[quote=Mark Petersen]I haven't watched U-571 often but I have the HD-DVD so I'll take a look. I find it hard to watch U-571 after watching a truly great submarine movie like Das Boot. It also doesn't help that it has Harvey Keitel in it who I used to know.. but I digress
At any rate I'll take a look again soon, but I have to wait until my VP is fixed
U-571 is pretty cheezy. Especially when compared to Das Boot. Which I believe (IMHO) to be the greatest submarine movie ever made. Unfortunately, while the U-571 DVD (and HD-DVD) are reference quality (visually and audibly) - Das Boot leaves much to be desired. Maybe it will be re-mastered on HD-DVD someday.
But it did seem warmer than D65 to you? I find it very difficult to draw conclusions when two displays are side by side and one is noticeably off (the Sharp in this case). By itself, the HD10K looked absolutely perfect as far as color goes and I would have thought that if JVC could get D65 dead on with the HD10K that they would do the same with the RS1. I also looked carefully at the fleshtones in the underwater scenes and it looked accurate to me.[END QUOTE]
Maybe slightly warmer than D65. Grayscale had a little red push going on at the very brightest end of the scale - but the fleshtones looked good. Hard to say. Would love to see it again w/ a fresh pair of eyes. Gut feeling tells me it could have looked even better w/ an accurate calibration. Which brings up:
Yes - that HD10K was a sight to behold. Colors were stunning. Grayscale was impeccable. Plenty sharp. Deeper blacks - and it would have been perfection. At least for me. Makes you wonder how much better the Phelped MF1 would be (reviewed by Bill Cushman this month in Widescreen Review) Hey - if the RS1 wasn't on the horizon - I might be taking out a second mortgage soon. (Although my wife might have something to say about that)