Originally Posted by AustinSTI
Riiiiight cause this is published work so comparing a published author is a fair comparison. This is the internet and a forum - reposting information isn't blasphamous nor is it anywhere near plagarism.
I don't know the whole story or have any problem with Fett at all in fact I have an appreciation for his work here but this is a need that must be met and regardless of the circumstances that's whats being done. His explanations of things worked really well and I'm sure he 'borrowed' their descriptions from somewhere too...if it ain't broke...
Go to the other forum - you are more than welcome too...no issues there. Rather than calling things blasphamy like the placement of apacalypto why not back up those statements with facts and your opinion on what wouldn't be blasphamous?
True, it's not published, but IMO it still isn't cricket to take someone else's work and take it in a different direction (internet or not) without their permission or acknowledgement. In this case, by acknowledgement, I would think this would be done on the first post, and contain a link to his continuing effort to update this/his list.
I wonder what you mean by this is a need that must be met and regardless of the circumstances.
- a) We need a picture quality thread - I agree wholeheartedly. However, Fett is currently meeting this need, just not at AVS.
- b) We need a picture quality thread that is based on popular opinion, rather than one expert's individual and consistent opinion.
There is indeed something to be said for B. The problem of this list being left to the masses (as has been discussed) is a) trollers, b) many folks that vote have only seen a few titles, so have little basis for comparison, c) many of the folks that vote do not have as detailed an eye as the experts (heck, even some experts do not seem to have a good eye), and d) many folks allow their like/dislike of a movie compromise their judging of that movie's picture quality.
However, B does set up an explicit formula, and you eliminate much of the the evil tier-master is wrong feelings. In other words, this method makes the Matrix folks (who thought it should be tier-0 regardless of the flaws - similar to the Apocalypto folks) happier, at the expense of having those movies rated too highly based on their picture quality. For me, I'd rather have an *accurate* ranking of movies based on their PQ alone, then allow that to help me decide what to purchase (example: I love Big Fish, but think Crank is so-so. Since Crank has great PQ, I bought it long before I upgraded my standard-def Big Fish).