Originally Posted by maxdb
Finding Nemo and Robots are CGI, no film involved in the transfer.
In case you're not aware, DVD resolution is too low to resolve film grain unless it is severe... night scenes shot on film require high-speed film and push processing... things that both make the grain larger, more visible, and resolvable on DVD. The grain visible in DVDs upconverted by many disc players and video displays comes from poor upconversion... period. Expensive video processors and video displays (like the $7500 Pioneer Elite Kuro displays) will upconvert DVDs without grain - unless the DVD looks bad on a standard def display... there are limits.
However, you said that Nemo & Robots were an exception
to those DVD's loaded with grain:
On a 1080p display that resolves 1080p perfectly, DVDs are loaded with grain... the only exceptions are the very best DVDs... Finding Nemo, Robots, & X-Men 2 come to mind.
Thus you are taking issue with the HDA2's upscaling with discs OTHER than those examples. And my point is that such other discs are shot on film. With grain.
And even a 480 encode will have a noticeable visual impact from a grainy source, as your comments even note.
Hence blaming the A2 for grainy sources doesn't make sense.