In The Valley Of Elah, a young soldier goes missing from a military base in New Mexico after returning from his tour of duty in Iraq. Hank Deerfield (Jones), a retired military policeman, is suspicious of his son
The anamorphically enhanced 2.37:1 DVD shows a washed-up image, with blown-out colors that also look under-saturated when outdoors. Indoors colors can look more natural, but not always. There are also times at night when colors are fairly natural-looking. Fleshtones generally look pallid. Resolution is good, with fine textures that can look sharp and detailed. Black levels are relatively high, but shadow delineation is adequate. Still, there are times when the image can look overly soft. Pixel breakup and compression artifacts can be recognized from time to time, and, while minor, edge enhancement is noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #25 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I want to see product reviews of home theatre equipment that non-millionaires can afford to own. Reading articles about $50,000 home theatre setups is admittedly rather fun but, in practical terms, the info is really useless to me. While Darling Wife and I make a decent living, there's no way we can spend that kind of money on a home theatre. What I also really like and want to see: Practical advice articles that help people who are at least minimally technically competent to assess their needs and assemble a home theatre. That is, a periodic (yearly? twice yearly?) in-depth look at points to consider and equipment to buy to assemble a good high definition home theatre. Ideally, it would examine several total package price points. If you're willing to spend $10,000, here's what we recommend in terms of equipment and how to connect/install them. If your budget is smaller, here's what we recommend. If your budget is somewhat larger than $10,000, do this instead. Yes, I know you have your reference systems section each month, but an explanatory article would be nice, too. Finally, keep us up-to-date on the development of high definition DVDs and DVD players. This is what I'd like to see.