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post #61 of 69 Old 12-05-2011, 12:25 PM
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I've got the HDMI analysis to show that the PS3 is correct. I haven't tested the WD so I can't comment on that. I also think the QuantumData runs closer to $16,000 but I didn't write that check.

I agree. The PS3 can be used as a reference pattern generator. All you need is a DVD/BD with good test patterns like AVSHD709.
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The only possible variable I can come up with is if your display does something very strange with YCbCr 422 content, as the PS3 only does 444 and RGB.

Chris, this may be a factor in the results I'm seeing. Is there any test material that can be used to confirm this?
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Chris, this may be a factor in the results I'm seeing. Is there any test material that can be used to confirm this?

Spears and Munsil has a test pattern pattern for colorspace handing by your display. You'd really need a source that can output all 3 colorspaces (422, 444, RGB) to be sure which it can handle best.

I'm also assuming you are going straight from device to display, with no receiver or anything else in the middle to mess up your results.

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Spears and Munsil has a test pattern pattern for colorspace handing by your display. You'd really need a source that can output all 3 colorspaces (422, 444, RGB) to be sure which it can handle best.

I'm also assuming you are going straight from device to display, with no receiver or anything else in the middle to mess up your results.

Thanks Chris, I'll have to investigate this further.

Yes, I have direct device to display connections with all my devices.
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@fahrenheit, we will be waiting for your results, just to know if we can rely on the PS3 or not
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@fahrenheit, we will be waiting for your results, just to know if we can rely on the PS3 or not

I would trust the word of many reviewers like Chris who have access to high end equipment to test it with.

It's been confirmed over and over, the PS3 in YCC with superwhite on is a reference BD player.

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@fahrenheit, we will be waiting for your results, just to know if we can rely on the PS3 or not

I began a series of testing last night but have been stopped in my tracks thanks to inconsistant grayscale readings in Chromapure at 10 IRE. These misreadings have more than likely invalidated my earlier results. I'll be posting a video over on the chromapure thread once I have some time.

Testing chroma upsampling on the TV will have to go on the back burner, but its unlikely it was ever responsible for my wonky looking results.
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I would trust the word of many reviewers like Chris who have access to high end equipment to test it with.

It's been confirmed over and over, the PS3 in YCC with superwhite on is a reference BD player.

@Sotti, just to "put a tomb stone" as we say in Italy, could we close here the debate on the PS3? I mean can we assume that once set correctly ANY PS3 (older and newer slim models) will be usable as a reference player?
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@Sotti, just to "put a tomb stone" as we say in Italy, could we close here the debate on the PS3? I mean can we assume that once set correctly ANY PS3 (older and newer slim models) will be usable as a reference player?

When last tested, with the correct settings, yes. But with anything we never know if a new firmware will fix something, or break something, until we can test it.

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