Have you ever been in the TV section of a big superstore and noticed a flat screen TV (or 20) showing a Blu-Ray DVD that made the film look like it was filmed at a local TV station? Everything looks really video-like and not at all filmic. As you're watching, you notice that the special effects don't match the rest of the picture while everyone seems lit for the local weather report.
Perhaps you've even seen this happen on your TV at home and noticed it when watching films or shows on your HD cable or DVD. Yikes. Is this what HD's gonna give us: crappy home-video quality blockbusters?!?
The first time I saw this, I literally stopped in my tracks, horrified. I was at Sears walking by a huge HD flat screen TV. A VERY expensive model. They were playing the first Spiderman movie. Instead of a multi-million dollar film, it looked like a student video project. Or a behind-the-scenes video. I prayed this wasn't the HD future we've been promised.
Well, it's not. Basically, it's all about the settings on the TV itself. So if you have a TV that's ruining your movies this way, you should definitely read this and change your settings immediately: