an unexpected surprise with Underworld Evolution
I finally tried a standard def DVD in my PS3
(instead of my Up-converting Pio DV490v player)
It's almost as good at 480p, (and letting my Plasma do its own conversion)
....as my BluRay version at 1080p scaled down
Totally un-touched photos , scaled down only.
Underworld Evolution Blu-Ray
Underworld Evolution SD DVD
The white washed out area directly below the eye has more detail when viewing in person in the Blu Ray version, so it must be a limitation of my camera.
Maybe there's just too much contrast in those dark scenes to pick up the detail
Can someone with a better setup, camera,player,display or all of the above
try to snap a pic of the same scene?
I have since tossed in a couple other SD DVD's
and the PS3 is definately the best SD player I have tried so far though.
the other SD players I've tried in the past were from:
Sony, Yamaha, Pioneer, and XBOX 360.. in that order, and the PS3 tops them all
Guess I better go back to my #1 reference pic of Scratt in Ice Age II
and try the SD vs BR in the same (PS3) player this time.
I may have an extra HDMI port real soon, upconverting player my arse
...at least it was only $100
I know you can't really rely on these screen shots. But, they show about what
I see at home. I would guess that Blu-ray is about 10-15% better that regular
dvd. That's it in my opinion and I'm alittle bummed.
Wow, those BD shots are phenomenal! I'm still at work and the PS3 arrived today along with KoH, Last Samurai and Glory Road. I can't wait to feed those into the 60" SXRD and check out the high def versus the SD up conversion I had been feeding it.
I'm having a hard time getting my screenshots of the XBR960 to work out. It's not my camera - I'm using a Digital Rebel XT. The wife just got the camera for Christmas so we haven't had time to figure it all out.
yes Blasst the bottom is BR, it has more detail in person, from these pics you can see that the DVD has massive amounts of false sharpness from EE, like the hair you mentioned, the BR is clean and free from that, also the BR has a nicer looking greyscale, the DVD is bluer
Its ok to "enhance" the pix as long as they put a disclaimer. The usual culprits from taking digital shots are oversaturation of colors and wrong levels of contrast and brightness.
Front PJs are hard to take accurate screenshots and you don't have a choice but change the levels to match what you see.
does enhance is another word for digital alteration?
in regards to camera work, a little tinkering with exposure time and such, is a much more accurate portrayal than having an imaging software like photoshop "retouching" the photographs.
considering that this is a screenshot thread of blu ray technology, Id like to see what the camera captures. once its touched by photoshop filters to improve the original picture, its no longer a real screenshot.
considering the pictures in question had no alteration other than "sharpness" anti's up to showcase an hd screenshot, how can you not think its improper in a blu ray screenshot showcase thread?
otherwise, its just as easy to snapshot an sd dvd and increase the sharpness with photoshop to simulate hd content. IMO Id rather see the original photograph