The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD shows very good resolution. Black levels are inky, and shadow delineation is defined well. The color scheme is wide, with bright, bold hues frequently delivered. The colors, though, appear too highly saturated and unnatural. Fleshtones are too red as well. Contrast is balanced nicely, though. Compression artifacts are noticeable at times throughout, even with the very good resolution. Luckily, though, edge enhancement is minor and not overly distracting. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.