an unexpected surprise with Underworld Evolution
I finally tried a standard def DVD in my PS3
(instead of my Up-converting Pio DV490v player)
It's almost as good at 480p, (and letting my Plasma do its own conversion)
....as my BluRay version at 1080p scaled down
Totally un-touched photos , scaled down only.
Underworld Evolution Blu-Ray
Underworld Evolution SD DVD
The white washed out area directly below the eye has more detail when viewing in person in the Blu Ray version, so it must be a limitation of my camera.
Maybe there's just too much contrast in those dark scenes to pick up the detail
Can someone with a better setup, camera,player,display or all of the above
try to snap a pic of the same scene?
I have since tossed in a couple other SD DVD's
and the PS3 is definately the best SD player I have tried so far though.
the other SD players I've tried in the past were from:
Sony, Yamaha, Pioneer, and XBOX 360.. in that order, and the PS3 tops them all
Guess I better go back to my #1 reference pic of Scratt in Ice Age II
and try the SD vs BR in the same (PS3) player this time.
I may have an extra HDMI port real soon, upconverting player my arse
...at least it was only $100