I just watched the film After Life last night - good film but terrible transfer. So here is my question... Does it really cost significantly more $$$ to create a decent DVD transfer? I am not talking about restoring elements or digitally fixing scratches in the film itself as I can understand why these would add significant cost to a DVD release. What I am talking about is just the analog-to-digital conversion process itself. A film like After Life is a relatively new film so there are not any scratches to speak of, but what makes it look poor is the extreme compression. It looks like it is authored at 100 bits per second! Why, when films are digitized, don't they use the maximum bit rate possible such that the film (and extras) will still fit on the disc??? Does it really cost significantly more to do so?