I always thought the HDDVD looked overly sharp - almost like a upconversion. The Bluray has more vibrant colors, a bit more pleasing to my eyes. I'm watching on a 38 inch sony CRT, and the DNR is noticeable. Closeups offer more details, but it does look soft. Too bad we cant get the color vibrance of this release, with the grain and detail of the HDDVD. Next release I guess.