Originally Posted by secondhander
I got the LOTR EE Bluray for xmas, wife bought it through amazon. I watched Fellowship on the big screen last night and couldn't see any blue hues added to any scenes (Including the snowy mountain scenes). The screenshots I saw looked so drastic I was expecting it to look very noticeable. I'm very happy with the look & sound, superb quality.
I think I agree with you on this. After reading so many people complaining about the green tint. I've watched the first 90 minutes tonight and I think perhaps I've noticed some difference in tint and saturation compared to the EE DVD version - just watched them earlier in the week, but where I believe there is a slight change in the greens that it gives those particular scenes a flavor that fits the film. It gives them a slightly more dark tone and maybe it's because the Fellowship of the Ring sets up the whole trilogy, I think its the darkest film of the three and to that end the tint doesn't detract from the scene if only perhaps noticing that it seems different.
But, so far some of the best shots of panoramic landscapes look amazing with no excessive greens or tints. Besides those shots, there are still plenty more where I can't see any and change. Perhaps it has to do with calibration, I don't know. I don't have my screen professionally calibrated, my color tones are set to default and my chosen color temp is warm 1.
I will say that one thing that I truly enjoy about blu-ray that I see on almost every DVD that I watch is the brief pause in the change of layers. I'm not sure if it's the buffer during blu-ray playback, but my player still pauses on DVDs. I have yet to notice that on a BD.