Originally Posted by Pfeiffer-Pfan
Wasn't TDK's Blu-Ray picture claimed to be reference quality when released?
I've heard of BB complaints, but never TDK. It looks fine to me on Blu-Ray, but then I'm not a videophile.
The problem with the TDK transfer is that they used only the IMAX print, in which all the 35mm scenes were blown up and therefore have a loss of resolution. Whereas for the TDKR Blu-ray they grabbed the IMAX scenes and 35mm scenes individually and created a brand new print.
Granted, TDK still looks pretty good, but it could look a lot sharper and richer. TDKR's Blu-ray blows it out of the water currently, so I'm really hoping TDK gets the same attention for this new release. And same with BB, it looks pretty good but it's not as great as it could be since they just used the HD-DVD transfer. I think with TDK though, even non-videophiles would notice the improvement if they did a proper transfer.