Originally Posted by Brian-HD
I tried turning it off and on. I am not seeing what you are saying with color.
Yeah, I ran the Spears and Munsil BD Cal disc and there is no color clipping going on with the 'adaptive-chroma-whatever'.
For OTA sources I run a color enhancer on my TV that squishes blue a tad starting well above reference, but when that is deactivated, I'm getting all color levels. This player was MUCH easier to calibrate on my TV than the LG BD 590.
I actually had more neutral adjustments for contrast and brightness than with the LG. The edge definition with HD content is clearly better; I'm getting better edge resolution with a lower sharpness setting on my TV than with the LG.
Trying to decide which colorspace my TV likes better y/c/b/r 4:4:4 or 4:2:2.
Sampled all these Blu Ray discs today:
Dark Knight, Zombieland, Blue Scenes: Journey Through Space, The Other Guys, Casino Royale, Batman Begins.
The black levels I'm getting with this player are noticeably darker on my Vizio XVT3D554SV 55" backlit LED using the Panny '500 than what I was seeing with the LG BD590. I can see this both in the S&M disc and also in movies like the Dark Knight and Star Wars Episode III. I get more detail in the darker scenes. YMMV.
As for better audio performance, that is also more subtle, yet still noticeable. As I articulated before, this is best observed in a wider soundstage even using the Coaxial digital output to my Arcam as compared to my LG BD590. Sine this is a comparative difference, not everybody is going to be in the same boat (obviously).
I look forward to David's observations.