Originally Posted by Fanboyz
need to stop accusing awful transfers of being "upscales". Because unless it's the Manga/Anchor Bay version of the original "Ghost in the Shell" or something- your incorrect and thus look silly on an AV Science forum.
It's obvious that at full size that the Blu-Ray is the same picture as that 9 year old 1080i D-VHS tape.
Universal is perfectly capable of turning an actual HD transfer into garbage, or even simpler simply using the garbage age HD scan they have already. They already made one- why make two. Also Upscaling is more work than these catalog departments would probably be willing to do. Universal wouldn't want to resize 480i masters for HD. If they did that they'd have no details to scrub away. Then it couldn't be "Remastered for Your HDTV", wheres the fun in that?
I wouldn't imagine the Universal who doesn't care about anything they do, much less the integrity of their brand would ever "fix" a failed Bret Rattner christmas movie.
Have you even watched this Blu-Ray? I've compared both sides and the picture looks identical. The edge halos are the same, the detail is the same, nothing was scrubbed away because nothing was there to begin with. The easiest way to tell that it's the same as the DVD is the thick halos along the entire width of the bars on the top and bottom. These do not exist on the D-Theater tape. Are you going to tell me that Universal applied the exact same sharpening again on this new Blu-Ray that the previous DVD received, but they skipped on the D-Theater tape?
I bet in a blind test, you could not tell me which side of the disc is playing.