Originally Posted by R Harkness
The SD shots in this thread are significantly softer than what I see in many SD DVDs. For instance, on my plasma SD DVDs are MUCH sharper and more crisply detailed.
Originally Posted by RichB
I agree. SD from my Oppo 980HD player scaled by a Lumagen Radiance look much better than shown here.
Please folks, it's really not that hard to figure out
When you look at these screenshots on your computer screen, your viewing distance is probably smaller than the image width (!)
In my case I'm looking at the screenshots from a distance of about 0.8x image width because that's how close my screen is.
Now I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that none of you views movies from this close. Even in my front projection room, I'm sitting at roughly 1.5x image width.
So, long story short. You're likely gonna have to back up from your computer screen quite a bit, and you'll find out that the SD screenshots are starting to look better.
Alternatively, you can move closer than normal to your plasma and find out that SD really is every bit as bad as this thread depicts.