Originally Posted by Filmmaker
I promise you are. Hell, you need look no further than Picard's lips to see the BD improvement.
I guess it must just be me then as that shot reminds me of people with too much botox who glow and it looks very smooth and unfilmlike ( for want of a better word ) although i did recheck and there appears to be more detail on the uniform of Data in the Blu Ray edition.
Probably just this small monitor i'm using and the faults of the H.264 version in that particular dark screenshot are harder to see
Looking at the shots from Insurrection though and they match what i am seeing with the screenshot of First Contact and i actually prefer some of the H.264 shots especially from Insurrection which seems to have had possibly contrast boosting applied and i know the H.264 shots may contain artifacting. I do see more detail in the Blu Ray but it's not always about detail and i do like films to have a film look and for me i'm seeing more of a harsher processed look with some shots from Insurrection and that one shot above in First Contact.
Nemesis looks great and very film like as does Generations apart from that annoying green tint but i guess that one is better when viewing the actual movie.
This is just my thoughts when viewing these shots on a small computer monitor and i'm likely missing a lot but does anyone else think First Contact and Insurrection are a little contrast boosted or is it that the H.264 screenshots just lack some contrast ?