Originally Posted by Murilo
I agree with the general conclusion about the disc. Having watched hd dvd alot, i picked up the blue ray, the sound definately was a big upgrade, i heard things I never noticed before on hd dvd.
The blue ray generally looks better with the cgi it seems, and motion. While for some reason there is less grain and dnr seems to be done when there are facial close ups.
Overall it would have been perfect if they didnt do some DNR on closeups and left the grain, i did notice a few scenes with close ups seemed to have a bit less detail and a bit less sharp then hd dvd. But it still looks great, and cgi and motion scenes look better on blue then hd dvd.
I still think this belongs bottem tier 0, if they didnt do the dnr for some scenes with people, and closeups i would say its belongs near the top.
The saturation is also toned down a bit but that didnt really bother me.
Originally Posted by FoxyMulder
I have the Blu Ray and i have watched it....I have never seen the HD DVD edition.
All i can say is i felt the opening scenes before they reach the island exhibited some nice fine film grain and a higher level of detail and i felt that from around the island onwards the level of detail dipped very slightly and the grain structure was noticeably smoother and i didn't have to go up close to see this as it was very obvious at least when watching on a projection setup and large screen it is obvious to me.
The image quality was still high though and acceptable but i felt they could have probably fine tuned this and kept the fine film grain more intact for a more detailed and superior image.
Just my opinion upon viewing it and i know others will disagree with what i am saying but that's opinions for you.
Sorry to bump an old thread, I am considering selling my Toshiba HD-A35 that I have never opened, but want to make sure that King Kong (2005) on Blu-Ray looks just as good as the HD-DVD. I know the HD-DVD was highly praised and as this is one of my favorite titles, esp for HD image quality, I wanted to make sure I would have the same pq on the Blu-Ray.
It seems there is quite a wide range of opinions in here. Has the general consensus changed at all or has a newly encoded Blu-Ray been released that fixed any problems? If not, I gather that for facial close-ups HD-DVD wins, and for CGI and action Blu-Ray looks better. Is this true? It is worth keeping the player if it is significantly better on HD-DVD. Thanks alot!