Caught the last 20 minutes of The Abyss last nite on AMC over my new FIOS install. Couldn't believe how awful the picture quality was. Colors were...I can't even begin to describe how awful they looked, especially the cgi segments. I've been marvelling at the picture quality of even old reruns of TV programming since converting to FIOS a few weeks ago, so I'm pretty sure it's the source. And I'm sure it didn't look this poor on my old Comcast install. I hope that's not what the upcoming BRD release is going to be like. Hopefully more like Aliens BRD.
Interestingly AMC followed it up with the 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still and it looked very good compared to my BRD of it.