Why Bad Transfers ?

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  1. low-def.

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    Why am I hearing about bad HD transfers on disc ?

    Surely if you are watching a HD film, it should be much better than SD ones, and not have any faults.
     
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    No the issues are from the likes of false grain. Black hawk down for example. As the grain was added to make the effect due to HD you now see alot more than you did in SD.

    Also due to 3 codecs being available depending on who transfers them studio wise it can depend on what codec is used.

    So a HD-DVD from the states (Note hd-dvd has no region.) which is produced by a movie studio that goes under a different name in the UK might use 2 different codecs for each version due to 2 different places producing the dvd's.
     
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    Also It's relative IMO. When people say a HD film is Bad, they probably mean in relation to the best HD they've seen. HD is afterall, all about the best Quality. I doubt there are any HD films out there that look 'bad' in comparison to SD.
     
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    The Fifth Element is a close contender for this - watch the Superbit DVD through an excellent upscaling player and then watch the BluRay via the Samsung BDP1000...

    ...but generally when people talk about 'bad' high def transfers they are talking about ones that show compression artifacts and/or are too soft and/or where the colour is off. Just because the resolution is much higher doesn't mean the encode is perfect by a long chalk!
     

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