Originally Posted by txfilmguy
The fault is likely in more than one place. Supposedly there is a firmware update on the way that will improve PQ, but as far as I know there is no firmware solution for dirt and scratches on the film transfer.
Originally Posted by Issac Hunt
Sounds pretty much spot on. Is it really so difficult for some to accept that there is often more than one reason why things happen?
The more appropriate question to ask is, "Is it really so difficult for some the accept that Sony might have dropped the ball on all of this?" I think it's weird that the Samsung has a "soften only
Sony and LG titles" setting in the chip, because, as people are now reporting first hand, Warner's Training Day BD is almost as good as the HD-DVD (barring some MPEG2 motion artifacting). So how can the Samsung reproduce a sharp, crisp Training Day but then randomly softens the majority of Sony and LG titles? I can think of two obvious options:
A) The Samsung really isn't at fault and was thrown under the bus by Sony.
B) The Samsung really is at fault, but only trips this "faulty" circuit when inserting a Sony or LG BD.
(why do I fear that the alternate "c" option that will soon be given will be some ridiculous concoction that throws all logic out the window in favor of some scenario where people don't have to fault the actual discs or Sony? And before someone says "maybe it's a VC-1 disc" realize that if the BD was
VC-1 and still doesn't quite match up, that's even worse.)