Originally Posted by Chris_TC
And you think you didn't see that orc in the theater because the resolution wasn't high enough to resolve the orc?
Or was it because you initially watched the movie on a very big screen and couldn't possibly pay attention to everything
that happened in this epic scene?
I think it's obvious that the latter is the case.
I had watched the movie several times on DVD on the same TV (50" plasma), and didn't see that particular "oops" until I saw it on high-def cable. Could have just been the repeated viewing factor (you look more closely during subsequent views...the 1st time you see it, you're just soaking it all in).
But HD certainly invites closer scrutiny. Even on movies I'm watching for the 1st time, sometimes I'm looking at someone's complexion/hair/clothes because of the incredible detail, instead of focusing on the dialog. I often have to rewind, because my mind was drooling over some eye-candy.