Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 2005
I continue to be shocked by those who rely on screen caps as to the quality of a blu ray transfer. The only accurate way to determine the quality of a blu ray's transfer is the old fashioned way ..... watch the disc. Call me arrogant but unless I see it with my own eyes I take everyone else's opinion with a grain of salt. There have been too many times when I've heard what a gorgeous transfer ABC is only to watch it and go "Huh? It looks no better than my DVD!". And vice versa, I've heard how awful and bungled a blu ray transfer is and after watching it wondering what "they" were talking about, it looks nice.
I don't know about that. I follow that site, and 99% of the time the direct screen captures they post are spot on with how the color timing is displayed. I don't agree with the reviews many times, but the screen caps are certainly a good way to gauge the color timing, or artificial looking DNR.
There are a few instances where I bought a movie on BD hoping it wouldn't turn out the way the screen caps presented it, and then when it ends up looking exactly like the caps provided I curse myself for throwing $30 down the drain.
Color timing is a make or break deal with me concerning movies. If it looks off to me, it is garbage. Game over. I'm thankful that site exists to inform me of what I'm getting into. Now there are other sites that post screen caps that are wildly off, and I have never trusted them, and never will, as they are spreading misinformation.