Originally Posted by vancouver
I dont know why but the BD pics give me a similar feeling to car sickness. Yuk.
I can't believe I might actually pass on owning Gladiator on BD.
People and their MP3s, LCD torch mode, BD w/ DNR & EE etc etc are really starting to piss me off. Honestly I dont blame the studios, sadly they are marketing to masses. Unfortunately the masses have crappy taste in AQ and PQ. Sad thing is if you went on the street and asked 100 people what looked best they would all point to the BD pics.
I can see it now written on the front of future BDs. "MP3 quality audio!", "Boosted Sharpness!" "Enhanced for LCD torch mode!" "Coupon inside for $100 off a $500 monster HDMI cable"
Yup. People clamored to have HD go mainstream (as opposed to staying niche, for the enthusiasts), and yet when the inevitable dumbing down of the content to appeal to the clueless masses rears it's ugly head, the same people act surprised
. I have always said that the music industry is a perfect model, what with their MP3 downloads (which is where HD distro is headed). You can't have your cake and eat it too, unfortunately
This just keeps getting better and better. Over in the Lord of the Rings thread, several posters would prefer that the audio not
be 7.1 24 bit DTS-HD MA on the extended versions because it would barely fit on a single platter (and on an enthusiast forum, no less?!?). Or, they would prefer that the audio be less than optimal so the picture quality doesn't suffer. I long for the days when we could agree on both
optimum PQ and AQ: split it into two discs (as the EEs are now), and keep the best AQ and PQ available. But then some people would have to get off their butts and switch the disc (interrupts the "theater experience"). Oh well...