First...who removed my screen shots and why?
Originally Posted by elvisizer
perhaps due to the fact that you aren't running a display with the blu ray next to your plasma? Without the HD comparison right there, and with the DVD upscaled and in motion i would expect the standard definition version to seem better than what we see in these screenshots. But I doubt it actually IS better. Why would Xylon
of all people rig the comparison?
Nope. I am very, very familiar with how Blu Ray/HD DVD AND SD DVD looks on every type of display, from small flat panel to a large variety of projectors.
And it often looks significantly better than the Iron Man caps in this thread.
I certainly am not insinuating ANYTHING about xylon. That would be ridiculous and he has no reason to "cook" the results in these comparisons.
Still, the fact of what I see on lots of displays vs the SD screen caps here...well...there's a difference. SD can often look excellent.
Aside from what I see at home, recently I auditioned the Mitsubishi HC 6000 projector on a 94" diag screen. I auditioned BOTH Blu Ray and SD DVD content. I was simply blown away by how good SD DVD looked on that projector - super clear and detailed with an almost "HD" like vibe.
OF COURSE Blu Ray is even better. I can see it at smaller sizes as well, and it is even more prominent a difference at the screen sizes I'm looking at in my room (up to 10 feet wide).
But the general assertions that "SD is crap" that float around really don't do justice to how good SD can look, not only on smaller displays but even on projectors.