“Best PPV Matches 2012” hits stores just after Christmas. Earlier in the week we showed you pre-release photos of the DVD version. Today, with thanks to Sunny Gupta, here’s a first look at the Blu-ray edition.
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End of an Era. The Reign of a Champion. The Once in a Lifetime Clash.
Relive the matches that made history this year with the BEST PAY-PER-VIEW MATCHES OF 2012. From the grueling viciousness of Hell in a Cell to the legendary grandeur of WrestleMania, all of the year’s best matches are here.
Full Match Listing for WWE Best PPV Matches 2012.
John Cena vs. Kane
Elimination Chamber • February 19, 2012
2 out of 3 Falls Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan
Extreme Rules • April 29, 2012
SmackDown Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Tensai vs. Santino Marella vs. Damien Sandow vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Sin Cara
Money in the Bank • July 15, 2012
WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match
CM Punk vs. Ryback
Hell in a Cell • October 28, 2012
Backstage Pay-Per View Access:
- CM Punk discusses his match at the Royal Rumble
- Sheamus discusses his involvement at Elimination Chamber
- Layla discusses her match at Extreme Rules
- Christian discusses his match at Over The Limit
- Paul Heyman discusses Brock Lesnar’s match at SummerSlam
- The Miz discusses his match at SummerSlam
- John Cena discusses his match at SummerSlam
- CM Punk discusses his match at SummerSlam
It looks like a good set. If there wasn’t a Blu Ray version I wouldn’t get it though. I’m an absolute completionist on US WWE Blu’s. I have them all so far. Including the exclusive Blu’s from Smackdown vs. Raw 2009, and the Blu that came with WWE ’12: The People’s Edition. Last years Best PPV Matches set was a bigger deal since it finally gave us Cena vs. Punk from MITB on Blu. The cover art is awesome at least.
I brought the dvd today.
I hope disc two works this year. I still have not seen disc two of last year’s blu-ray.
wow I just got to say. It must be hard for the WWE to put the best ppv matches dvd together because almost all of the ppvs sucked this year
That may be your opinion, but then why click on a link in regards to a WWE PPV DVD news article.
Why do you continue to watch PPV’s when ‘almost all of them sucked this year?’
Are you trying to be so controversial that the Internet would break? Doesn’t look like its worked.
Chill out, he’s just giving his opinion.
I can not wait to get it but it might have a delay due to the winter storm so I might have to wait longer if it has a winter storm here
Looks good, but pity its now a pointless release since now we have all the 2012 PPVs coming or already release on Blu Ray in the UK.
I’ll wait till its £5-£8
Here’s a thought. It might be a ‘pointless release’ to you as you buy all the PPVS of the year, but to someone who doesn’t, it’s not. It’s ‘the best of’. Bands do it all the time.
Please don’t think that WWE caters their DVD releases to your individual taste and library collection.
I don’t have a problem with this guy voicing his opinion. It’s still a free world the last time I checked and he does have a valid opinion from his perspective. And the whole bit of “don’t think that WWE caters their DVD releases to your individual taste” is silly because who among us doesn’t hope they do better in some ways? The only way that’s possible is by voicing our displeasures whenever it happens. Don’t kid yourself, the company likes some of that type of thing. It’s called constructive criticism and it helps in some minor way guide their releases. If they didn’t get feedback, they wouldn’t know and sales might drop substantially.
However, if you must knock him, a better reason is because this release does in fact offer something new to most of the WWE Blu-Ray purchasing audience which actually resides outside of the European market. For the first time ever, much of this stuff is being made available in NTSC HD quality (don’t believe the non-sense that one of the posters here tells you because regardless of your player, if it’s a PAL Blu-Ray or DVD, it’ll always have that crappy film-like/frame rate issue when played on an NTSC TV). That alone makes this release significant and gives you a good reason to knock his post.
Maybe you should actually do some research about posting things you have no clue about. First off, there is no PAL and NTSC when it comes to HD, its universal unlike DVD and SD. I’ve imported all of WWE UK Blu-rays and they have no lag effect that you mentioned and other UK exclusive movies not available here.
All studios do is lock the region to either A, B or C or region free…again there is no PAL and NTSC with Blu-rays.
With DVD however that is different story, that will have the lag effect on NTSC television.
Before you post rubbish, get a clue and do some research.
You said, “there is no PAL and NTSC when it comes to HD, its universal unlike DVD and SD.”
Yet, my research finds the following:
NTSC-Based Digital TV/HDTV Frame Rate
Using NTSC as a foundation for Digital TV or HDTV, if the frames are transmitted as an interlaced image (1080i), each frame is composed of two fields, with each field displayed every 60th of a second, and a complete frame displayed every 30th of a second, using a NTSC-based 30 frame-per-second frame rate. If the frame is transmitted in the progressive scan format (720p or 1080p) it is displayed twice every 30th of a second. In both cases, a unique high definition frame is displayed every 30th of a second in former NTSC-based countries.
PAL-Based Digital TV/HDTV Frame Rate
Using PAL as a foundation for Digital TV or HDTV, if the frames are transmitted as an interlaced image (1080i), each frame is composed of two fields, with each field displayed every 50th of a second, and a complete frame displayed every 25th of a second, using a PAL-based 25 frame-per-second frame rate. If the frame is transmitted in the progressive scan format (720p or 1080p) it is displayed twice every 25th of a second. In both cases, a unique high definition frame is displayed every 25th of a second in former PAL-based countries.
In the final analysis, Digital TV and HDTV, although a leap forward in terms of what you actually see on the screen, with increased resolution and detail, still has roots in 60-plus year-old analog video standards. As a result, there are, and will be, for the foreseeable future, differences in Digital TV and HDTV standards in use throughout the World, which reinforces the barrier to true Worldwide video standards for both the professional and the consumer.”
THEREFORE, FRAME RATE REMAINS AN ISSUE EVEN IN HD.
But, since you seem to think you know everything, how about providing a link to substantiate your claim?
Actually there is no such thing as PAL and NTSC in HD video, just scan rate differences, according to this link:
Hardly any UK Blu-rays will be shot at 25fps compared to 30fps in NTSC. If it is then HDTVs and Blu-ray players are capable of converting 25fps to play perfectly in 30fps.
So yes, Dave is correct. If your player and TV can handle it, UK Blu-rays will play perfectly fine in NTSC.
Thanks for your response Stevie Breech.
My concern is with the video motion quality. I’ve played a UK Blu-Ray on my American made Blu-Ray player and Sony TV –both made in 2012– and find the disgusting frame rate issue is ever-present and very distracting. I believe the article you linked refers to it as the scan rate. It was so distracting that I legitimately threw the disc out. I only bought it because of the recommendations I’ve read on this site, but whereas the video had very vivid HD colors and sharpness, the motion absolutely sucked. To give you to understand how bad it was, I’d rather watch an EP VHS recording than watch anything with this headache-inducing frame rate video problem.
Have you personally had any experience with a SilverVision Blu-Ray that didn’t have the motion problem?
Have you turned off those fancy features on the tv like motion flow that gives the ‘soap opera’ effect and looks like someone is filming on camcorder? and other useless features that enhance picture? those usually don’t help at all.
I only imported Royal Rumble 2009 Blu-ray which is locked to region B and it played great on my region free player and looked fine on my Samsung 3D LED…no frame rate issues at all.
Saw this earlier this afternoon at K-mart for those interested in getting a jumpstart ahead of the release date.
Looks good. Definitely one of my favorite WWE releases every year.