AFL-Power: 2004 Victory Pack-Qualifying Final (2004)
|Category||Sports||Main Menu Audio & Animation|
|Year Of Production||2004|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Ads Then Menu|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||None Given|
Aust. Football Video
Visual Entertainment Group
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
The march to the Grand Final 2004 begins in earnest in this Qualifying Final, when Port Adelaide finally, to the joy of its devoted and sometimes suffering fans, shook off the demons of previous years and won through to the Preliminary Finals. Geelong had enjoyed a terrific season, with tremendous improvement shown across all fields. However, the Power weren't about to let yet another finals opportunity go begging, and they crushed the Cats at AAMI Stadium by fifty five points.
Port Adelaide 5.2 11.4 13.7 18.9 - 117
Geelong 2.2 3.5 7.6 9.8 - 62
Brendon Lade, Warren Tredrea and Toby Thurstons turned in tremendous performances, racking up almost forty possessions between them and adding six goals to the tally.
Byron Pickett was also amongst the team's best players, along with Michael Wilson who had the unenviable job of trying to contain young Gary Ablett Jnr.
The video transfer is perfectly acceptable but certainly isn't reference material. We are presented with an appropriately widescreen image, framed at approximately 1.78:1, with 16x9 enhancement.
Sharpness and shadow detail are excellent.
The interview footage intercut into the match footage is of terrific clarity.
Colours were realistically presented.
There were no film artefacts to report.
Grain and low level noise were hardly a problem. Some MPEG artefacts were noticeable on occasion, but again, nothing serious. Aliasing is slightly more of a problem - the grass shimmers a little on occasion, and railings and signs in the stands do cause some disturbance.
All in all - what we'd expect from recent TV material.
The English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track does its job well, and although the surrounds and subwoofer get little to do, there isn't too much to complain about.
Dialogue was easy to hear on all but a few instances.
Audio sync was excellent during the interviews.
There were very few moments of any sort of distortion.
|Surround Channel Use|
The only 'extra' to speak of is a table of the final score line, which is also available on the back of the DVD case.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This DVD is formatted to play on all PAL compatible systems, regardless of region. It is likely to be available only in Australia.
Not the most exciting game but a fine testament to Port's excellent season.
Perfectly acceptable video.
No real extras.
|DVD||Yamaha DVR-S100, using Component output|
|Display||Sony 76cm Widescreen Trinitron TV. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to DVD Player, Dolby Digital and DTS. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.|
|Amplification||Yamaha DVR-S100 (built in)|
|Speakers||Yamaha NX-S100S 5 speakers, Yamaha SW-S100 160W subwoofer|