The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD, viewed in component video and compared to the pleasing LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 9, exhibits nicely rendered quality that is preferred to the LaserDisc for finer imagery throughout. Colors are rich and nicely balanced, with deeper black levels than on the LaserDisc, though sometimes wanting in clarity. The DVD must be viewed in a completely blackened room for optimal visual information in the darker scenes. Minor aliasing and pixelization are apparent for a picture that betters the LaserDisc, but by today
Reason #71 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Before reading WSR I was an electronics nebbish. After reading WSR for more than a year, my friends and family consult me on purchasing TVs, sound systems, DVD players, and DVDs. I explain to them the differences between HDTV ready and capable, how to select a TV, DVD, and sound system and recommend that they become an expert like me by buying a copy of WSR. My life has new meaning!