Originally Posted by Pincho
Is it supposed to look like that, or was there no choice? I have seen a lot of paintings on canvas, and the canvas has a weave, but I have never seen a whole bunch of artists painting on sandpaper of different densities. When an artist is actually artistic, he creates a thicker coat of paint as a texture... this film grain is just there already. Anyway I though the site was for Audio, and Visual reference, so maybe I was mistaken. It's for video noise worshippers. Maybe on the audio side you want the sound to be crackly too?
The grainy look is simply not as bad a thing as you make it out to be, sorry, and I'm the first guy to admit - I'm not a grain whore like some around here, seemingly wanting it on EVERYTHING they view, I mean my personal favorite stuff to watch in "HD" happens to be sports, I think it looks stunning as is, its as if you're right on the field/fairway with 'em, but that said, grain on some movies adds the right touch, its the intended look by the creators, and again, its not as "ugly" as you want it to be when actually watching it in REAL TIME vs say starring at a paused screen grab, which of course freezes the grain, causing it to look harsher than it actually is. Its not a bad thing, give it a chance, it WILL grow on you.