Differences between Platinum and Renewal?

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Differences between Platinum and Renewal?

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Postby AuthenticM » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:33 pm

I heard that there are technical differences between Platinum and Renewal, apart from the extras. What exactly are they? I've read somewhere that Renewal has a better video output and is in progressive scan, whereas Platinum is not. Is this true? If it is, it would be in my best interest to import it, wouldn't it?

Note: Could somebody point out the extras that Renewal had and Platinum didn't?
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Postby Snowshadow Falcon » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:41 pm

Lack of English subtitles? (This is true, right?)
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Postby BrikHaus » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:38 pm

Renewal had the two Eva documentaries, which Platinum did not. However, since ADV didn't bring them to you, Sand Camel Productions did. :D You just need to get the Eva: Instrumental Extras DVD.
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Re: Differences between Platinum and Renewal?

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Postby TriLink » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:26 am

AuthenticM wrote: I've read somewhere that Renewal has a better video output and is in progressive scan, whereas Platinum is not. Is this true?

ISTR that Platinum simply equals Renewal minus the extras. I'm not sure what you mean by "is in progressive scan" though. It's my understanding that as long as your DVD Player/TV supports 480p, pretty much every DVD is in progressive scan.
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Postby Ornette » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:32 am

One difference is when you play it on your computer. 480i gets decoded and displayed with interlacing, you don't see it on your TV because everything is displayed that way. If you have a DVD player that supports progressive scans, it converts it to interlaced so that your TV can play it. At least in U.S./Canada.


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