I don't want it to appear as if I'm trying to shoot down Gabors Mods, because I won't do that and have never done anything like that. I think he is a very decent guy really, and I think he should be able to move forward with Mods.
What bothers me is when I find my shot posted next to a shot that claims to be High Bandwidth, when I can easily dispute that...
Here are a few things that are always common when you properly address 1920X1080P 60/72hz:
- if the bandwidth is good, you will see clear and abundant WHITES - look at the white in the pictures on the wall in the shot. Look at how the white shows clean and clear. One of the things about bandwidth performance is when it really honers the bandwidth, it will produce PERFECT Black and Whites.
- Colors, regardless of what the original source is, better bandwidth performance will also produce better colors.
- Texture, and the reason why I don't use enhancements. Because any enhancement is distortion.
- Brilliance, or brightness in and between the scenes. Weak bandwidth puts a darker haze over the image. That was what I was pointing out in that first scene DJ posted, that was very weak in brilliance.
Bottom line, if the image lacks pure whites, the video chain is not handling the bandwidth properly. The weak or muted whites is the most obvious rule to determine if the image has good bandwidth performance.
I think we should stop the challenging all together. Just state what you have and be happy with it, and there should be no need to make someone else work look bad in comparison. There are a lot of digital images I can make look bad or CRT images the same. But it would be beneath me to do so.