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 hisses in their listening. 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.