Hi All. I've been using my BDP-83 now for a few weeks and am trying to determine whether a couple of problems I'm having are related to the player or to my display. Before sending anything to Oppo, I thought I would check in here to see if anyone could help out. I have not seen any posts in this (or the other) BDP-83 threads related to my issues. Besides these two concerns, the player has been fantastic.
I have the BDP-83 hooked connected to my Mitsubishi LT37132 via HDMI, with the Oppo sending 1080P. The 24p options are turned off and I'm using Wide/Auto. I'm experiencing two main issues/concerns.
1. I'm getting what looks to be some image tearing that occurs intermittently and randomly only when watching DVDs (The Incredibles and Band of Brothers). The tearing occurs somewhere between halfway down the screen and the bottom of the screen on the horizontal. The frequency of occurance is low, but it's damn annoying when it happens. Data below the tear appears to be older than the data presented above (which is current).
2. This is subjective, surely, but it looks to me like the results of the deinterlacing tests on the S&M disc (jaggie tests with the rotating arm) are poor. I have not seen a visual frame of reference for what I should be seeeing coming out of the BDP-83, but there is definitely some heavy aliasing occuring along the rotating arm. Also, on the bridge video, I'm getting aliasing radiating down the big wires and moire occuring inside the tight, close wires. This is tough to explain, but let's just say it's all bad enough that I can obviously spot these symptoms 8 feet from a 37 inch 1080p lcd.
I've tried different resolutions and formats, but 1080p/standard (or underscan) offers the best result. My TV accepts 1080p 60 over HDMI (which worked fine from my 981) but it does overscan a bit. The only thing I can think of to help differentiate whether the BD player is bad or the TV is causing these problems is to send the signal through the TV's DVI which does do 1:1 pixel mapping. I'm currently waiting on an adapter to come in the mail so I can try this out.
Anyone else run into similar concerns? Any ideas, thoughts or insight into why I may be experiencing these? Any reccomendations on what else I can try out?