[mythtv-users] Blu-Ray/HD-DVD versus MythTV HD recordings

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 21 02:56:03 UTC 2007

>> For what it's worth: I was at my local Fry's the other day, and they were
>> showing off their various HD panels by playing "I, Robot" in high def.
>> In the particular (action) scene that was playing when I walked by, I
>> noticed quite severe compression artifacts (blocking). The picture was
>> otherwise superb, it's just that in scenes with fast motion, blocking
>> was quite apparent.
>There is no high def version of "I Robot".  I assume your Fry's was playing
>the DVD version which would in fact show a lot more artifacts then a
>potential HD-DVD/blueray copy.  Or it could have just been the mediocre
>special effects in that movie. . . rated two thumbs down, by me!

It definitely looked better than plain DVD, so it was probably the high
def broadcast version, as another poster suggested.

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