Originally Posted by dysfunction26
I watched Iron Man as my first BR experience last night, I was not impressed either, I just received my Samsung BDP1500 last night. I just bought my first 720p projector (Planar PD7130), the first three movies I watched on it were all HD DVD's, Transformers, Harry Potter OOTP and King Kong. All three of those movies had me floored on how great they looked. Iron man was a HUGE disappointment, I am renting OOTP and The Hulk tonight to compare them with my HD DVD copies. Hopefully it's just Iron Man and not the player.
Considering there are identical codes floating around on both formats and the players only introduce incremental differences, I'm guessing Iron Man's visual look is what killed it. (Kinda drab color palette and a bit gray looking at times, which is exactly what it looked like in it's theatrical run...)