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5 star show and performance...sub par DVD quality
on November 23, 2012
before you say NOT helpful because I'm not rating this 5 stars ... here is my reason. I am a huge Steve Miller fan, and I do love the show. From editing to the filming and performance all would be 5 stars. My problem is that this DVD is one of the worst I've seen since the early days of Platinum Entertainment with their pixelated messes. This isn't close to broadcast quality and goodness even decades old Austin City Limits DVDs look great... this isn't crisp, well saturated or anything close to a broadcast quality and its just too bad because the concert is a lot of fun ...it just looks second rate. Its frustrating and looks like pushed film or poor lighting but its so odd because although its a new venue for Austin City Limits...they are first class...so I assume this comes down to poor DVD authoring and decisions made to cut corners at that end. I did check and it is a very LOW Bitrate...
I'm still glad they made it , I'm glad I have it ...but am confused by the low res production.
UPDATE: I downloaded an HD version on iTunes that looks terrific, why this DVD is so poor is still a mystery and I wish they'd release on Blu Ray...it's a terrific show.