Originally Posted by Viche
...it's not what it could have been. I'll wait until they fix this obvious flaw. Why should I waste $ to watch a flawed transfer?
Here is my take on all of this: the above statement perfectly defines the two types of movie lovers I have observed on this (and many other) boards. There are those that hold the quality of the transfer as the top qualifier of what they watch, with the specific title as secondary. As an extreme example, they would rather watch a pristine 1080p transfer of "Freddy Gets Fingered" as opposed to a VHS second generation P&S copy of "Jaws." That's fine, as their passion lies in the quality of the transfer, and how close can they come to 35mm projection. Then there are those whose passion lies in the library of titles they love to watch, and the transfer quality is secondary (within boundaries, of course). Restated, there are those who limit their libraries to only the best transfers possible
, as opposed to those to whom the title is the bigger deciding factor, and their libraries are filled with the best transfers available
To me, "The Lord of the Rings" is the Holy Grail of movie entertainment, and while I am mad enough to chew Neutronium at the botched transfer, the audio trumps the DVD version (and, aside from the green overcast, the video is second to none IMO), so that is the best version available right now. Do I deny that a big transfer problem exists? Last time I checked, I am not blind, so no. Will I upgrade when (if) a "fixed" version is available? Absolutely. But, what is available now is certainly better than not being able to watch it at all. So, I guess I belong to the second camp: I have a predefined list of titles I want in my library, and I will fill those slots with the best that is available. The Lord of the Rings just happens to be at the top of that list.