Originally Posted by Kadath
Now THAT is interesting information, and bears what I have been saying all along as true: Gear makes a tremendous difference in how you perceive these films and at 720p these transfers are a lot more identical than people want to believe. No, I'm not using a screenshot to 'prove' anything (so don't try to lable me a flipflopper or hypocrite, I never said screenshots are valueless) but I do agree that these two screenshots help illustrate how important it is to look at the whole holistic chain, and that's why I recommend judgements based on the films in motion. It's also a good kick in the ass for folks like me to move to full 1080p.
From your comment I think you got the wrong impression from the DU process (or I'm interpreting your comment incorrectly). It sounds like you're saying since the DU test on the HD DVD shows not much detail loss then 1080p is not necessary. However he didn't run the DU test on the BD version, and making that claim based on one transfer (one version of one transfer even) doesn't represent the potential
detail loss on any given title and actual detail loss on other specific titles.
Originally Posted by apodaca
I must be in the minority here but based on the first three screen shots the HD DVD seems to have more detail while the blu ray is a tad sharper maybe and with more noise.
I'm pretty sure you'll ultimately be in the minority on that one, but just for argument's sake, on which shot do you see more detail in the HD DVD version? And it's almost contradictory to say one is sharper but has less detail unless some type of post processing is being used, I would think.