'Avatar' on Sony's PlayStation Store
We saw the difference in the planets at the 2:24 mark, for example, where the clouds and continents seemed a bit less sharp; and in other highly detailed CGI like the rocks of the strip mine. Faces again looked a bit less distinct on the PS3. On our three screens side-by-side, the ascension in sharpness from PS3 to Vudu to Blu-ray was obvious in the close-up of Jake as he talked into his video journal. We weren't surprised to find that, for what it's worth, the bit rate of the PS3 download--an 8,793 MB MNV file, if you're curious--seemed to average about half that of the Blu-ray (Vudu doesn't display bit rates).
April 23, 2010 9:23 AM PDT
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| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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