The quality of this DVD is HORRIBLE! Easily the worst-looking DVD in my collection so far.
Not sure if you'd notice on a smaller TV set, but on any large screen with a decent picture, especially if you have a good eye, you won't be able to stand the lackluster encoding. In fact, "lackluster" is a compliment. This is dreadful DVD encoding. I would expect this quality from one of those '3 for 1' ... horror movie DVD's...but from U2!!??
I couldn't make it too far through this DVD once I saw the bad quality was consistent all the way through, but of the ones I saw, the digital muck was most evident on "One". Probably just the dark quality of the video makes the defects and artifacts all the more obvious.
To make matters worse, the mix sounds terrible on my Sony DVD player. Through every video I watched, there was an ongoing echo quality, as if the background sound was overwhelming everything. It was especially annoying on "Electrical Storm." Now, I don't have a surround setup, so I'm playing through a 2 channel downmix, but I can't imagine it being very good on any setup(?).
What pi**es me off, though, is how a band like U2 can pass off such a lazy effort on their fans, and show such disrespect to their own material. It just seems like they have no concern with the product. It's just easy $$$.
My Depeche Mode video compilation blows this one away a hundred times over. Can't even compare the two. I watch it all the time, and love the incredible quality.
But, this U2 one is going straight to the trading shop on Monday. What a rip.