(1) In principle I know and agree with that. Anyhow, when I compare the DVDs (playing on my computer) with the BD (on my TV) I get the impression that this light contrast is even bigger on BD than on DVD. I am just saying, I don't like these intentional shadowings in Season 1.
(2) What do you mean with hotlinking? I am not sure what you mean. (I guess it is "direct showing the images in the post"???)