Originally Posted by HD-Master
No one has proven that to be unintentional either.
I don't think you're following me. I've already said there's no proof. That is not proof, it is evidence (which you said there is none).
Fact: The AVC/H261 encoding specifications set pure white at RGB level 235.
Fact: Every single transfer of every LotR movie in every version except
FOTR EE Blu-ray has plenty of level 235 pure white.
Fact: The scenes in FOTR from all other versions (DVD TE, DVD EE, Blu-ray TE) where there is pure white, measure around 220 in the FOTR EE Blu-ray.
FOTR EE Blu-ray does not have any pure white as set by the specifications and used throughout the industry on all Blu-rays.
If you don't want to call that evidence, then fine, I'm not going to argue definitions with you. But that is what I mean when I say there is only evidence. No one else does that sort of thing with white levels.
The only thing people are making assumptions on are: a) it is a mistake, b) it is intentional. For that, there is no proof.