Originally Posted by brigand
I just got the 110, my first blu ray player. Netflix works great and I like the interface. I've only watched 2 blu rays on it so far but it seems pretty good.
I'll have to do more testing, but I think DVD upconversion is actually worse than the DVD player I was using previously- a Samsung DVD player/receiver/home theater that came free with my Samsung plasma. It looks like the 110 is adding a lot more "noise," but it could also be that I'm looking at it with a more critical eye.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has played around with the various settings? Namely, the Advanced Video Settings.
I'll play around with them and make my own observations, but I was wondering what people could tell me about these settings, whether they help or hurt the image, what they actually do, etc. The manual, imo, provides very little information re: what these settings actually do.
So, here are the settings I'm wondering about, along with their description in the manual:
Chroma Process - "This high-resolution processing of HDMI chroma signals produces a high-resolution picture with rich picture quality."
Detail Clarity - "The picture is sharp and detailed."
Super Resolution - "Pictures of normal image quality are corrected to sharp and detailed images when output as 1080i/1080p from HDMI AV OUT."
Progessive - "Select the method of conversion for progressive output to suit the type of material being played. When the content is distorted change the settings from 'Auto' to 'Video.'"
24p - "Movies and other material recorded on DVD-Video at 24p are output at 24p. Only when you have selected 'On' in '24p Output.'"
Black Level Control - "Select lighter or darker for adjusting the black level control to the desired setting for picture enhancement."
HDMI Color Mode - "This setting is for selecting color-space conversion of the image signal when the unit is connected using an HDMI cable."
My natural instinct is to turn most of the features off or to their lowest setting, but I'll definitely have to play around with them (on my TV, I turned off all of the "enhancements" because I thought they made the picture look worse).
My TV is a 50" plasma, 720p native, Samsung PN50B450, connected to the 110 via HDMI.
I'm also wondering what the best output setting is, given my TV- Auto, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.