AFL-Power: 2004 Victory Pack-Qualifying Final (2004)

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Released 25-Nov-2004

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Sports Main Menu Audio & Animation
Rating Rated E
Year Of Production 2004
Running Time 150:00
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Ads Then Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor
Aust. Football Video
Visual Entertainment Group
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent-Secure Clip
RPI Box Music None Given


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    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.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    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.

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Audio

    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.

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Extras

    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.

R4 vs R1

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.

Summary

    Not the most exciting game but a fine testament to Port's excellent season.

    Perfectly acceptable video.

    Good audio.

    No real extras.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Scott Murray (Dont read my bio - it's terrible.)
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Review Equipment
DVDYamaha DVR-S100, using Component output
DisplaySony 76cm Widescreen Trinitron TV. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to DVD Player, Dolby Digital and DTS. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.
AmplificationYamaha DVR-S100 (built in)
SpeakersYamaha NX-S100S 5 speakers, Yamaha SW-S100 160W subwoofer

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