Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE[3]: DVD Quality
by ilovebeer on Mon 27th Feb 2012 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: DVD Quality"
ilovebeer
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I can barely see the difference between DVD of Predator and Predator Blu-ray ... I was quite surprised.

You do realize that Predator isn't exactly a great movie to use for reference or comparison right? The absolute best version of Predator available is the Hunter digital remaster and even that doesn't provide any huge leaps in quality.

There are a number of far better sources to use (the Lost tv series for example). This is a heavily discussed topic, it would be interesting to see how great you think your upscaler does when you're comparing material with significant difference in quality.

No I didn't, I said I couldn't see the difference, this is a massive difference from there actually being a difference.

See my comments about perceived quality, and note "There is no magic algorithm by which otherwise absent quality appears out of thin air.".

If you see no difference between an upscaled DVD and the bluray counterpart, you need to pick better quality material for comparison. As mentioned earlier, Predator is known to have less than stellar quality on bluray.

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