Re: Tech question [Superbit technology]

Pat Shufeldt (pashuf@charter.net)
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 18:52:12 -0800 (PST)

Take a look at the following website for information about Superbit, which is a
Columbia Tri-Star creation:
http://www.impactsites2000.com/avmain/Superbit.htm

A quotation from that page: "in order to offer higher resolution audio and
video, all the added features:
-Director commentaries -Theatrical previews -Cut scenes -Audio in English /
French / Spanish / what have you -Games -Various previews -Actor bio's -Etc….
Were all cutout of the DVD thus freeing up information space that now can be
used for enhancing the picture and audio."

For most public library collections a variety of language tracks and special
features such as commentaries would probably be a better choice--and at a lower
price.

Pat Shufeldt
Greenville (SC) County Library System

"Tatar, Becky" wrote:

> When searching a vendor for the dvd of 'From Here to Eternity," one version
> is listed as being a Superbit, which is to be released next year, at a few
> dollars more than the previous dvd release. What does Superbit mean? Is it
> more digital information crammed on the disc? Is it worth the extra $ to
> get it? Thanks in advance
>
> Becky Tatar
> Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
> Aurora Public Library
> 1 E. Benton Street
> Aurora, IL 60505
> PHONE: 630-264-4100
> FAX: 630-896-3209
> www.aurora.lib.il.us
> E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us