Finally got a chance to look at this on a computer rather than a phone, and it really does look significantly different. CHEWBAKAspelledwrong’s point about the sand people attack scene has reminded me of those claims someone (Devin Faraci I think?) made last year about a new cut of the SE with Han shooting first being in the works. Could this be that? If it is and they are indeed rolling back certain changes for the next SE release, I would have hoped they’d nix the 2011 rocks.
EDIT: one of the starwars.com clips that I watched to check this out was Ben and Luke in the hut on Tatooine. I just watched an EW video that happened to include a few shots from that scene from the blu-ray, and it’s pretty night and day.