Originally Posted by Kram Sacul
..."Are you a part of the pro HD-DVD hoard currently infesting the BD section at AVS (which includes both members and mods)?"[/i]
You may laugh, but the reasons these types of comments are made is because of posts like this one below, from this very thread:
Originally Posted by srw1000
You know, that's really sad. Blu-ray was supposed to be the next generation format that enthusiasts could embrace.
If you have an award-winning movie released under a new premium "sapphire" label that looks like this, there is a problem.For months, BD supporters bludgeoned their foes by wielding the "good enough" mantra (out of context), only for some of them to turn around and now accept this sub-par quality.
It would be kind of amusing, if it weren't so pathetic.
If an old DVD contains more detail than a brand new BD release, there is a major problem. It seems as though the "at least it's better than the DVD" argument doesn't even apply in this case.
When an "insider" suggests that the best way for long-time BD supporters to deal with these substandard releases is to buy smaller TVs, and/or find a different hobby, there is a major problem.
Sorry, but this release is not up to any HD standard. Consumers, and especially enthusiasts, shouldn't settle for a product just because it was released on a Blu-ray disc. If they do, they'll continue to get what they deserve.
This has nothing to do with the format srw1000. The same studio released Braveheart, which is getting high praises. I notice that you are silent in regards to that bluray.
We see that bluray can
, all things being equal, produce a better image than anything else (including a parallel HD DVD, see Hot Fuzz for example) with lossless audio to boot. When used properly it is the ultimate in quality.
Some people may be willing to "accept" Gladiator because it is likely their only way to own it in HD with lossless audio.
Once again - this has nothing
to do with the format and everything
to do with studio laziness. Laziness when it comes to using an old transfer...laziness when it comes to using image manipulating tools on said old transfer. So please leave the "blame bluray" undertone out of it, and insert the "blame studio" undertone instead.