I'll pick it up, and BD50/Mpeg2 sounds nice, but I just can't trust this guy's reviews.
everything's not perfect -- grain levels occasionally differ from shot-to-shot within the same scene
there are also three rare moments of nearly imperceptible noise
Then still in the PQ section he follows up with:
'Big Fish' easily trumps Burton's other films that have been released on Blu-ray or HD DVD.
How does he figure?! Corpse Bride is an amazing transfer and HighDefDigest had no
I was also impressed by how three-dimensional the image appears. I don't recall a single shot ever looking anything less that eye-popping, and the transfer does not suffer from any inconsistencies in sharpness -- which is rather surprising
compression artifacts are also not an issue.
'Corpse Bride' looks nothing but clean and smooth
I was never distracted once by any apparent pixelization or posterization.
So how exactly does Big Fish "trump" Corpse Bride?
I still look forward to Big Fish immensely, but A/V reviewers really need to be more honest with their statements.