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My first impression is that the quality is not up to snuff, even for a 1080p/HD presentation. The video compression reminded me of what Amazon & Vudu were delivering to viewers five years ago... A bit fuzzy, plenty of banding, and sound that lacks dynamics & impact. Basically, it's the sort of video that causes people to say streaming is unacceptable for home theater.
Now, this could be the result of the mastering, or perhaps it is the result of being with limitations on the server side, given the current generation. Whatever it is, unless you are superduper excited about a movie and simply cannot wait, I don't think it's worth renting for $20.
I have read that there is consideration for releasing Wonder Woman 1984 directly to on-demand. That will be a circumstance where I would want sound and picture quality that provides a seamless viewing experience, which was not the case with The Invisible Man. And I suppose, if I was bored enough, I could be cajoled into paying $30 for the privilege (but would rather not) I'd rather see higher quality delivered at this $20 rental price point.
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