In both cases it's the same Blu-ray rip that I have on a hard drive. Bit for matches what was on disc. Upscaling to 4K.They both look good to me on my 4k display. I can't see a difference in your two pics tbh. Are you upscaling 1080p or something? When I SBS my official Kodi VideoPlayer pic with whatever your player pic is, I can clearly read Lewis - Watney on the black badge in the lower center of his vest but I can't make it out on yours. Same with the black WARNING sticker next to it and the LOCK V OPEN next to that. Under LOCK V OPEN are <------------- -------------> too. I can't make out the digital numbers on the watch gizmo either. Your pics are also much dimmer than mine although when posting them here, tone mapping doesn't carry over the same as viewing on our native displays. Same with other users checking out these pics. Depends what they are viewing them on afaik.
I can definitely see a difference in the images. The stars on the flag on his shoulder are very slightly more detailed with the madVR image. On the watch on his left hand, I can see that the mad VR does a better job of displaying the numbers and I believe that 13.5 and 35.0 on his watch. Both are pretty visible but the main VR just has a little more detail.
the mesh that's beige color on his left sleeve has slightly more detail on the mad VR image.
I see what you're saying about the lower part of his vest. I cannot make it out in my images at least not as clearly as you're describing on your side. Although I can make out the lock v open.
I'm using the Nvidia Plex exoplayer on the shield. And the madVR I'm just using jriver Media center which is integrated with madVR so I'm using madVR player.
Thanks for taking time to assess. Then again I am using straight up ngu Sharp... And really, I don't have any of the madVR edge enhancements things or post processing turned on because everything I read indicated that I didn't really need it with a Blu-ray source.