MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

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MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

Postby Calavera » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:07 am

I heard about this several years ago. The Hi-Vision player was around $5,000 with the television costing around about $10,000. Then you had to have the MUSE decoder, I can't find a price on that. So when all was said and done with the player,TV,decoder and couple movies you were probably looking at around $20,000 (close to $35,000 today with inflation)

That is an insane amount of money but if I was super rich in the 90s I would have had imported one. From what I've seen the discs are in English with Japanese subtitles. Could you imagine having people over to your house to watch Back to the Future in High Definition 20 years before most people even heard of HD? It would have blown their minds! You would have been the talk of the town.

I still want to see one running in person today and see how it compares to today's HD. I'd like to see side by side comparisons of Back to the future running on 6 of the same model TVs. Blu-Ray,DVD,Hi-Vison, Standard Laserdisc, VHS and Beta. It would be really interesting to see how each format compares to the other.
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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

Postby Big Boss Man » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:21 pm

I'd imagine it would go

Blu Ray
Hi-Vision Laserdisc
DVD
Laserdisc
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VHS

in terms of picture quality.

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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:40 pm

I'd like to own these:

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Not to play them, just to display because they look cool.

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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

Postby Big Boss Man » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:10 pm

Would be cooler if the cover art fitted the whole thing though.

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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

Postby Calavera » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:56 pm

Big Boss Man wrote:Would be cooler if the cover art fitted the whole thing though.
Just get the standard LD if you want the whole cover

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Not only do you get the full cover but it is about $800 cheaper than the Hi-Vision version :olol:
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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:20 pm

I might pick up Stargate off ebay for $8. Bargain!

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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

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Re: MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

Postby ian » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:32 am

The muse laserdisc version of Bttf holds up insanely fuckin well to the blu ray considering the blu ray was digitally restored and remastered.

I would be interested to see the darker scenes as that’s where the bluray remaster really improves the source.

I’ve seen the movie in enough formats over the years and to be honest seeing the small snippets on muse ld makes me feel a little cheated by the bluray.

Original print in a good theatre with a good projector is still king though.. even if the remastered versions on a really good projector are something to behold.

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