Originally Posted by Mr Fujisawa
Hi guys, I hope someone can help me.
I have the 310, my TV is a samsung PS59D6900.
Here's the thing, set to output 4:2:2, when watching a 3D blu-ray, it seems the player isn't outputting blue, so everything looks yellow (I verified this by selecting RGB mode on my tv, red and yellow both show the picture but blue is just black). Switching to 4:4:4 everything is fine picture wise, but the player downgrades dolby true-hd to dolby digital. So due to this very strange error I have to make a choice between the two.
Anyone have any idea why this may be? I see two solutions, resolve the fact it won't output any blue in 3D at 4:2:2, or why it is downgrading dolby trueHD when in 4:4:4 (perhaps that is bandwidth related.)
I've been playing with all the settings I can think of on both the TV and player, and I've tried connecting the player directly to the TV but the colour issue remains.
Any help would be appreciated.
My 110 suffers a somewhat related issue when connected to my Mitsubishi HDMI 1.3 TV: HDMI audio is lost in some VieraConnect apps when Deep Color in enabled and Color Mode is set to YCbCr 4:4:4. If I reduce Color Mode to 4:2:2 OR disable Deep Color, the issue goes away. I tried everything, even some weird tricks that I discovered.
You can see my original post about it here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post20526638
I believe these players have some flaws in their HDMI implementation that show up at max bandwidth.
Seriously though, you can reduce Color Mode to YCbCr 4:2:2 and you very likely will not notice. The effects of chroma subsampling are very subtle -- that's why it is an effective form of compression. It's just a matter of whether the player or your TV should add the missing data, it's gonna be added either way.
Some people even argue that YCbCr 4:2:2 is the more "correct" and "pure" setting because BD and streaming content is only YCbCr 4:2:0 anyway. That's a whole different discussion that I don't want to get into now (this is NOT a trolling attempt, I know the theories and read the same reviews and articles
My point is merely that dropping to 4:2:2 isn't so bad.
Edit: I just re-read your post. Silly me, it's the other way round for you: 4:2:2 is causing the bigger problem (color shift) whereas 4:4:4 "merely" causes a drop in audio quality. I apologize. Still, I suspect it's the same HDMI flaw I am experiencing that may be causing your problems.
I assume you already checked the different 3D settings on the Panny. Otherwise maybe try a different HDMI cable. No doubt you ARE running at max bandwidth here. Also, as Foxbat mentioned, make sure Color Mode settings match the TV: Both should be either YCbCr OR RGB. I am sorry, you knew of that course...