Originally Posted by Sole_Survivor
Trust me I stood in the middle of both rooms, the results are pretty much the way it was live. Obviously the DVD is pushing a warmer tone, but that could be adjusted to a cooler zone. Here is a side by side. Anamorphic DVD is under-rated and should NOT be grouped in the same realm as regular broadcast SD TV.
No one can claim DVD can not up convert to what is considered HD for TV, not that DVD is comparable to Blu Ray or HD DVD, but to what is supposed to be broadcast HD.
Yup, my wife said the same thing, I agree, but I still say over all, if you look at the overall picture, the texture is far better on the DVD. Most likely the compression of broadcast TV. The beer can is more vibrant, skin tone is more accurate on the DVD, are better features than the more detail. However, I see more detail in her hair strands on the DVD, her lips looked washed out on the 1080i version as well. You have overall texture and smoothness detail vs resolution detail with a rougher edge. I think no matter what people pick on this one, my point was if someone was over they would never know that wasn't HD, where if I had on Chiller SD, it looks like S%#t. You can't up-convert tv to HD, but you can up-convert Anamorphic DVD to HD quality. I think I proved that with the experiment.
After you click on the thumnail, click on it again to make it bigger....then in another screen do the same with the other thumbnail....then with your mouse click back and forth, and then say one blows away the other one?????... you can't. I like the DVD version myself, but that' me.
NOTE... keep in mind this DVD or any DVD will not look HD with a standard DVD player on a 480i 4.3 TV with composite connection. This is what great equipment, 1080p motion plasma, via HDMI XA2 HD DVD player could achieve. Now that DVD's have the added 33% more resolution and are widescreen is what made up conversion possible. The battle was years ago you could never up-convert 4.3 to 16.9 without distorting and stretching out the image. That was 80% of the battle. I know people like traditionalism, and will never admit DVD could ever compare to HD, because of the huge contrast between them years ago, I was like that too, but now I see different, ratios, equipment, such as players cables etc. has improved.
Thanks for your comments!