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While I can appreciate the grain in the non-DNRed screen caps giving the movie a more film-like appearance, I can also understand the desire to scrub away the grain - there are probably a large number of Trek fans that are not necessarily film buffs that will prefer the DNRed versions. I would think that those people, after having seen the new Star Trek movie in the theaters, would complain about how old-looking and "muddy" the non-DNRed versions would be. (I haven't seen the new movie yet, but I imagine it does not have the level of grain seen in the non-DNRed caps.)
I'm not saying that over-applying DNR is a good thing, but I can understand the perception of market forces. I do wish that something in-between had been achieved instead - remove some of the grain, but leave some in for that film-like look - which is I guess what happened in WoK.
Still, the DNRed versions look watchable anyway. My set will ship eventually, and I can make my own judgment. Since I don't own any of these on DVD or VHS, these will still be worth it.
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