Diablo® III

Compression artifacts on animated cinematic?

I'm really surprised at how bad the compression artifacts on the intro cinematic. When it first cuts to the angels and they down down through the clouds, it's absolutely horrible. Has anyone else noticed this? Granted, I'm at 2560x1440, but I've never seen anything this bad that was (I assume) in 1080p.
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Man, stuff moves off the front page fast right now
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90 Human Paladin
Man, QQ moves off the front page fast on happy, happy launch day

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There was a several page thread about this too. I noticed it on the angels flying down pretty obviously. I think their bit rate was a bit too low...?
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I believe its the parchment effect that you're seeing. I'm running the game in a super huge resolution too, however I believe this effect is intended as it is supposed to appear as animation on parchment. But I too noticed it.
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This was the only thing I was thinking while watching the intro.

The cartoon style graphics seem to be very hard to compress without artifacts. Did you notice how clear and lifelike the non-cartoon graphics were?

I agree they tried to compress it a bit too much and I'm only at 1680x1050.
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