|I have a hard time with that. The fact is that 35 mm film has more detail than ANY of the HD formats. I think a better way to put it might be that Sony's TRANSFER of the film might not be as sharp as it could be/should be. We know for a fact, for example, that Sony's HD transfer of Lawrence of Arabia was no great shakes and NO one would argue that a 70 MM FILM isn't sharp enough to impress!
yes, it may very well be Sony's transfer (not the film elements) that is lacking.
It was just so shocking to see it look so "lame" next to all the other BD demo clips... including other films that are Sony transfers (Lawrence of Arabia). And didn't they just recently do a new film-digital transfer for that "ultimate" edition?
In any case... all I mean to say is that if the demo clips I saw at the Sony Style store have anything to incidate... it's not the fault of MPEG2 that's leading to the softness in the 5th E.
If it *can* look better than I am really bummed! I always dreamed of this title being the drop-dead gorgeous demo disc.
BTW, the LOA HD clips on the demo disc were THE MOST IMPRESSIVE HD I'VE EVER SEEN. It was astonishingly "window like". Wow. I wonder if they did a new film-digital transfer?
|I don't see the problem with outputting 1080i at all, if you have a very good scaler you want the scaler to do the de-interlacing anyway so what's the problem?
How many outboard scalers do you know that do proper inverse telecine when deinterlacing 1080i60 film source material to 1080p? VERY FEW.
Bobbing 1080i to get 1080p is NOT real 1080p!!!!