Monday, when I was over at Disney, one of the staffers held up the new high-rez DVD for Meet the Robinsons given to him by the studio and enthused:
"You know, this looks amazing. The guys upstairs said this is the first time that the film we made is all here on the disk. Not compressed, not altered or rejiggered. Exactly the way we configured it. The Blu-Ray DVD is the same files and format as the theatrical release..."
I guess that means you could put the high def version into a theatrical projection system and get the same sparkling image you would get with a new 35 mm print, probably better...
...Presented in 1080p using the AVC MPEG-4 codec, 'Meet the Robinsons' is another gorgeous high-def CGI transfer. Colors are bold, black levels are inky, and an abundance of texture details are a real visual treat. Jump to any scene with the tyrannosaurus rex -- take note of the crisp scales, the nicks on its claws, the imperfections in the grass beneath its feet, and the fabric in the bowler hat on its head. In fact, throughout the film, clothing textures not only showcase the filmmakers' extraordinary eyes for detail, but they reveal the proficiency of this transfer. The Bowler Hat Guy makes for an excellent demo reel of every texture the film throws at the screen, from his pants legs and cloak, to his oily eyebrows and mustache.
So the Disney artist is correct; the film does look terrific on Blu-Ray. Sadly, this means nothing for me and my 24-inch Philco.