I have been making my own DVDs since 2006 (ish). I recently made a DVD of a movie from the Sony movie channel, HD feed (downrezzed to SD of course) using a DirecTV receiver. After making the DVD, my wife, who has a superior mental cataloging feature
asked me why I made a DVD of that movie when I had actually purchased that move on a commercial DVD a few years ago. I admitted it was a mistake on my part as I had forgotten.
Anyway, I started to watch the commercial pressed DVD, and was really appalled at the quality of the movie on my 55 inch television. I took it out of the player and put in the one I had just made, and the quality was vastly, and I am not exaggerating, it was VASTLY superior to the one I had purchased.
In your opinion, is this an isolated incident, or is it typical that a home made DVD would be superior to a commercial pressed one. Maybe they remastered the movie since the DVD was made, but as they are BOTH SD DVDs, they both have access to the same max resolution, it just seems odd that the one I made is so much better than the one I purchased. Wouldn't a commercially pressed DVD make use of the highest quality possible with the media?
A bit confused...
BTW, it is understandable that I didn't exactly remember that I had purchased that particualr movie as I burned about 65 DVDs THAT DAY!
I guess my tendency to stockpile stuff, then burn it in batches reached a peak there.
Luckily, the content was spread across three or four DVD recorders, all in use simultaneously, unluckily, there were quite a number of DL disks made that day, about ten or so I'd guess--Time-consuming, those DL disks.