Originally Posted by oink
But don't you get tired of the silliness to the screaming back and forth about AV quality?
Poster A: "This is horrible!"
Poster B: "It's OK."
Poster C: "This is great!"
And no way to prove on this forum who is really right (aka, FUTILE EXCERCISE).
No, because everyone's system is different. If it's "horrible" to someone, then we may ask...what kind of display do you have...has it been calibrated...what distance do you view from the screen...have you had your eyes checked recently...etc.
Then there's the screen shots. Some are really bad because of the way it was captured and others truly display the quality of the release...and then the debate on if screen shots really help or not.
It's all very important to know what source was used for the transfer and what if any work was done to the transfer after it was captured digitally .
And that's all ok because this is a technical forum. What's troublesome is when a movie comes to Blu-ray with it's fans waiting with bated breath hoping the best for a quality release, only for one or some to pop in to only mention how crappy the movie is, trash it, and mention how they can't believe any of us "fans" would waist their money on such a title. Of course followed by a rash of defensive replies (on both sides) wasting everyone's time.
It's easier to agree on the "look" (ie transfer) of a movie than it is to agree on weather a movie comes across as to being great, lousy, or worth buying etc.
At least the negative postings in this thread about this movie are constructive, kept to a minimum without many (if any) taking offence as there seems to be a understanding of why someone may not like this movie.