I saw 2001 in a historic theater in San Francisco that specializes in older films, film festivals, and events about 4 or 5 years ago, maybe it was even 2001. What struck me more was how bright the image was. The rear projection in the Dawn of Man scenes are almost washed out. I had never known that was rear projection till I saw the HD-DVD! The 2001 Hd-DVD was a real eye opener to me. The Dawn of Man scenes was terrific. The shots of the shuttle coming up to the Moon looked razor sharp to me. The contrast of the crater highlights and shadows was really nice! And I have been observing the moon recently a lot with a telescope. I am viewing on a 50" plasma.