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How the Earth Changed History Blu-ray

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BBC | 300 min | Not rated | Jun 29, 2010

How the Earth Changed History (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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English

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (2 BDs)

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How the Earth Changed History Blu-ray offers decent video and solid audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release

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For more about How the Earth Changed History and the How the Earth Changed History Blu-ray release, see How the Earth Changed History Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.



How the Earth Changed History Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

"Inconsistent" is the best word I can use to describe BBC Video's 1080i/AVC-encoded transfer. Compiled from numerous video sources, How the Earth Changed History sadly succumbs to a variety of issues. Unsightly noise swarms jungle canopies and icy tundras, artifacting and banding hinders the series' undersea photography and sweeping landscapes, and clarity dips and dives wildly from scene to scene (some shots are crystal clear, others are woefully soft). Worse, black levels are competent at times, weak and poorly resolved at others. Fine textures begin to lend depth to the image, then retreat altogether. Dimensionality is convincing one moment, but flat and unattractive the next. And so it goes for five episodes. I'm sure much of the presentation's unevenness and many of its shortcomings trace back to Stewart and his team's original footage. But with so many glaring anomalies and distractions coming to bear on the experience, it's next to impossible to determine where the series' production limitations end and transfer's flaws begin. Like the Blu-ray release of Earth: The Biography before it, the BD edition of How the Earth Changed History offers a problematic but passable high definition presentation, albeit one that can't possibly compete with the likes of Planet Earth and Life.


How the Earth Changed History Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

The unmistakable high point of the release is BBC Video's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. While the prevalence of Stewart's narration (not to mention the chatty nature of his documentary series) generally reduces How the Earth Changed History to a front-heavy affair, some welcome LFE oomph and rear speaker razzmatazz make this lossless outing a relatively impressive one. The chaotic chorus of riverside insects and the hollow howl of Arctic winds are just two of the ambient pleasures that creep across the soundfield. And even though these elements aren't given many opportunities to fully envelop the listener, they do prove effective whenever Stewart takes a breather. Thankfully, his narration remains clean and clear throughout, and only takes a hit when Stewart is speaking from the belly of a cave, in the midst of a storm, or standing at a distance. It doesn't hurt that the series' CG maps and geological recreations sound as good as the voice accompanying them, shifting rock beds and surging water rarely overwhelm his insights, and the most volatile events the Earth has to offer are nicely prioritized within the mix. That being said, the whole of the series isn't as immersive as its standout sonic sequences. I have no doubt documentary devotees will appreciate the inclusion of a lossless audio track, but I have a feeling they'll find it isn't the game-changing addition they might have expected.


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How the Earth Changed History Blu-ray Announced - March 19, 2010

Warner Home Video has announced the BBC/National Geographic co-production How the Earth Changed History for release in a two-disc Blu-ray set on July 6. This documentary series, from the team behind Earth: The Biography, reveals the epic tale of how the forces ...


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