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Why the world doesn't need Hi-Def DVDs

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Chris wrote: I agree with that to a degree. The Godfather films suffer from numerous film artefacts that weren't part of the original print. These should be removed, but the warmth (for want of a better word) should not be played with. The Godfather films have a very particular colour palette, and its when things like this are messed around with that it all goes to hell.

the only thing that I think could use an overhaul about the Godfather (except for all of 3) is the lighting in the first part of 2. It got to the point where it was almost detrimental
I agree with that to a degree. The Godfather films suffer from numerous film artefacts that weren't part of the original print. These should be removed, but the warmth (for want of a better word) should not be played with. The Godfather films have a very particular colour palette, and its when things like this are messed around with that it all goes to hell.
I suppose that's right, maybe grain was the wrong word. I'm thinking more of movies like Fulci's Zombie where wellmeaning DVD producers clean up the image untill you can see every gore effect for what it is and night becomes day. I think the Godfather movies wouldn't be hurt by a HD presentation, but I really don't see any need for improvement.

On the other hand, there's room for improvement on newer releases, and some older films that were filmed in technicolor. Basically I see this formate as a stepping stone to the inevitable straight-downloading formats. I'm waiting a while before I climb a board.
HD shouldn't remove grain just because it has a higher resolution, should it? It's not as high res as 35mm film and that has grain.
good point Gabe, the first film that pops in my head is the Godfather and to an extent Godfather Part 2.

And you know what will eventually hinder HDDVD? the fact that not many people have High Def sets right now and would never notice the difference on a regular tube TV
The biggest problem is that many of my favorite films are ruined by HD. Sometimes we need the grain and dirt.
I need Hi-Def release,

I'm definitely going for Blu-Ray, not going to care about HD-DVD

Experience High Deifinition
Menus are on the screen all the time?  Does that sound like a bad idea to anyone other than me?
Mal
HDTV is coming, we might even see it properly on Freeview in less than a decade. This DVD Forum vs Blu-ray mess will delay it going mainstream on video discs though.
Why the world doesn't need Hi-Def DVDs
Found this on Digg, seems like a good summary of the current situation to me.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/11/technology/11...