ANSWERS

  • Q-1: What is NTSC and PAL picture format?
  • There are three main standards: NTSC, PAL and SECAM.

    However, each standard is incompatible with the other. NTSC: Color TV standard developed in the U.S. in 1953 by National Television System Committee. NTSC is used in United States, Canada, Japan, in most of the American continent countries and in various Asian countries. Rest of the world uses either some variety of PAL or SECAM standards. PAL: (Phase Alternating Line) TV standard was introduced in the early 1960's in Europe. PAL is used in most of the western European countries (except France, where SECAM is used instead), Australia, some countries of Africa, some countries of South America and in some Asian countries.


  • Q-2: What is Anamorphic widescreen, full Screen, letter-box?
  • An Anamorphic DVD allows pictures to be re-stretched back to full resolution at full size. A DVD player has a built in function that allows it to re-stretch an Anamorphic movie out to full size to be shown on a wide screen TV.



    Depending on the ration of the TV (4:3 / 16:9), a full screen determines how the movie will be stretched to fit the whole screen.



    With Letter-boxing. The picture is shrunk to fit the whole thing in and black bars are added at the top and bottom to fill the gaps. If your TV is not wide enough to take an Anamorphic image, then the image will just be Letterboxed and look like any widescreen movie.


  • Q-3: What is MPEG?
  • MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group and it is the nickname given to a family of International Standards used for coding audio-visual information in a digital compressed format. It will compress the picture in order to be able to record the huge quantities of information needed to store full motion video. The MPEG family of standards includes MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, formally known as ISO/IEC11172, ISO/IEC-13818 and ISO/IEC-14496. DVD movies are encoded in MPEG-2 format

    720x480 (NTSC, only with MPEG-2)
    720x576 (PAL, only with MPEG-2)
    704x480 (NTSC, only with MPEG-2)
    704x576 (PAL, only with MPEG-2)
    352x480 (NTSC, MPEG-2 & MPEG-1)
    352x576 (PAL, MPEG-2 & MPEG-1)
    352x240 (NTSC, MPEG-2 & MPEG-1)
    352x288 (PAL, MPEG-2 & MPEG-1)


  • Q-4: What is DTS (5.1 / 6.1)?
  • DTS(Digital Theatre System) is a media delivery format that makes audio tracks more closely match the original master recording than other data-compressed soundtracks. Coupled with the multi-dimensional benefit of surround sound technology, the audio quality of DTS-format soundtracks and music mixes dramatically improves content. DTS offers a number of surround sound formats developed specifically for consumer and automotive applications. 5.1 and 6.1 are different channels of discrete digital audio in consumer electronics products and software content. DTS Channels/Versions:

    DTS Channels/Versions:
    http://www.dts.com/consumer/technology/at-a-glance.php


  • Q-5: What is Dolby Digital (Surround 5.1 / 6.1)?
  • Dolby Digital system provides 6 channels of crystal clear digital surround sound. Left, Center and Right channels in front provide precise. Clear positioning of dialogue. Separate or "discrete" Left and Right surround channels on the side and in the rear provide atmospherics and ambient sounds. A subwoofer/bass effects channel contributes extra punch to action and special effects sequences.



    Dolby Digital - General: http://www.dolby.co.jp/consumer/home_entertainment/simplesurround.html


  • Q-6: What is DVD Region Code?
  • 99% of our DVD titles are Region Free (All Region). Region coding information for each DVD title can be found on the product detail page. Before you make a purchase, it's important that you make sure the DVD(s) you are buying are compatible with your DVD player. DVDs sold globally are typically encoded to restrict their use to specific locations. That is, a DVD assigned a specific 'Region Code' can only be played within the areas specified in that Region Code.

    < DVD REGION CODE >

    Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6
    USA, Canada, U.S. Territories Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean Eastern Europe (Russia and the former Soviet Union), the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Mongolia China

    Region 0 (ALL)
    This designation indicates that the individual DVD can be played in worldwide, i.e. in all Regions 1 - 6 DVD players.


  • Q-7: What is DVD format - DVD5, DVD9 & DVD10?
  • Most of the 90/120 minutes movies are made with DVD5 format and there are some movies with 90/120 minutes movies are made with DVD9 format these days, but it does not mean it have better quality or longer length. Its all depends on the original length of the movie when its made. DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc. It is very often used as a replacement acronym for DVD-Video, which is one standard based on DVD format.

    DVD formats - DVD5, DVD9 and DVD10: DVD5 - (4.7GB Single side/layer) This is the most common DVD product. A DVD5 will hold approx 4.7 GB data or 120 minutes of high quality audio and video.

    DVD9 - (8.54GB Single side/Dual layer) This DVD format is increasing in popularity due to its ability to hold up to 4 hours of audio and video or 8.54 GB of data.

    DVD10 – (9.4GB Dual side/Dual layer) On a DVD10, both layers contain information. The DVD needs to be turned over in order to access the information on the other side. A DVD10 can hold about 4 1/2 hours of audio and video or 9.4GB of data

    BluRay DVD - A BluRay DVD holds 27GB on a single sided disc.


  • Q-8: Will I really get what I see on the Screen Shots or previews on the DVD I order?
  • All of our movie screen shots and trailers are captured from the original movies. We guarantee that you will get exactly what you see.


  • Q-9: Do you sell "bootlegged" copy/DVD-R or CD-R to your customers?
  • Absolutely NOT! Our DVDs are not "bootlegged" copies. All of our products are official products made here in the U.S. or imported from Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. We offer you the ORIGINAL COPY of the DVD and Blu-Ray. All the DVD discs will be shipped with the ORIGINAL jacket covers. We guarantee tihs to you.


  • Q-10: What is the different between "Uncensored, Light Mosaic Decoded & Censored w/Mosaic"?
  • UNCENSORED Video - XXX HARDCORE Rated:
    There is no mosaic on the uncensored DVD video. 100% UNCENSORED! Sample image on the left.

    Light Mosaic Video - XXX Decoded Rated:
    There is a mosaic on the DVD video. Sample image on the left.


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