I've been digging some more and found the original thread where someone(s) claimed that the Australian Skynet edition had less DNR than the US: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=125015
And here is the comparison in question: http://imageshack.us/f/39/t2t1000indisguisecopy.png/
In no way, shape, or form is that representative of the US Skynet edition that I have. I repeat, in absolutely no way whatsoever. I paused the Terminator 2 Skynet edition on my 55" screen and it has tons more detail and finer grain than the picture claiming to be from Australia. That picture has blotchy grain and it's littered with compression artifacts. The Skynet edition has no compression artifacts and the grain is fine and much more film like.
Now the picture claiming to be the US Skynet edition has an atrocious amount of DNR. This is what happens when someone doesn't know how to take proper screencaps. Whatever they are using to capture the image is adding tons of DNR. This could not be further from the truth.
So I went back to Xylon's pictures and compared them to what I see on my screen:
- The picture of T-1000's close up is in no way representative of what I see in the US Skynet edition. On my screen, there is a ton more details and fine grain.
- The picture with John sitting on the car and T-800 standing is also not what I see on my screen. What I see is tons more detail and fine grain.
- The picture in the elevator is misleading. It's been captured while Schwarzenegger was in motion and it looks blurred. It only looks like that when paused on screen, but while in motion it looks perfect.
- The picture of Sarah Connor has also been captured while in motion. Same as above.
I would like to make the same screencap as from the bluray.com's thread and post it here in comparison. Along with other screenshots. Can anyone recommend a good program to do so, which will not add any filtering?
Either there are two different US Skynet editions floating around, or something is seriously wrong with ALL of these screencaps.