Originally Posted by quickfire
LordofDoubleD......Review of TLS?.........P...L...E...A...S...E????I thought it was GREAT looking on SD DVD ...can't wait to see what your response is! What are you using for Display/Monitor????
OK, since the news is out, go ahead and read my observations on picture quality in the Japanese Toshiba thread. When I talk about great picture quality, I am talking about TLS. This is HD DVD and is just about perfect in image quality. It is so real that you can see the ship that is approaching Japan to be a miniature. And yes, you can see spit coming out of Tom's mouth has he talks. Fine dust particles floating in the air. The stuff that I created the other thread for. There are dozens of scenes when your jaw drops on the fidelity of the image. Not overdone mind you. Just well done.
Lots of favorite scenes having been in Kyoto. But the one (that is probably not shot in Kyoto) is when Tom gets off the ship supposedly in Japan (probably in NZ some place). It is a busy scene with a lot of activity. Just take a minute and look around and admire how sharp every person and object is in that scene. The eye can travel across the frame for minutes and keep finding new detail.
On the technical side, this is a dual layer HD DVD 30. VC-1 is the video codec. Data rate is on the high side (although with our latest encoder, it could be lower and have the same picture). My observations were on three displays: Sony Qualia 005 1080 LCD (HDMI), Panasonic HD Plasma (Component) and Sony Ruby SXRD projector. The Ruby image is breathtaking. The other two show that we still have some ways to go to get the image that does justice to the source. But still look great in their own right.
I have watched this movie three times in HD (and probably 10 times in SD and broadcast HD) and still can't get enough of it. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I have (OK, when you get your copy