|Quote (Big Screens on Aug 15, 2007 5:14 AM):|
After further review I have found the source content to be a contributing factor to image quality. When I watch the movie Cars the image is Cyrstal Clear!!! When I was watching The Band Of Brothers series I could see some artifacts.
What is the difference in DVD quality from today to 10 years ago? How much does this factor into the final image quality?
DVD is 480i material. While it tends to be tweaked a fair bit to be some of the best 480i material, it is a long way from HDTV and projectors suffer greatly when forced to deal with this type of content.
I've gotta say though, my initial reaction when you started talking about 'sparkles' in the image made me think of your screen. Above all else, cheap (cost effective) screens are often a lousy choice as they are often poorly made and introduce a shimmering/sparkling effect in your images. The first time I saw an 'ELITE' screen it had this effect and rendered the image horrible.
Now, the fact that CGI created animation looks better than film based material is typical, but at the end of the day, it is still DVD which means it is 480i. A good progressive scan DVD player (read: GOOD!) will help some. A better HDMI upconverting DVD player (read: GOOD!) will help even more.
But, the best quality really will come from HD optical discs such as Blu-ray.
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