Originally Posted by Aetherhole
So I am going to be "that guy" and disagree with the review, specifically the video transfer. I watched it yesterday and while it looked good, it wasn't "100" good to me. Resolution was good, but it wasn't outstanding. Specular highlights were also in the same vein. The blacks and low lit detail was quite good, though; as was the colors, they were quite impressive as well.
Frankly, I was more impressed overall by transfers like "Split" or "Life" or "Passengers."
Originally Posted by mr b
Ralph, while I have always felt your reviews have been spot on and am glad to see you've added the ability to review DV titles, I'm going to have to agree with Aetherhole. I checked the DV version of SM:H via VuDu and it just wasn't as impressive as some of the other DV titles I've watched. Granted it was via VuDu (got it free when I signed up for MA) it just didn't seem to have the "pop" that would warrant a 100.
I'm judging against titles like Lucy, Battleship, and Pacific Rim. Granted, I'm viewing on a lowly LG UH8500, but I just don't see it.
I do appreciate the review though, and I just gotta ask, will you be reviewing any streaming titles for comparisons against physical disk? I know it would be more work, I'm just curious to see comparisons to many of the 'reference quality' titles. For example, I'd love to see a comparison between Fate of the Furious - UHD DV, UHD HDR, and VuDu DV.
I'm sure there are those who may look down on streaming, but let's face it; the direction of UHD (IMHO) is to ultimately have streaming match quality of physical disks.
Originally Posted by sbquart
I’d have to agree with you. I’m a bit perplexed by the 100 as well. I’m thinking more like an 80 at Best. There’s no way transformers the last knight scored a 96 and this was 100? This was much softer then transformers, life and passengers. I’m viewing on a 120” with native 4k Sony projector. Easy to see the smaller details or lack thereof. Even my daughter who’s 13 and could care less about 4k asked if this was the correct disc in the player...
Hey guys, trust me, I not one to say that there haven't been times when I have missed the mark and or made mistakes, because I have. This certainly isn't an exact science, especially given the differences in equipment and the subjective approach used to evaluation. When I see comments like these I always take them seriously and consider giving the review in question another look.
I spent some time this morning looking at Life, Passengers, Transformers: TLK, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. I completely with everyone about the quality of Life, Passengers, and Transformers: TLN. I would also agree that I may have undershot Transformers' video at 96. In taking another look at Spider-Man: Homecoming, I feel that it falls into the same category, in that I may have overshot it slightly, but not to a high degree. It is a visually different film than Life/Passengers, and to some degree, Transformers: TLN.
As I watched the Staten Island Ferry sequence in SM: Homecoming again, I found myself feeling exactly the same way as I did when I reviewed it. Soft isn't how I would describe at all.
My apologies to those that don't agree with the review. I always try to give you all a reasonable expectation of what you'll find when you view the same titles on your home system. Sometimes the gap is wider than others. I can only report what I find and hope that in most cases we can all share the same experience.