Originally Posted by bokes
I'm a bit confused,
What exactly is the issue with HDMI 1 set to 0 that even has Oppo telling owners to set it to +1 until the firmware update?
When I switch to + 1 sharpness I get a very drastic change. Is this preferred?
Should source direct be a better solution- since it would bypass all processing and just send a pure signal?
(Sorry- I'm not a major tech head- so a little hand holding helps)
I'd agree with those who say follow your eyes. I'm one of those who does feel that +1 on HDMI 1 looks better on my particular set up,
that HDMI 1 on "0" looks a little soft/fuzzy, but clearly not everyone is having the same experience.
HDMI 2 on "0" may or may not be a better solution. Some people here feel, after careful looking and testing that there are other
weaknesses in HDMI 2 (some chroma and luma abnormalities, etc.) that make HDMI 1 preferable.
For me it's a little frustrating that there seems to be no way to turn off all processing with HDMI 1 (even on source direct), yet there
seem to be other observable improvements on HDMI 1 over HDMI 2. If you're really interested, you can read back a few pages and
you'll see reports from readers and even some comparison photos.
So the bad news; right now on a $500 player there's no consensus 'best' choice' or perfect solution. Even Oppo seems
a but unsure.
The good news is it's a pretty great picture whatever you choose, and Oppo is aware of the issue and is actively investigating it.
If any company will get to the bottom of a situation like this and make the appropriate firmware corrections it's OPPO.