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I see no macroblocking there. No blocks of color, no streaks from the button. However... I definitely do see a couple flecks of white pop in and out (one to the right of the Ford sofa, one beneath it), like dust on the print or digital noise.
OK, looking between the windows again. No jitter but more specks of white. In the next scene I'm finding more slight evidence of print damage with what actually looks like a scratch on the negative at one point. I don't see any posterization near Marvin at 30:35 either - I only see the overlapping shadows moving against each other because of the multiple light sources. I do see more evidence of print damage here though. I'm not seeing any evidence of print damage on scenes that aren't in The Heard of Gold, however.
Ah, here's the scratch I was talking about. Take a look at the space between Trillian's legs and Marvin right around 29:04, it appears for a single frame on the ceiling panel. That's definitely a scratch on the print.
Despite these imperfections, I still think that this is a rather pleasing image overall. I think it's Tier 3 rank is justified. I had to sit really close to the screen and pay very close attention to specific parts of the image to notice most of this stuff and scenes outside The Heart of Gold seem quite good.