Originally Posted by nohjy
Well, I have finally noticed this on one of my blu-rays as it happens at roughly 1 hour and 28 minutes into the first Captain America movie - during the interview between Tommy Lee Jones and the lead scientist for Hydra. It happens on many occasions throughout the interview. Could someone else check that has access to CA and see if this occurs on their JVC projector? Strangely, it does not happen that frequently in this movie, but it is noticeable in that scene. When I freeze the screen you can see it appears to be a form of compression noise that is raising the black level of a certain area of the screen. I also tried the 3D version of this movie and did not notice the same issue. Is it just bad media / a bad blu-ray?
Many thanks for your help!
Yes, this is present in my Captain America: The First Avenger BD. I actually have noticed this subtle flickering in many BDs over the last few years.
This was noticed on my old RS4810 and my current RS57. I do NOT use the auto iris on the RS57 because of a different type of flicker it causes. So this is not related to the auto iris or the dynamic gamma.
I do not rent BDs, so all discs I've noticed this on are 100% "genuine" studio issued new consumer discs from Amazon or Best Buy.
I recently borrowed my friends's copy of The First Avenger, and that had the same "flickering/strobing" in some dark scenes as my disc. You can also see this in the opening scene when Schmidt is retrieving the Tesseract and the scene after Bucky falls from the train when Steve and Peggy are talking in the bombed out bar.
I believe way back when I first noticed this issue, I tried it on a completely different monitor and with a different player and noticed the issue was still present.
Honestly I didn't have the energy to try to explain the issue and look for answers on the forums because if not many people seem to notice the issue it can be exhausting trying to describe it. So I didn't push it. But I'd love for this to be figured out.
I'll confirm that I see this on multiple monitors with multiple players with different discs over the next few days and post back here.