Originally Posted by SteveLilley
But you're not looking at real life - you're looking at a film.
I've seen BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID dozens, if not hundreds of times in my life, including in a theater recently for example. I know how it's supposed to look, and I want to recreate that as closely as possible. Its not about looking like I'm there - its about looking the way its supposed to. Its about looking like its film and not video. I want a movie that I watch to look as close to the way it would have looked in the best theater on the planet the day it came out as I can get it. That's the end game, for me. Reproducing the way its supposed to look, not convincing myself that I'm looking at "reality."
If I want real life, I'll look out my window. Sure, there are no cowboys with guns out there, but its probably safer that way. Guns are loud, and they make me uncomfortable when confronted with one in real life
I understand why you would like AMP and by all means, continue to use it. I just wanted to provide the other side of the argument.
LOL- Good response!
I understand your point but I'm referring to all of the technology that is out there is all towards aiming the focus to reproduce a picture as close to life-like as possible. Otherwise DD/DTS, etc. and 3D wouldn't have made it as far into the consumers home as it has.
I've always looked at the reason some films looked so filled with judder because typically, especially with older movies like the one that you referred to, was because of the technology at that time. Now more and more movies are being Shot in Digital instead of Film, allowing for better, more life-like quality. Which I feel is the ultimate goal in home entertainment!
Watching a Movie for me is like a "Cenimatic Adventure", as famous Comedian Dane Cook put it... I look to watch "Movies" whether shot in film or video that, if only for 90 to 200 minutes, put me into another state of mind and take me to another place by tricking my senses into thinking that I'm there in the Movie... This is my preference! Using AMP (if it works properly, unlike this model at least for me... lol, My LN52A650 works flawlessly! ) helps to create that extra deep immersion of the movie...
Either way, I didn't mean to step on your toes and was expressing my feelings about the technology. I've never been one to watch a "soap opera" and feel that the term was coined as easy way to pesimistically describe a technology that some people aren't used to or like. It took me literally 3 days of all day watching my LN52A650 to get used to the AMP, Now I'm hooked!
I will also admit that at first, it was very, VERY distracting!!! Now I literally HATE watching the TV with it off. The standard 60hz motion blur gives me a headache now if I even watch one program with it...
BUT, as you others have stated, to each there own.