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Az John Says, in 2-3-2010 at 15:27:08 from     

The Blu Ray has a good overview on Zion and Bryce. I really enjoyed the fly overs and also the close ups inside the parks. They give a good description of the park highlights and are very informative. I was also happy with the picture quality. It was crisp and clear and looked amazing in Blu Ray.

I am only giving three stars because there is an issue with the audio. The narrator sounds fine but the sounds gets very quiet when they have an interview. It sounds like they are far away from the sound recorder. This may be an issue with my setup but this Blu Ray is the only one with issues.

If you love the national parks and want to get a good overview, then pick up this Blu Ray.
Rating: 3 / 5

Budd Young Says, in 2-3-2010 at 15:38:17 from     

This was a very professionally executed Blu-ray DVD. The Blu-ray quality really brings out the vivid color, and panoramic beauty that make up both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. This DVD also provides some useful tips on where to hike, what to wear (briefly), and what to be aware of (flash floods etc.). This is a wonderful part of our country, and this Blu-ray DVD really justifies that.
Rating: 5 / 5

Pikminfan Says, in 2-3-2010 at 18:36:49 from     

Having recently visited both Zion and Bryce National Parks-this Blu-Ray qualifies as the next best thing to actually being there. The picture quality is outstanding and goes a long way to showcase the natural beauty of both parks. Bryce Canyon’s colorful hoodoos look especially breathtaking in hi-def.

Another reviewer criticized the fact that a large portion of the video is dedicated to things like hiking gear, etc. and I would agree with this criticism. I would’ve rather they spent that time highlighting the beauty of the parks and the various hot spots in more detail. After all, the hi-def visuals are what make Blu-Ray the preferred format for this type of program and info on hiking gear is not what the typical viewer paid to see.

A nice included bonus on this Blu-Ray though is “Secrets of the Southwest”. Being very partial to the Southwest in general (the most beautiful part of our country in my opinion) I was pleased to see it showcased in such detail and with such reverence. Not only did they cover popular locales such as the Grand Canyon-but also showcased other, less widely known places of interest off the beaten path. The lengthy “Secrets of the Southwest” bonus program alone was worth the price of the Blu-Ray.
Rating: 5 / 5

Robert in NY Says, in 2-3-2010 at 21:08:22 from     

This turns out to be a dvd which emphasizes activities like rock climbing (who cares) over the beauty of these two beautiful parks. There is non-stop chirpy narration from a guy who’s voice you will recognize immediately from programs on cable nature/travel channels.

The camera moves with lightning speed over the scenery, but dwells on things like sneakers.

Finally, if this is blu-ray, its the worst quality I’ve ever seen.

All-in-all, a real disappointment.

Rating: 1 / 5

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