Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
That said, and not even counting Darbee, the 103D is an improvement in MY system because the way the 103D does "Dithered" output (which I need) works better in my setup than the way the 105 does it.
My 103D will arrive a few days, so maybe I should be asking questions later, but I am OCD about being prepared. I've read this thread twice and have done searches for "dithered" and "1080p24hz" elsewhere. Because the 103D has so many options, I know I'm going to be playing with them for a long time. So I do apologize first if these questions have actually been answered somewhere, or seem like stupid questions to the upper eschelon here.
I have a hard copy of the 103D setting preferences, and have been taking notes on it while reading this thread all along. I see that under HDMI >> Deep Color there are 4 options: 36 bits, 30 bits (dithered), 30 bits, and Off (dithered). Is it correct to say that with dithering ON (either 30 of Off), people that prefer it see a more natural "blending" and smoothness to the video output, as opposed to banding effects or discontinuities? I'd like to know if this is simply preference, or an actual set-up issue (meaning it has to be ON to display video).
Also, does 1080p24hz ON make only SDVDs (new or old) better, BDs better, or both? I've seen it stated that this should only be used when Output Resolution is set to 1080p. So if you upconverted to 4Kx2K, would 1080p24hz be set to AUTO or OFF? I will be using the Oppo with a Samsung HU8550 display.