Its true. Do not have an extensive collection but Attack of the Clones looks very soft and muddy, almost blurry. Have heard this is one of the best, if not the best, DVD transfers out there. Have Gladiator, Fifth Element, Shrek and other great looking DVD's that look phenomenal on my HDTV Philips set and the Philips DVDQ50. Have not calibrated my TV but have used the AVIA and Video Essentials disks so DVD's and HDTV cable look very nice. Could it at all be possible the DVD is bad? It doesn't skip or pause/freeze at any point so I am not really sure what the issue can be. I'm almost tempted to purchase another copy just to see if it displays the same symptoms. Anyone care to take a stab at this?