Originally Posted by damelon
Are there any specific settings I need to configure with MakeMKV?
I don't want to degrade the PQ at all, though I've read the same things you have about some people not being able to notice. I have a very large screen so I don't want to take the chance.
Nothing to set with MakeMkv, beside selecting the source and what track you want to keep (along with which audio and subs).
I had a 110" inch screen with a 1080p projector before moving back to my 60" LCD. I couldn't really see the difference then either. You see, depending on your field of work, our earing and eyesight aren't what you could call pristine after a few year. After 10 years as a an arc welder and 18 years as an IT guy, I can see when a picture is good or when it's bad but that is about it.
There is also a point at which you have to decide if you want to do this as a hobby or if you want to become a professional reviewer. Me, I collect movies as a hobby. I enjoy watching a movie or TV serie as a form of escapism. I'm not all that much concern about having the best of the best audio and video wise, as I explain before, since I cannot distinguish it from what I'm enjoying right now. And since I'm a collector first, I prefer to have thousands of films and TV episodes on my 14tb server instead of hundreds. For me, in the end just as in war, quantity trumps quality everytime.
Of course, this being an afficionado forum, my opinion isn't worth all that much.
PS.: Don't flame me! English isn't my first language and sometime my sentences come out more aggresive than they really should be.