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Do you remember what a movie should look like? Do you notice when one doesn't look right? Do you feel the vague sense that something is missing? I do. I know in my bones how a movie should look. I have been trained by the best projection in the world, at film festivals and in expert screening rooms. When I see a film that looks wrong, I want to get up and complain to the manager and ask that the projectionist be informed. But these days the projectionist is tending a dozen digital projectors, and I will be told, "That's how it's supposed to look. It came that way from the studio."

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Well after reading the article I just want to get the band-wagon going by saying... "GEEZ! Can't Sony do anything right?"

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More Sony failboat?
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I read 1/3 then scrolled to the bottom

Yes, this is true in some situations, it's just plain suffering to see....
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I wondered why Tron looked so dim.
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Sennheiser HD 280's? Check
Decent 24" LCD? Check
Decent soundcard? Check

I have my theater experience right here, no listening to any one talking, or chewing like a Rottweiler.

It is nice to see that people actually care about image quality, rather then just accepting that "Oh it is a movie theater, it doesn't get any better and this is how we are meant to see it".
    
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I was forced to watch Thor in 3D rather than 2D. Honestly it wasn't that bad. Even if the new 3d projectors aren't that good, it was in a crappy little theatre with 2 screens, and the newer projectors were way clearer than the old crap they used to have. (sound still sucked though)
    
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Hrm...I haven't been to the movies in years. I didn't even know they were doing that.
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I read 1/3 then scrolled to the bottom

Yes, this is true in some situations, it's just plain suffering to see....
I did the same thing.

I think brightness is my biggest gripe with seeing movies in theaters, and sometimes I'd happily sacrifice "resolution" for brightness.
    
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Ebert seriously needs to just retire and step out of the limelight. I've read so many of his reviews lately for movies I've seen, and it's very obvious to me that he hasn't even seen the movie that he's reviewed. (Obvious plot errors in his synopsis, etc.) While I agree that some films don't look as good when presented digitally compared to celluloid format, technology is only going to get better and better with regards to quality.

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