Re: Tech question

Jerry Notaro (
Tue, 7 Jan 2003 11:34:28 -0800 (PST) wrote:

> Superbit dvd's are encoded with a higher bit rate than other dvd's.
> Essentially, they take the space used for the dvd menu, making of,
> extra language tracks, etc and use this for higher level encoding. I
> have compared several of them with their non-Superbit counterparts on
> an 55" HDTV home theater system. I could tell the difference
> immediately--both audio and video were improved. However, I doubt that
> this difference will be as perceptible on an average system. While I
> will be buying some for my personal collection, I will not be buying
> any for the libraries collection.

I have viewed them on my home system which has a 27 inch monitor and
noticed the difference immediately, especially with the audio. We own a
few in our collection and I expect to purchase more in the future.

Jerry Notaro, Media Librarian
University of South Florida St. Petersburg