I thought that HD DVD movies were VC-1 coding, but Clerks 2 is mpeg4. Did I miss something? I thought the picture was good, but not great like my other HD-DVD's. I checked the others I bought today (Dazed and Confused, and Van Helsing) and they are VC1. Does anyone think there could be a connection between the fact that Clerks is not as crisp as the other movies I have. Is MPEG 4 not as good as VC1. I am not starting a codec war, just looking to gain some knowledge. I love Kevin Smith, and his movies are great. I hope that when HDDVD wins the war the rest of his movies come out in HD, but until then I will live with UPconverted dvd's and Clerks 2 in HD.