Thornton Melon (Dangerfield), the rich and free-spirited entrepreneur
The 1.85:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced and opens with sepia-toned images. The picture, viewed in component video, is generally pleasing at best. Colors are balanced, but wanting in clarity, as they tend to bleed. Otherwise, fleshtones are generally natural, and blacks are deep and solid. While the picture is revealing of film grain, pixelization, artifacts and aliasing problems can be distracting.
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.