Hello all. Hope you chaps can help me sort out a bit of a shouting match I seemed to start on Usenet talking about the horrid artifacting visible in stretches of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Most of the responses have been along the lines of "be sure you have your set and your DVD player set to 16:9, idiot" which is advice I don't need, but thanks. A few people have mentioned that some DVDs will look fine on a SD set an awful on an HD set, which was my sense of it: I never noticed the nastiness of some of the compression on this disc until I watched it on my HD WEGA tube set just the other night. I assume this is due to the much greater resolution, but await the enlightenment of you fine folks. I've seen a few others in various threads mention their particular problems with this disc. My opinion is it is a vast improvement over previous issues but still rather a mess for a film as important as 2001. There are halos aplenty, what I refer to as "blueing out" of the blacks and some blocky pixelization visible therein in some, though not all, of the space sequences. The problems seem exacerbated in the extreme in higher-contrast segments. I could sit down and make notes of each spot where I've seen a problem, and will if need be. I believe it's just a case of a sloppy authoring job. In spots the picture is no better than what I can produce right here with my own DVD burner. In other spots it's just fine. What are your thoughts? I have read other threads referring to a forthcoming special edition release, and concur with the hopes of some that the focus is not on a bunch of extra features but on a higher-quality compression job.