K-ON! DVD vs Blu-ray One-Shot Comparison


Mio illustrates succinctly why the sales of the K-ON! Blu-ray editions have been impressively high. Further details seem superfluous under the circumstances…

You can see more of the Blu-ray edition in the previous article on the matter.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    2D is better on blu-ray ^_^

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    Comment by erochichi
    09:07 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The difference is MUCH BIGGER in reality.
    You`re right it`s impossible to compare with shitty JPEGs.

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    Comment by Raito
    09:11 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The obvious is revealed. HD>SD. Let us go bark up another tree.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the resolution is over 9000x

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I kinda like it blurry. Only problem is the random rainbows. Idk, something about the sharper one just isn't right for me.

    Comment by MusicalNote
    10:07 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here's the real question: Did they fix the fucking hands?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mio's gonna have my baby...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once she's pregnant, I'll fucking rape and torture her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Iwant BIG & BOUNCY

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its obvious, there is gonna be a big difference, but if you want HD you dont need blu ray

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    Comment by erochichi
    09:33 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a lot of HD anime (mp4, mkv, avi) on my pc, it`s picture is connected to my HDTV(Sony 40-inch full-hd), but no sound (except on pc speakers)because it`s dangerous. PC and Surround Receiver(Marantz) has different electrical earth. How do you solve this problem, or do you simply watch your HDTV anime in pc monitor?
    I know you can use a laptop with HDMI cable out to get HiFi sound to your AV system.
    I don`t own a laptop yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Use optical

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    Comment by erochichi
    09:36 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am very satisfied with my Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-Ray player, no prob there, but HiFi sound from pc to AV system...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that really DVD-vs Blu-Ray?
    I mean, the left screenshot looks like taken from TV cap to me. I don't have DVD by my side, but I don't believe a DVD would be so fucked up like this, and I've never seen a recent DVD with so heavy rainbowing.

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    Comment by erochichi
    09:44 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, it is wrong to compare with shitty JPEG.
    DVD pic can appear very sharp, but in anime drawn lines are much thicker than in Blu-Ray ot HDTV pic from PC.
    Believe me, difference in picture quality is huge.
    Blu-Ray images have much more finesse, thin but clear drawn lines, detail and 3D like depth. I have anime DVDs since 1997, mostly very good ones, but anime in HDTV is a totally new universe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH SHI-

    Here right eye. A Penis

    can't unsee

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fail, its 1920x1080

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    08:00 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I came in Mio's hat..

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised how so many people can't tell the difference between Blu-Ray and DVD quality. One's at 1080p and the other is at 480p. >__>
    I have a few movies in both formats and I can easily tell the difference apart in my TV.

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    Comment by erochichi
    09:47 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some DVDs are in fact in 576p!

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    Comment by TeeHee
    07:20 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I, the Blu-Ray Disc, am your Disc.

    You shall not have any discs besides me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to see her ass crack in high definition

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    High def shimapan burgershot.

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    Comment by erochichi
    20:52 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To hell with Disney and their stolen unoriginal shit! It`s crap in whatever resolution. Not mention the end of humanity: no mothers or fathers exist in Disney university.
    BluRay is ok though.

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    Comment by erochichi
    21:40 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I meant Disney UNIVERSE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, blu ray looks sharper than DVD! Who would have thought, huh?

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    Comment by metatron
    13:09 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    awesome difference

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:12 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Common!... All of we know that KyoAni will put the better version for BD and the worst version for TV.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG, both pics are photoshopped!
    What will the world come to?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still own a ton of VHS myself, but the visual difference between BD and DVD is usually more noticeable than DVD from VHS. It does depend on viewing factors of course, but BD wins just from usual lack of EE and Mpeg artifacting. The DVD here exhibits the usual signs of bad mpeg mastering. Though it's biggest problem is that so many are used to HD video, too many studios are smearing on the DVNR.

    If you don't have an HD system, then buy your DVDs and let the ones that do have their BDs. Simple as that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:56 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haven't seen a seven foot monitor yet (wouldn't mind though).

    Even the biggest plasmas are still pokey little things you stick in a corner somewher, but, if you want immersion means going big means projectors.

    If you want to get it right move up to your screen such that the left edge of the screen is just in the left side of your right eye's field of vision and the right edge of the screen is just on the right edge of your left eye's field of vision.

    This means your field of vision is just full any bigger screen (or closer viewing distance) means you have to go search around the screen for the action (this is touted as a feature of IMAX) but I found it detracts from effortless immersion.

    Also this means being much closer to the plasma/LCD/CR screen than normally reccommended viewing distances (no sweat for a projector) and the faults in the image really stand out, high definition is uncompromising you get to view the faults in (in)glorious detail as well.

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    Comment by erochichi
    22:25 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Congratulations to you for owning excellent Proector-based HDTV system! I haven`t seen a seven-feet HD picture myself yet, but i`ve always wondered which viewing distance could be most suitable. I prefer to have a good balance beetween over whole TV image and ablity to enjoy resolution.
    So i watch my 40-inch LCD from 3 meter, 10 feet distance. Can`t see artifacts on BD or 720p - 1080i/p images from pc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:21 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a 37" inch TV with 1360x768 pixels(yeah it's not even full HD) and this is exactly the difference between DVD and Blu-ray. There is no lie.
    It only seems like a lie if you have an old CRT.

    And i bought a non full HD TV for exactly this reason. So that avi files and DVD wouldn't look like complete crap but still after you see a blu-ray the difference is obvious.

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    Comment by erochichi
    21:44 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Normally you can set desired resolution in a DVD player. I have a full-hd television, and standard DVDs look very good. You set 480i or p or 576 i/p when viewing normal DVDs.

    19:29 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to cum on her face.. <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy fucking win, Mio oh so lovely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ignorant comments on this article is OVER 9000!!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget the quality of your upscaler makes a big difference.

    I have a REALTA DVD upscaling chipset going out through a 720P projector to a 84" screen and (after you adjust for the inherently defective HDMI standard) at a viewing distance of 10 feet pixellation is just out of 20/20 vision and the picture is bloody good!

    So far I have yet to find a single blu ray demo set up properly in a shop to actually make a fair comparison, so far, all I can honestly say is a properly set up 720P upscaled image shits on the crap blu ray set ups in shops (hardly fair but WTF).

    As all electronics innovations tend to $0.00 across time more and more mass market price DVD players will incorporate what are now high end upscaling chipsets it will be increasingly evident that Blues Ray's biggest competition is DVD upscaled.

    And yes the quality of the DVD transfer does matter.

    And once you get to the higher resolutions everything in the chain must be right or you loose the edge (slightly out of focus? stupidly irrelevant "sharpness" turned up as default setting etc. etc.)

    But, get it all straight and it is good, very good.

    PS. if you are stumped as to what is "wrong" with the HDMI colours, try getting hold of the colour tuning filters and start tinkering with the "tone" adjustment.

    NB. both tone and sharpness are utterly irrellevant in the digital age and actually programmed into the modern machines to ape crappy old cold war era NTSC CRT performance.

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    Comment by erochichi
    21:33 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    None of those adjusting tasks aren`t needed if you watch your BD HDTV in LCD or Plasma monitors.

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    16:01 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course there's a difference -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime on Blueray is responsible for over 1/3 of all Blueray sales in Japan, for those of you who are convinced it's a failed medium.Direct download isn't going to take off for a LONG time, i.e. when FASTER than we have now broadband is available to at least 80% of the WORLD'S population either free or extremely cheaply.Until then Blueray IS the HiDef successor to DVD like it or not.By the beginning of 2010 we're going to see $99 players on all store shelves and the movie media will likely sell for the prices new DVD movies sell for now.Just don't expect them to sell for cheaper than current DVD movies go for new because that'll never happen.Studios like Disney are already starting the changeover.Disney is releasing the Blueray version of SnowWhite(that co,mes with the DVD version as a bonus in one of the skus that'll be available but WILL NOT be available in single DVD version until some time after the Blueray and Blueray/DVD version has been released.If you think you can stop them from doing things like this, thingk again because they wouldn't be doing it if they already hadn't known it would be more profitable for them to do so.

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    Comment by erochichi
    20:54 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To hell with Disney and their unoriginal stolen shit! Crap is crap in whatever resolution.
    BD is ok though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime stole major elements from Disney since the early days. Now that Disney supposedly returned the favor, it's suddenly a bad thing?

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    Comment by erochichi
    21:12 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    When real anime began in 70s, there was nothing left of Disney influence in it. Disney did not invent the basic idea of animation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, of course the Blu-ray version looks better. Full HD has 6 times more pixels than the best DVD. There's only so much sharpness you can fit in 720x480 pixels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    now that's a big difference! but i'll pass this. i'd rather be paying for pokemon blu-ray

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So wait they expect us to believe that DVD can't produce picture on the right?What a ripoff.Anyone who buys this is a retard.

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