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Old 01-03-2009, 01:53 AM
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Default Is it serious when the first question about a Warner title is: " How bad is the DNR?"

Its time this section had some real Smackdown.

Its a well known fact that Warner loves DNR.

My question is how bad is it when the first question enthusiats ask about a Warner film is "How bad is the DNR?"



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For the longest time I felt that the DNR issue was being blown wayyyyy out of proportion (although it does get old when I see people overanalyzing every detail from a screencap from another forum that will remain nameless), but now that Ive seen it and recognize it, I do find it annoying and especially disheartening to know that films like Lord of the Rings are probably going to have some DNR.

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Is what serious is what regard?

Does it have any effect on sales, perception or anything remotely approaching mainstream concensus? No.

Is it a slap to the face of some of BDs most-devoted proponents who do care? Absolutely.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:00 AM
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Is what serious is what regard?

Does it have any effect on sales, perception or anything remotely approaching mainstream concensus? No.

Is it a slap to the face of some of BDs most-devoted proponents who do care? Absolutely.
Im told that Warner uses DNR to cater to the mainstream person who hates grain.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:01 AM
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Is it a slap to the face of some of BDs most-devoted proponents who do care? Absolutely.
This is mostly true. Although, I suspect a majority of the people that have DNR issues have BIG projector screens and sit closer than average. If not, then you REALLY have to be looking for it.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:03 AM
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This is mostly true. Although, I suspect a majority of the people that have DNR issues have BIG projector screens and sit closer than average. If not, then you REALLY have to be looking for it.
It depends on the film. The worst offender is the Longest Day and its very obvious on even smaller screens, while there are some that arent really noticable except from screencaps that may or may mot tell the whole story.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:06 AM
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For the longest time I felt that the DNR issue was being blown wayyyyy out of proportion (although it does get old when I see people overanalyzing every detail from a screencap from another forum that will remain nameless),
I don't like DNR, but the people at "you-know-what" forum have gone crazy about it.

I say them decrying the "Casino" and "The Thing" BDs over a couple of screenshots, but I could barely see a difference with them.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:09 AM
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I don't like DNR, but the people at "you-know-what" forum have gone crazy about it.

I say them decrying the "Casino" and "The Thing" BDs over a couple of screenshots, but I could barely see a difference with them.
I agree completely. A single frame NEVER tells the whole story.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:12 AM
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Gee, I never think the question at all. I don't even ask the most popular qustion about WB: "Does it it have lossless audio." My question is usually if I like the title enough to pick it up or not?
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DNR has it's place in fixing major problems.

When the director sticks film grain in on purpose, however, there is zero point in taking it out. Some films just jump out a little better with grain, especially some of the CG masterpieces (Sin City).
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:35 AM
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A more serious question would be: How many people are actually qualified and capable of identifying DNR? From what I have seen in online discussions there is a myriad of technical issues that an overwhelming majority of critics lump under DNR.

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