Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bronx, NY
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
I'm not sure why the letterboxing is a surprise when it says in the product description that that's how the footage appears. In fact, when it was first put up for preorder, it said the DVD was in anamorphic widescreen, but they corrected it when they realized it wasn't. Also, I have to believe that the main reason for the quality problems in general is because they moved production in-house; in a sense, they really are trying to get from the bottom up again as far as DVD quality goes.
I just hope it doesn't take another 6-7 years to get to the level they got with Sal for the early-to-mid '09 DVDs; I remember a lot of people saying that Manhattan Mayhem III looked awesome, with some even calling it the best-produced DVD ROH had ever done. At least since the transition, they've pretty much fixed the problem they had where audio levels were too fucking high and commentary constantly boomed and crackled, although funny enough now we have the problem of pretty much every crowd sounding dead unless you watch the DVD without commentary.