I had a good look at all three today. I also saw bluray in action for the first time. Until now I've read some articles talking about how modern movies look so perfect in HD. I've been pretty excited about HD and dreaming about getting a player.
What a disapointment to see the reality.
Bluray's "Click" with Adam Sandler: There's lots of "pepper" black dots everywhere. Also look at the kitchen cupboards in the background - there's purple blotches amidst a yellowish dusty pattern. The black dots and color noise are all throughout the video, except they are not noticeable on bright objects like his white shirt.
I also see the same artefacts I see on DVD, such as a type of shadow outline around edges (what some might call the edge enhancement effect; see the edge of his shirt collar), something people call mosquito noise because it looks like a cloud of mosquitos hovering around objects against a plain background (ie, Ice Age 2, the tree surrounded by snow, for about half the width of the tree is a cloud of mosquitos).
I also see the screen door effect - like some kind of texture is laying on top of the video while the video moves underneath it - like looking out a screen window.
I looked into this further and other reviews of Click put it's quality around 4/5, and I found out it was filmed with a digital camera which might explain it. (www.hometheaterhifi.com
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I see banding effects - the very beginning with the sunrise over earth in space, instead of a glow around the sun there is a set of rings of progressively darker shades.
Unfortunately our eyes are very sensitive to this effect, it's called the Mach effect.
Planet Earth also had a poor review. (www.hometheaterhifi.com
Looks bad too, a little blocky sometimes. Note however that I did find out that "film-like grain" noise was purposely added to this animation.
Ironically, some very old movies like Battle of the Bulge (1946) and Robin Hood (1936) look better than today's modern films (which are usually scanned in from camera negatives at 4096x3112 resolution).
I found satellite HD to be very blocky. Cable seemed a little better.
I'm not so excited about HD anymore except for the few releases that look nearly perfect.
I wonder if anyone else can see what I'm describing, and how did you not notice it before? It was very obvious to me.