Originally Posted by rdgrimes
Not necessarily true. The 103/103D still fail some of the more brutal de-interlacing tests. Whether that's something you can see in the average DVD content is another question. But there's never been and likely never will be anything better than the ABT for de-interlacing difficult content. "Noise and ringing" don't relate to de-interlacing, but both are known to exist with the ABT's scaling. The over-all result with the 103/103D might well be a more pleasing image, but the ABT might actually reveal more detail.
I did a lot of testing combining different players and different video processors, and i always had ringing if using ABT deinterlacing before any scaling.
I prefer the HQV deinterlacing, i know it might not keep up in all tests, but for movie content it is just what i found to have less artifacts/ combing and breaking up.
Try run 480/ 576P out of a OPPO 83, or any DVDO video processor, feed a Lumagen Radiance, and after that try out other deinterlacers, i found Lumagen deinterlacing the worse, DVDO medium, and HQV the best of what i have on hand.
Now looking the 103D i did see the most smooth deinterlacing and scaling i ever seen, i only tested PAL DVD so far, and cant say its like that with all movies, time will show.
I just never seen anything like that where i was not able to detect any combing or ringing at all. The detail level was amasing, just as the color resolution looked like it just been bumped up.
I suspect this has something to do with processor power, i always got the impression that many processors was fighting to get the work done in time, and tripping from time to time.
It just looks as the OPPO has huge processing headroom making it look sooo easy.