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The HD DVD User's PQ & AQ Reference Thread!


If you need help finding a movie press {Control}+F to find a specific title

This thread is a continuation of the original HD DVD User's PQ & AQ Reference Thread created by Iggster and is mantained by a committee of 7 AVS users. In no particular order:

Iggster | Topweasel | FrancescoP | rdjam | MidnightWatcher | Gary Murrell | MichaelHDDVD

Remember, all ideas and suggestions are welcomed, and I thank everyone for the support and for taking the time to visit the USER'S thread and to VOTE on the movies.

You can quickly vote on each movie picture quality clicking on the "Vote!" link. Movies will be ranked weekly according to the results. At the end of the star rating you will see a link called "AVS REVIEW". Please feel free to click on the link if you would like to submit your own in depth review for that specific title. Make it as detailed as you like.

Terms and Descriptions:

(TrueHD) This is a lossless audio codec which provides SUPERIOR sound than DD, DTS and DD+. For more info click HERE and for video click HERE and HERE for another video on TrueHD.

(MA) Refers to DTS HD Master Audio. DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless audio codec created by Digital Theater System. It is an extension of DTS and DTS-HD which, when played back on devices which do not support the Master Audio extension, degrades to a DTS 1.5 Mbit/s "core" track which is lossy.

(U-C) Refers to U-Control. This is an interactive overlay utilized on some Universal discs which can be enabled or disabled by the viewer while watching the movie. Firmware 2.0 is required to access it ON FIRST GEN PLAYERS. You can update your Toshiba HD DVD player HERE. For more info click HERE and for video click HERE.

(IME) Refers to In-Movie-Experience. This is an overlay feature much like (U-C)ontrol, only with fewer interactive options, which can be enabled or disabled by the viewer while watching the movie. All firmware supports (IME). For more info click HERE.

(CMB) Refers to combos, which are HD DVD/DVD hybrids. Combos do not affect PQ in any way. For more info click HERE.

(EE) Refers to Edge Enhancement. A digital image processing filter used by some studios to improves the apparent sharpness of the video. The creation of bright and dark highlights on either side of any line leaves the line looking more contrasted from a distance. It actually makes the picture less detailed because fine details are covered by the resulting "halo" artifacts.

(DNR) Refers to Digital Noise Reduction. A process which uses a digital filtering algorithm on the digital image data to reduce the amount of random noise (like film grain, electronic noise of the teleciné, comb filter artifacts in composite video sources, film speckles, dirt, scratches etc.) but can result in an actual loss of resolution and fine details, the exact elements of a image that define realism.

(VDF) Refers to Vertical Domain Filtering. A frequent process applied to old 1080i masters to improve their appearance on 1080i display. The vertical pixels are essentially doubled because of the filtering. When deinterlaced to 1080p for HD DVD it looks like the scan was made at 960x1080 rather than the full 1920x1080. That creates the appearance of aliased edges.

(Banding) Colour banding is a problem of inaccurate colour presentation that causes abrupt changes between shades of the same colour. For instance in displaying natural gradients (like sunsets, dawns or clear blue skies).

Color Codes: Audio Quality | Video Quality | TrueHD / Concert HD DVD Audio Quality

** Please only vote on the HD DVD titles you have viewed **

CREAM OF THE CROP - 4.5 Stars And Above - Reference HD DVD Picture Quality

King Kong (U-C) 4.762667 stars (373) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
TMNT 4.726027 stars (71) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Blade Runner: The Final Cut TrueHD 4.722222 stars (52) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Corpse Bride 4.710844 stars (164) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Hot Fuzz 4.699248 stars (131) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Shrek The Third 4.694444 stars (70) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Zodiac: Director's Cut 4.684211 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Transformers 4.654868 stars (224) 5.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
FREEDOM:1 4.642858 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Black Snake Moan 4.622951 stars (59) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Galápagos 4.588235 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Seabiscuit 4.583333 stars (70) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Troy: Director's Cut TrueHD 4.580645 stars (29) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Kingdom (CMB) 4.578947 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Ant Bully TrueHD (CMB) 4.569767 stars (84) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Happy Feet TrueHD (CMB) Banding 4.555556 stars (79) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Prestige (uk import) 4.55 stars (18) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Eastern Promises TrueHD (CMB) 4.55 stars (18) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Shooter 4.507936 stars (61) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix TrueHD 4.5 stars (26) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review


4.0-4.49 Stars - Excellent HD DVD Picture Quality

The Chronicles of Riddick 4.495049 stars (99) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
A Scanner Darkly 4.459459 stars (72) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Underworld (German Import) 4.458333 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Renaissance (German Import) (MA) 4.444445 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) Screenshots
Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut 4.444445 stars (16) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Hulk 4.442857 stars (68) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
2001: A Space Odyssey TrueHD (EE) 4.44 stars (48) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Pride and Prejudice TrueHD 4.434783 stars (21) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Bourne Ultimatum TrueHD 4.428572 stars (47) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Host 4.40625 stars (30) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Meet Joe Black 4.384615 stars (11) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Planet Earth Banding 4.381579 stars (74) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Mission Impossible 3 (IME) 4.380952 stars (40) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Matrix TrueHD (IME)(EE) 4.373913 stars (113) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Notting Hill 4.352941 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Star Trek The Original Series: Season One 4.333333 stars (16) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Searchers 4.333333 stars (34) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Grand Prix 4.321429 stars (26) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Matrix Reloaded TrueHD (IME) 4.311927 stars (107) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Aeon Flux 4.297873 stars (45) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Elizabeth (EE) 4.294117 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Letters From Iwo Jima TrueHD 4.290322 stars (29) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed 4.285715 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Bridge to Terabithia (Spanish Import) 4.285715 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season 4.285715 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
300 TrueHD 4.274074 stars (133) 5.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Evan Almighty 4.272727 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Pitch Black 4.263158 stars (36) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Untouchables 4.263158 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Four Brothers 4.263158 stars (17) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Lucky Number Slevin 4.259259 stars (25) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire TrueHD 4.25 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Band of Brothers (Japanese Import) 4.25 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Pianist TrueHD 4.25 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Children of Men (U-C)(CMB) 4.25 stars (58) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Matrix Revolutions TrueHD (IME) 4.238095 stars (124) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Running Scared HD DVD (german import) 4.235294 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Inside Man 4.230769 stars (11) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Black Christmas TrueHD 4.222222 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban TrueHD 4.2 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Polish Import) 4.2 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Serenity 4.197369 stars (74) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Bourne Identity 4.192308 stars (102) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Nature's Journey 4.1875 stars (14) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Constantine TrueHD (IME) 4.173913 stars (21) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Balls of Fury TrueHD 4.166667 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Dante s Peak 4.166667 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Jet Li Fearless. (CMB) 4.16 stars (23) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
One Six Right 4.157894 stars (17) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Aviator 4.157894 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire HD DVD (european import) . TrueHD 4.15625 stars (30) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Casino 4.153846 stars (24) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Scooby-Doo 4.142858 stars (12) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mr. Bean's Holiday (EE) 4.142858 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Dreamgirls 4.136364 stars (20) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
World Trade Center 4.130435 stars (21) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Warriors 4.125 stars (14) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Smallville: The Complete Fifth Season 4.111111 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Viva Las Vegas 4.111111 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Phantom of the Opera TrueHD 4.111111 stars (34) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Dawn of the Dead 4.111111 stars (25) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Underworld Evolution HD DVD (spanish import) 4.111111 stars (25) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Swordfish 4.095238 stars (19) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Sahara 4.09375 stars (30) 4.7 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Thing 4.090909 stars (42) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Casablanca 4.086957 stars (21) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Silent Hill (German Import) 4.083333 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Flags of Our Fathers 4.083333 stars (22) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Brotherhood of the Wolf (European Import) 4.076923 stars (11) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Out of Sight 4.071428 stars (12) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Batman Begins TrueHD (IME) 4.053763 stars (91) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Heroes: Season One (EE) 4.041667 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Eagles Farewell Tour I 8.5 Stars avg 4.032258 stars (29) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
V for Vendetta TrueHD (IME) 4.026667 stars (73) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The World s Fastest Indian 4 stars (14) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Wicker Man TrueHD 4 stars (6) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
What Dreams May Come 4 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Alexander HD DVD (French import) (MA) 4 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Pacino: Scent of a Woman 4 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Polar Express 4 stars (34) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Wyatt Earp 4 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) (DNR)(EE) 4 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Jailhouse Rock 4 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Land of the Dead (CMB) 4 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Breach (CMB)(U-C) 4 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Heart: Alive in Seattle TrueHD 4 stars (14) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Dead Silence 4 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Music and Lyrics (CMB) 4 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Shining 4 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone TrueHD 4 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (U-C)(CMB) 4 stars (31) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Shaun of the Dead 4 stars (33) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets TrueHD 4 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Sopranos: Season Six, Part One 4 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Skeleton Key 4 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Pan's Labyrinth (MA)(DNR) 4 stars (14) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Reservoir Dogs (Dutch Import) 4 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review


3.5-3.99 Stars Very Good - Above Average HD DVD Picture Quality

Battle of the Bulge 4 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Disturbia 4 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Bourne Supremacy (IME) 3.980769 stars (50) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Blood Diamond 3.957447 stars (45) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas TrueHD 3.947368 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (CMB) 3.944444 stars (16) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Superman Returns (TrueHD) (CMB) 3.941176 stars (32) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Terminator 2 HD DVD (French import) (MA) 3.9375 stars (14) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Training Day TrueHD 3.926829 stars (39) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Meet the Fockers 3.909091 stars (20) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Freedom Writers 3.9 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Carlito's Way TrueHD 3.9 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Ray 3.888889 stars (25) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Relentless Enemies 3.888889 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Hollywoodland (CMB) 3.888889 stars (16) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
U-571 3.88 stars (23) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Rundown 3.875 stars (14) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Anchorman 3.875 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Interpreter 3.875 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Nine Inch Nails Live: Beside You in Time TrueHD 3.864865 stars (35) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Terminator 3 (IME) 3.863636 stars (20) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Sopranos Season 6 Part II 3.857143 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Stardust 3.857143 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Forbidden Planet 3.857143 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
IMAX: Blue Planet 3.842105 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 3.833333 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Next 3.833333 stars (16) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
2 Fast 2 Furious 3.833333 stars (10) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Blazing Saddles 3.809524 stars (19) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Alpha Dog 3.8 stars (8) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Unleashed (CMB) 3.8 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Chronos 3.8 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Adventures of Robin Hood 3.8 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Slither (CMB) 3.785714 stars (12) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Scary Movie 4 (MA) 3.777778 stars (7) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Departed TrueHD (EE) 3.777778 stars (52) 4 STAR User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
License to Wed 3.777778 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut) 3.769231 stars (11) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Hitcher (CMB)(U-C) 3.764706 stars (15) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Darkman 3.764706 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Unforgiven 3.75 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Miami Vice (CMB) 3.75 stars (26) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Fantastic Four (German Import) 3.75 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Total Recall HD DVD (French import) (MA) 3.75 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 3.75 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mercury Rising 3.75 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Good Shepherd (CMB) 3.75 stars (14) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Equilibrium HD DVD (Japanese import) 3.75 stars (18) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Last Samurai 3.733334 stars (28) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Face/Off (DNR)(EE) 3.730769 stars (24) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Troy TrueHD (IME) 3.727273 stars (20) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Scorpion King 3.722222 stars (16) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Erin Brockovich (EE) 3.71875 stars (30) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
NIP/TUCK: The Complete Fourth Season 3.714286 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Old School 3.714286 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Reaping 3.714286 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Dukes of Hazzard (IME) 3.7 stars (8) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Intentionally Softened 3.684211 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
School for Scoundrels 3.666667 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Poseidon TrueHD 3.666667 stars (22) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Accepted (CMB) 3.666667 stars (7) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
District B13 TrueHD 3.666667 stars (7) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Friday Night Lights 3.666667 stars (10) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Smokin Aces (U-C) 3.647059 stars (32) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Good Night and Good Luck (CMB) 3.642857 stars (12) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Feast TrueHD 3.642857 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Million Dollar Baby 3.636364 stars (9) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
HD Scape: Antartica 3.625 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Mummy (EE) 3.62069 stars (27) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Black Rain 3.619048 stars (19) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Mummy Returns 3.617647 stars (32) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mission: Impossible II 3.611111 stars (16) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Half Baked (EE) 3.6 stars (8) 4 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
ATL (CMB) 3.590909 stars (20) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Blades of Glory 3.58427 stars (87) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed 3.571429 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Enemy at the Gates (French Import) (MA) 3.571429 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Jarhead 3.571429 stars (12) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Gods and Generals 3.571429 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Hurricane 3.571429 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Terminator 2 Director s Cut HD DVD (European import) (MA) 3.5625 stars (14) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Cream reunion at Royal Albert Hall 3.555556 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Superman: The Movie 3.545455 stars (9) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
We Were Soldiers 3.545455 stars (9) 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Brokeback Mountain (CMB) 3.533334 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Doom 3.529412 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Road Warrior 3.52381 stars (19) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory TrueHD *MUSIC ONLY PART* (IME) 3.516129 stars (29) 3 STAR User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Billy Madison 3.5 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Ocean's Eleven 3.5 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Trading Places 3.5 stars (12) 2.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Talk to Me 3.5 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Van Helsing 3.5 stars (16) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Return to House on Haunted Hill 3.5 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Getaway (1994) 3.5 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review


3.0-3.5 Stars Good - Average HD DVD Picture Quality

Full Metal Jacket (Deluxe Edition) 3.5 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Knocked Up 3.489362 stars (45) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Fountain (CMB) 3.476191 stars (19) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Happy Gilmore 3.473684 stars (17) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Pianist HD DVD (european import) (MA) 3.466667 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Beerfest 3.461539 stars (11) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Space Cowboys 3.444445 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Eyes Wide Shut 3.444445 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Spy Game 3.444445 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Sting 3.444445 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Big Lebowski (EE) 3.44 stars (48) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) Screenshots
Perfume: Story of a Murder (spanish import) 3.428571 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Omega Man (1971) 3.428571 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Payback (DNR) 3.428571 stars (12) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Rambo: First Blood Part II HD DVD (French Import) (MA) 3.428571 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Clerks II (TrueHD) 3.421052 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Deer Hunter (EE) 3.416667 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
House Of Wax 3.4 stars (8) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Frighteners 3.4 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Red Dragon 3.4 stars (8) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Backdraft 3.4 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Born on the Fourth of July 3.4 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Lake House (CMB) 3.375 stars (6) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Liar Liar (EE) 3.375 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Assault on Precinct 13 3.375 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Nutty Professor (EE) 3.375 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Matador (MA) 3.375 stars (14) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Top Gun (EE) 3.368421 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Apollo 13 3.366667 stars (28) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Syriana 3.363636 stars (9) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mystery Men 3.357143 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
The Getaway (CMB) 3.333333 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Cat People (1982) 3.333333 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Pulse TrueHD 3.333333 stars (7) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Firewall (CMB) 3.333333 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Cinderella Man 3.333333 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
We Are Marshall 3.333333 stars (16) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Fast and the Furious 3.32 stars (23) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Babel 3.3125 stars (14) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Wolf Creek (MA) 3.294118 stars (15) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Army of Darkness (CMB) (EE) 3.294118 stars (15) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Bulletproof (EE) 3.285714 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
For Love of the Game 3.272727 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mission: Impossible 3.25 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Waist Deep (CMB) 3.25 stars (6) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Patch Adams 3.25 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Manchurian Candidate 3.25 stars (10) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Hot Rod 3.25 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Dune 3.25 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
16 Blocks (CMB) 3.25 stars (6) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Animal House 3.235294 stars (15) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Cowboys 3.222222 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Harsh Times TrueHD 3.2 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
coming to america 3.2 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Midnight Run 3.181818 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Bullitt 3.166667 stars (22) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
You, Me and Dupree (CMB) 3.142857 stars (5) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Derailed (MA) 3.142857 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Chicago Earth Wind and Fire 8 Stars avg 3.142857 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Fog (French Import) HD DVD (MA) 3.133333 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
La Haine HD DVD (French import) (MA) 3.125 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Ocean's Twelve 3.125 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
12 Monkeys 3.111111 stars (16) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Bruce Almighty 3.1 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
March of the Penguins 3.090909 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Brothers Grimm HD DVD (Japanese import) 3.083333 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Dragonheart 3.076923 stars (11) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Reds 3.071429 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The 40 Year Old Virgin (U-C)(DNR)(EE) 3.068965 stars (27) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Field of Dreams 3.05 stars (18) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Lost in Translation 3.045455 stars (20) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Italian Job (DNR)(EE) 3 stars (21) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (CMB) 3 stars (5) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Break-Up (U-C)(CMB) 3 stars (9) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Stallone: Daylight 3 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
A Mighty Heart 3 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Being John Malkovich 3 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Nacho Libre 3 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
End of Days TrueHD 3 stars (9) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Battlestar Galactica: Season One 3 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Purple Rain 3 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Lethal Weapon 3 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots


2.5-2.99 Stars - Slightly Below Average HD DVD Picture Quality

Tremors TrueHD (DNR)(EE) 2.956522 stars (21) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Deliverance 2.952381 stars (19) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2.941177 stars (15) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Smokey and the Bandit 2.928571 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Lady in the Water TrueHD (CMB) 2.928571 stars (12) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
A Clockwork Orange 2.928571 stars (12) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Sneakers 2.909091 stars (9) 3.5 User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (VDF) 2.909091 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (CMB)(EE) 2.909091 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Pacino: Sea of Love 2.888889 stars (7) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Hustle and Flow 2.888889 stars (7) 4 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Meet the Parents (EE) 2.888889 stars (7) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut 2.875 stars (14) 4.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Twilight Zone: The Movie 2.875 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
GoodFellas 2.875 stars (38) 2.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Reign of Fire HD DVD (Japanese import) 2.875 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Dazed and Confused 2.866667 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mallrats (EE) 2.866667 stars (13) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The River 2.857143 stars (5) 2.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Wedding Date 2.857143 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Rambo: First Blood (French Import) (MA) 2.857143 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) Screenshots
Rio Bravo 2.857143 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Dog Day Afternoon 2.833333 stars (10) 3.0 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Waterworld (EE) 2.818182 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Last Starfighter (DNR) 2.8125 stars (30) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Dirty Dozen 2.8 stars (23) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Architect 2.8 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Monty Python s The Meaning of Life 2.75 stars (6) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Enter the Dragon (VDF) 2.73913 stars (21) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Excalibur 2.73913 stars (21) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
A Christmas Story 2.727273 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Christmas Vacation 2.727273 stars (9) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Under Siege 2.714286 stars (5) 3.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
American Me 2.714286 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Gothika 2.7 stars (8) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
An American Werewolf in London 2.652174 stars (21) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Caddyshack 2.65 stars (18) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Ocean's Thirteen 2.64 stars (23) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Fugitive (VDF) 2.636364 stars (20) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
elephant dreams (IME) 2.583333 stars (10) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Bone Collector 2.571429 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Lost City 2.571429 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Sleepy Hollow digital noise 2.53125 stars (30) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review


2.49 Stars And Below - Marginally Better Than Standard DVD

U2: Rattle & Hum 2.473684 stars (17) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
The Game 2.4 stars (18) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Perfect Storm TrueHD (VDF) 2.342857 stars (33) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Full Metal Jacket (VDF) 2.3125 stars (30) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Breakfast Club (CMB) 2.142857 stars (5) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Spartacus (EE) Noise 2.115385 stars (24) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Lethal Weapon 2 (VDF) 2.083333 stars (10) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Traffic (EE) 1.862069 stars (27) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review




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AWAITING RATINGS (movies with less than 5 votes)

Crank (German Import) 4.333333 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Freedom: 2 4.166667 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Heartbreak Kid TrueHD 4.166667 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The War 4.166667 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Evening 4 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Nature's Journey 4 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Living Landscapes: The World s Most Beautiful Places 4 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Freedom: 3 4 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise 4 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Elephant Man 4 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid 3.8 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Les Triplettes de Belleville (French Import) 3.666667 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer (German Import) 3.666667 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Brave Story (japanese import) 3.666667 stars (1) 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Holiday (UK Import) 3.6 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Manilo Live! 3.6 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
King Kong (1976) (European Import) (MA) 3.6 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Motörhead: Stage Fright 3.6 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
TOTO: Live in Amsterdam 3.5 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Tomb Raider II: The Cradle of Life (German Import) (MA) 3.5 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
White Noise TrueHD 3.5 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Rumor Has It... (CMB) 3.333333 stars (4) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Elizabeth: The Golden Age 3.333333 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Carlito's Way Rise to Power 3.333333 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Ultimate Force 3.333333 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Uncommon Bach 3.333333 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
HD Scape: Vision of the Sea 3.333333 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Graduate (French Import) 3.25 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Seed of Chucky (EE) 3.25 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Failure to Launch 3.2 stars (3) 2 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
White Noise 2 TrueHD 3.2 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Norbit 3.2 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
HD Scape: Hawaii 3.2 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
New Orleans Concert 3 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Finding Neverland (Japanese import) 3 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
In Good Company 3 stars (4) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Gift (Japanese Import) 3 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Muriel Anderson: A Guitarscape Planet 3 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Timecop 3 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Arctic Tale 3 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
A Room with a View 2.8 stars (3) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Watcher 2.75 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005 2.75 stars (2) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Oliver Twist (2005) (Japanese Import) 2.666667 stars (1) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Ghost Rider (French Import) 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Saturday Night Fever 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Way to Paradise 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Uncommon Mozart 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Discovery Atlas: China Revealed 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!)
Keali'i Reichel Live 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
HD Scape: Fireplace 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Spatial Dynamics 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Mobsters 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (German Import) 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Space or Dream of Life 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Method Man: Live form the Sunset Strip 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
King of California 0 stars (0) User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review




NOTE: This list use the Bayesian weighted rating formula (the same of IMDB.com top 250)
(WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C
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R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
m = minimum votes required to be listed
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There are no polls at the moment for the Audio Quality. You can suggest the rating with a reply in this thread. Here are the guidelines:

AUDIO RATING:

This is how the rating should be viewed. Note that this is not an audio quality rating but rather which movie engages in more LFE and surround sound usage and which do not. The audio quality for HD DVD concert titles, however, will be on a 1-10 scale.

5 STAR RATING MOVIES -- REFERENCE MOVIES WITH A LOT OF BASS THROUGH THE LFE CHANNEL AND EXTENSIVE USAGE OF THE SURROUNDS; VERY GOOD SOUND THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE MOVIE

4 STAR RATING MOVIES -- MOVIES WITH A GOOD AMOUNT OF BASS THROUGH THE LFE CHANNEL AND SURROUND USAGE

3 STAR RATING MOVIES -- MOVIES THAT USE THE LFE CHANNEL VERY LITTLE AND THE SURROUND CHANNELS BUT WITH OTHERWISE GOOD SOUND, JUST NOT 'ACTION PACKED'

2 STAR RATING MOVIES -- DOES NOT USE THE LFE CHANNEL OR THE SURROUNDS BUT OTHERWISE SOUND GOOD

1 STAR RATING MOVIES -- DOES NOT USE THE LFE CHANNEL WHATSOEVER AND HASA AUDIO PROBLEMS

CONCERT HD DVD AUDIO QUALITY RATINGS

These titles will be voted on a 1-10 scale and highlighted in the same color as above. There will be an average score and a best track score.
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Whats happening with the old one?

The OP of the first thread is not able to maintain it, so FrancescoP was kind enough to start Part 2

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Ok, Mark put me in charge of the thread now, because Iggster has some personal problems at the moment.

Just tell me any problems or errors in the list, or missing movies, and I will fix them.

I've just run the C# utility that I've made to parse the polls, and I've updated the rankings.

The next update will be at the end of the week, so please Vote! Remember, this is a democratic PQ ranking, based on the opinions of all AVS users.

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Transformers should be placed above Troy as Troy had many Soft focussed scenes.
V for Vendetta should be in top of 3.5-3.99 Stars

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Transformers should be placed above Troy as Troy had many Soft focussed scenes.
V for Vendetta should be in top of 3.5-3.99 Stars

Those are dangerous words about Troy DC, my friend, but I couldn't agree more.

Transformers deserves a solid 4.2 in my book, while Troy DC is 4.0.

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And that is what I love about this particular tier list.

If 100 Audio/Video lovers vote on a movie, that will give it a more accurate ranking than any other type of list.

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Francesco...great work. Was wondering if users may find it useful to see the total number of votes thus far for a title. For example for King Kong it would say 4.7xxx video quality, 5.0xxx audio quality 150 votes. This way people would be able to quickly glance at the list on this first page and get a sense as to which titles have been thoroughly reviewed. Just a thought. Thanks for all the great work.
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Francesco...great work. Was wondering if users may find it useful to see the total number of votes thus far for a title.

Ok, good idea. In the next update I will add it.
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Francesco thanks for your good work. It is sad to see that Igg could no longer maintain the thread for us. I am glad you were allowed the chance to care for the thread you have always came off as very dedicated to this. If you need any help feel free. I will do the least I can do and make sure i stay up to date on my votes.
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How can 1 Star be considered "a bit underwelmed"? How about totally underwelmed.

Who the heck voted The Big Lebowski and The 40 Year Old Virgin as 5 star transfers?
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How can 1 Star be considered "a bit underwelmed"? How about totally underwelmed.

Who the heck voted The Big Lebowski and The 40 Year Old Virgin as 5 star transfers?

An even better question is who the heck voted Transformers as just 1 star?

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The placement of the below titles seems to be strange.

Matrix Reloaded TrueHD (IME) 4.08642 stars 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
Matrix Revolutions TrueHD (IME) 4.085714 stars 5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review Screenshots
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (U-C)(CMB) 3.888889 stars 4.5 Stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire HD DVD (european import) . TrueHD 3.857143 stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review
The Pianist HD DVD (european import) (MA) 3.333333 stars User Poll Ratings (Vote!) AVS Review


Besides the users vote we should also consider the review comments from professional reviewers.

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The placement of the below titles seems to be strange.

In what sense?

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Besides the users vote we should also consider the review comments from professional reviewers.

That's why we link to HDDb.net. Just click on the movie name...
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Francesco thanks for your good work. It is sad to see that Igg could no longer maintain the thread for us. I am glad you were allowed the chance to care for the thread you have always came off as very dedicated to this. If you need any help feel free. I will do the least I can do and make sure i stay up to date on my votes.

Thank you, any help is appreciated in the following things:

- voting on picture quality using the polls (of course)
- giving notice of missing movies
- asking people to vote posting in the threads about the movies (for example, the Kubrick movies need more votes!! )
- voting on audio quality with a reply (we do not have polls on audio yet)

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Besides the users vote we should also consider the review comments from professional reviewers.

Then Traffic gets like a 2 or 3 for PQ.
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i watched KNOCKED UP tonight and thought it was a really sharp, filmlike transfer with good contrast. Can't believe this is below the EE-infested 40 Year Old Virgin!?!?
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i watched KNOCKED UP tonight and thought it was a really sharp, filmlike transfer with good contrast. Can't believe this is below the EE-infested 40 Year Old Virgin!?!?

Good catch, I hadn't even noticed where it was placed. Knocked Up is definitely better quality than 4YOV.

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In what sense?



That's why we link to HDDb.net. Just click on the movie name...

Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions - Rated reference in many web-sites
Tokyo Drift - 4.5 stars
Pianist - 4.5 stars
HP4 - 4.5 stars

When most of the professional reviewers have commented the same we should ensure that the title is placed in the appropriate tier without prejudices.

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Wow, I just noticed Mutiny on the Bounty and The Thing are rated far too high. The Thing is a huge improvement over the DVD, but compared to other titles in the 4.0 to 4.49 Tier? Just a few spots below Matrix Revolutions and Reloaded? Above Swordfish? No way!

Mutiny is probably even more over rated on this list. Overly saturated colors and a bit on the soft side.
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I just want to say that the cream of the crop titles is right on. I have no problem with that.

Thank you for not using TIER 0 description
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Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions - Rated reference in many web-sites
Tokyo Drift - 4.5 stars
Pianist - 4.5 stars
HP4 - 4.5 stars

When most of the professional reviewers have commented the same we should ensure that the title is placed in the appropriate tier without prejudices.

Francesco is right. The HDDB is full of links to professional reviews, its not like we don't offer their point of view. The choices here are supposed to be somewhat representative of the communities opinion. I don't know how many movie get rated 4+ by reviewers, but get panned for EE usage here on AVS. It seems like certain tendencies are ignored unless their overbearing. Trust me we will have complaints about particular specs of dirt and where their placed.
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It's good to see The Dirty Dozen has been moved up out of the cellar. Even with the extreme softness of the scene transitions, the excellent clairty of the majority of the movie's PQ shows that it doesn't deserve to be ranked with the "worst". Any rating of borderline 3 for it works for me. If it weren't for the soft transitions, it would be a 4, easily.
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