Originally Posted by Kram Sacul
Everyone should be at most 1.5 screen heights away. Any farther away and you're throwing resolution out the window and even garbage like Gladiator begins to look okay.
Yes, but do you honestly believe that this is what most Americans are measuring by when they bring their 37-50" Vizio home from Walmart? Chances are WAF is going to win out and you will end up sitting 8-12ft away from that TV. Then factor in things like people using composite cables and the default settings from the factory, and you can see where this whole argument about DNR and EE gets completely lost on the masses.
I am not saying that the studios should cater to these types of people, but in reality, there are going to be a lot more of these types of people buying a movie on Blu-Ray than someone with a 120" screen using a calibrated 1080p projector setting 13ft away. And I would still love to take a random poll for people buying a new HDTV and a Blu-Ray player. Show them a screenshot with lots of natural grain and one with DNR and see which one they pick to look the best. I would not be at all surprised if it is the "smoother" looking picture.