Just finished a “Hunger Games” marathon, now that I have all the installments on DVD. When I saw these movies at the theater, there was no problem with the video, but on DVD, “Catching Fire” during the night scenes, the screen was almost 100% black, with just a shadow of movement. Only because I had read the books and watched the movies at the theater did I know that Katniss and her allies were fighting mutated monsters, and the elderly woman tribute walked voluntarily into the poisonous fog, etc. I have noticed this same problem with other movies I have on DVD’s. I don’t know if Blu-Ray would be an improvement. I haven’t bought any Blu-Ray because my DVD player is hooked up to my five speaker plus woofer sound system. Hooking up the Blu-Ray player to that system would mean I couldn’t have auxiliary sound on my DVD’s; sound from the TV doesn’t have nearly the immersion quality as the aux speakers. I’m not going to replace my DVD’s with Blu-Ray because (1) I haven’t noticed that much difference in the visual quality between the two and (2) The industry will come out with another media that will make DVD’s and Blu-Ray both obsolete, the way those made VHS obsolete, CD’s made tapes obsolete and tapes made LP’s obsolete. It is inevitable that this will happen.
So, my question is: has anyone else noticed this problem on DVD’s?