i was reading a blu-ray review. the following is a comment from it.
A fine veneer of grain lends each episode a filmic quality. (this was said in a positive note)
this statement reminds me of the audiophiles talking about lps having more of a pure sound.
i guess some people like grain in their viewing, like some people prefer pops, cracks, and pops and hisses to film grain,
i sure dont get it. real life has no grain, and no pops, cracks and hisses.
i can understand tolerating grain, to keep from losing other qualities about the film. but to actually prefer seeing it there ?????
i dont want it to look like a movie theatre. i prefer it to be as real-life as possible.
You know my opinion on this, film grain needs to be retained, if it's a newer digital shot film then i actually prefer them to add a little film grain otherwise it looks wrong to me, you cannot compare LP's and hiss and crackle, if it's shot on film then its a natural part of the image, you can't say that about LP's and pops and hisses.
Jimmy i showed you examples of what happens when DNR is used and yet you still won't accept film grain, i guess i just don't understand your stance on this, my recommendation though is to just stick to DVD.
Movies are an escape for many from real life, i don't want that "looking out of a window" scenario for 2D movies, i suggest you get into 3D, you might like it, watch the degrained Jurassic Park and it might be more to your taste, maybe Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition, to me film grain is never an issue, you want DNR then use the controls on your television or indeed blu ray player, one is called noise reduction, read the instruction manual for it's use but i think film grain shouldn't be seen as bad.
Edited by FoxyMulder, June 10 2013 - 09:47 AM.