Originally Posted by Deviation
Take a couple of pictures with time codes and I'd be glad to verify. If that's too much of a pain, give time codes for some of the more standout issues and again, I'd be glad to verify. I've only watched the movie on Blu-ray Disc once so far, on a 52" Sharp Aquos using the PS3. The transfer didn't stand out to me as great but I had no real complaints at the time, though I thought a few scenes were a bit grainy.
I would just say to start at 26:38, the first interior shot of the Heart of Gold. ("Ford...?" "Yes?" "I think I'm a sofa.") Keep your focus on the lower right of the screen, just below and to the right of Sofa Ford. I'm seeing large blocks of slight discoloration and subtle streaks of darker lines emerging from the rightmost button of the sofa. It comes and goes fast. There's evidence of jitter and flicker all throughout the picture in the upper left between the two window portal thingies as well. At 30:35, when Marvin says "Ghastly, isn't it", I'm seeing big blocks of what looks like posterization and/or solarization to the right of Marvin, on the wall behind him. This kind of effect manifests itself in pretty much every interior scene of the Heart of Gold that I've seen. It's not film grain (I don't mind grain at all -- bring it on, I say) and it's definitely making the movie unwatchable for me.
I'm probably just going to bring the movie over to a friend who has a PS3, and have a look-see on his setup.