Originally Posted by Baccusboy
Please describe the artifacts you are seeing with more detail. Are they like boxes? Are they rounded, like False Contouring or Banding? Are you seeing Mosquito Noise?
I will say that I find that digital sources put out a horrid amount of False Contouring / Banding through HDMI on my TV. It has been shown that some TVs just don't do HDMI well. It's NOT like DVI. The added "copysafe features" of HDMI muck up a lot of things when done incorrectly, and here's news for you -- many incompatibilities can result, causing problems from banding to screen door, etc.
People are being trained to assume that HDMI is the be-all-end-all digital connection of the gods.... it's not there yet, IMHO. Problems exist. DVI was wonderful, but alas, it would never gain footing because movie companies and microsoft saw it as a threat, and HDMI as an answer to one day ending copyright issues (or at least, making it much more difficult).
I have to run component from my PS3 to my LG TV, because my TV's HDMI sucks. It is a newer set, but either has some kind of compatibility issue with the PS3, or just can't do HDMI worth a damn. I get much better video through component. I think the culprit is that LG just "tacked on" HDMI without having it go through the regular processing it should when scaling. Whatever it is, HDMI looks like crapola due to excessive banding and screen door coming from my PS3. It's a 768p set (1366x768 downscaling a 1080i signal).
My same PS3 with the same cable looks just fine though my girlfriend's Samsung 768p set.
One more thing -- digital satellite TV can look like utter crap, too, with tons of banding. My sister's Polaroid looks that way. I fault this whole HDMI thing and how there doesn't seem to be any quality control governing compatibility between manufacturers.
The issues persist across multiple tv's and cables in my own residence. I have double checked with some people who have the same tv as me over at a gaming forum, and they don't have these issues. People who has the same BR movies i do don't see these issues. You can see them from normal and beyond viewing distances. Other people see nothing when they press their nose to the screen. I also have mty cable box hooked up to the tv through the hdmi port and that doesnt have these issues, just the regular grainyness that cable always has.
If its not a minor flaw in my particular ps3 - I don't really see what else it could be. It certainly isnt beyond possible that out of the millions of ps3's, there aren't a couple screwed ones. Apparently thats hard from people to swallow.
Thanks for your reply, though. It's certainly better that some other people who either think that i am lieing or a complete AV imbecile who wouldn't know an obvious artifact if he was pissing on one. I am actually suppose to define what an artifact is?
Anyway, for the amount we are all spending on HD - I would think that i SHOULD be able to press my nose against the screen and still be satisifed; nevermind that this cannot be achieved from across the room.
Bestbuy replaces this baby for free , no questions asked (unless it broke and it was totally my fault), so after I pick my new car up from the dealer tomarrow, its ruight to bestbuy for a free new ps3.
And just in case, i will pick up the ps3 component cables proprietary connection too.
EDIT - I am not comming back into this thread - this case is closed.