Re: DVD Cometh

Rick Faaberg (
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 10:35:50 -0800 (PST)

> As to old movies, does the fact that a movie appears on a DVD mean that it
> has been
> digitally remastered to take advantage of the DVD format?
> What if someone takes a poor "original" and "dubs" it directly on
> a DVD. Then wouldn't the quality still be poor?

You are correct.

The last thing we'd contemplate doing is digitizing from a VHS cassette or
worse yet, a 16mm. We always look for a 3/4" (or better) master to digitize

Many programs are now produced digitally in first place, of course, so
pressing a DVD doesn't result in much (if any) loss of quality.