Stemming from an ancient Sufi word meaning
The anamorphically enhanced 2.20:1 DVD has been fully restored from its original camera negative using an 8K UltraDigital mastering system, and resolution is noticeably improved over the previous DVD release (Issue 60). Compression levels are improved as well, with less artifacts noticeable. Black levels are also improved, and shadow detail is good. Colors show good, natural saturation and contrast is balanced well. Fleshtones look natural as well. Edge enhancement is used, though, but it is fairly inconspicuous. (Danny Richelieu)
I want to see product reviews of home theatre equipment that non-millionaires can afford to own. Reading articles about $50,000 home theatre setups is admittedly rather fun but, in practical terms, the info is really useless to me. While Darling Wife and I make a decent living, there's no way we can spend that kind of money on a home theatre. What I also really like and want to see: Practical advice articles that help people who are at least minimally technically competent to assess their needs and assemble a home theatre. That is, a periodic (yearly? twice yearly?) in-depth look at points to consider and equipment to buy to assemble a good high definition home theatre. Ideally, it would examine several total package price points. If you're willing to spend $10,000, here's what we recommend in terms of equipment and how to connect/install them. If your budget is smaller, here's what we recommend. If your budget is somewhat larger than $10,000, do this instead. Yes, I know you have your reference systems section each month, but an explanatory article would be nice, too. Finally, keep us up-to-date on the development of high definition DVDs and DVD players. This is what I'd like to see.