since you said you had a blue-ray player, all blue-rays to the best of my knowledge are backwards compatible link with DVDs, thus all blue ray player should be able to play stranded DVDS. It not mandatory that they be backwards compatible with DVDs so it possible to get some weird one that doesn't but that a unlikely.
11/17/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by LQ
Uh... sorry, I'm dumb about these things. It's a DVD.
I think the answer is no you can't play a regular DVD on a blueray player, but to be sure I looked it up...

"Answer: Since the Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD formats are incompatible, due to differences in actual physical disc structure, you cannot play a Blu-ray Disc in an HD-DVD format player, nor can you play an HD-DVD in a Blu-ray Disc format player."

They also say that there WERE three players designed to do that, but since HD-DVD is no longer being made (I didn't know this) those were discontinued.

But it also says..."However, so far, both Blu-ray and HD-DVD player manufacturers have included the ability for their units to playback standard DVDs. This means your current DVD library is playable on either a Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD player."

So...if it is a HD-DVD it will not play. But if it is a regular DVD simply shot in HD it will play.

LOL so confusing.
11/17/2011
LQ LQ
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
Short answer: yes, you should.

Longer answer: It actually doesn't matter if it blue-ray or a regular DVD. Since you said you had a blue-ray player, all blue-rays to the best of my knowledge are backwards compatible link with DVDs, thus all ...
Okay, thank you. I was trying to look it up online & got myself a bit confused with the whole HD players that no longer exist issue. Hehe.

I tend to behind on certain sorts of tech. Only reason I even have the Blue-Ray is because I wanted to try Netflix & needed the wireless. Turns out everything I want from Netflix is either DVD only or they don't have it at all. So boo on them!

Anyway, thanks much.
11/17/2011
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I think the answer is no you can't play a regular DVD on a blueray player, but to be sure I looked it up...

"Answer: Since the Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD formats are incompatible, due to differences in actual physical disc structure, you ...
Ahhhhgh! See that's exactly what I read, too! It's not until the very end there that it becomes clear.

I think it's mostly a matter of directors being pretentious. If a movie was shot in HD and you had the HD player and you had the HD TV, then you'd be able to see the movie "as the director intended." link. (Remind me not to do that when I make movies, k? Cuz that's just annoying). But if you didn't have all that crap, you could still see it. Saying it's shot in HD is just like saying it's shot on 8 mm or 16 mm film... I think.

I believe it's really a matter of talking about 2 different things, but using the same name to confuse everyone. LoL.

Anyway, that movie can wait. I'll test it out with a cheap rental sometime before I order the $30 thing.

Thanks ya'll!
11/17/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by LQ
Ahhhhgh! See that's exactly what I read, too! It's not until the very end there that it becomes clear.

I think it's mostly a matter of directors being pretentious. If a movie was shot in HD and you had the HD player and you had the ...
It is less about the directors on more about the marketing department. You got it mostly right only "Saying it's shot in HD is just like saying it's shot on 8 mm or 16 mm film... I think." Actually it basically saying it not shot on traditional film but is instead shot digitally using an HD camera at HD resolutions. So any copy of that film made from that original was technically "shot in HD."

For you to actually get the benefits of HD the movie has to be shot in HD, encoded into an HD format (blue-Ray) and played on an HD TV.

Take this porn for example in comes both in DVD and blue -ray link , link

The movie was shot in HD (they used an HD camera), so that why you see shot in HD on both. However DVDs are stranded definition no matter what, so it only encoded in HD on the blue ray. Now for you to see that in HD you need an HD (full 1080) display. To illustrate I have a dual monitor set up, my laptop screen is full HD so when I play the blueray on that screen I'm seeing the movie in HD, however if I move the window to the other monitor I'm no logger seeing it in HD because that monitor can't display that high a resolution.
11/17/2011
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
It is less about the directors on more about the marketing department. You got it mostly right only "Saying it's shot in HD is just like saying it's shot on 8 mm or 16 mm film... I think." Actually it basically saying it not shot on ...
Aha! Okay, thank you for clarification. I really should know these things since I'm supposed to be going into directing one of these days... but hey... I'm the creative one... let someone else do that techy stuff! I'll hire you!

I'm not actually too worried about film technique when it comes to porn, (which is what the movie in question was), as long as it doesn't make me dizzy. But, I always like collecting information that may be useful another time! Thanks again.
11/17/2011
married with children married with children
Shot In HD means nothing more then the movie was shot in high def. If it is called out as and HD DVD, then you cant play it on a BLURAY player. HD DVDs are in a red jewel case, same size as the bluray. The disc will have the HD DVD logo on it.
11/19/2011
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Originally posted by married with children
Shot In HD means nothing more then the movie was shot in high def. If it is called out as and HD DVD, then you cant play it on a BLURAY player. HD DVDs are in a red jewel case, same size as the bluray. The disc will have the HD DVD logo on it.
Aha! Thanks. That clarifies a lot . This one just had a regular DVD logo, so I think it's okay. It was just shot in HD.
11/19/2011
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