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Well, I did a few DVE pattern and actual content tests after changing my BR and HD DVD player to 720p and then 1080i. These were down and dirty, subjective tests.
With 720p input resolution, I didn't notice anything major. I kind of expected there to be some issues but IMO, there were none to write home about
Upon switching to 1080i, the Sony did a fine job of deinterlacing to 1080p. Now, the picture was not near as sparkling as it does with the Reon processor in my XA2 doing all of the heavy lifting. The quality was good enough that I would not hesitate to feed the V 1080i, if need be. A particularly torturous test with program material is the menu section of Mission Impossible III. If you're familiar with it, there are two thin lines at the bottom of the menu. When I owned an A35 HD DVD player, the lines would flicker. If I fed the XBR2 1080i from my XA2, the lines would also flicker. Not so with the V. The Vatican Wall scene looked nice, as well.
What I did notice, quite clearly in fact, is the judder apparent from slow pans in film based material. Since I have only had 60hz sets till now, I never noticed it. When I switched back and forth between 24fps and 60, I was amazed at how blind I must have been prior to owning the V. I was quite surprised at how this TV has grown on me and I have only owned it for 9 days.
I also switched MotionFlow to high for the first time. I don't even know why that option is available. There was definitely a severe 'soap opera effect' that is painfully apparent.
Like I stated, this was just a down and dirty set of tests, nothing really scientific about them...Just observations, really.
I also tested a few SD DVDs through my XA2. The Reon processor working with the Cinemotion and Motionflow features has really added pop and depth to the picture. I was happy with XA2 playing SD disks on my old TV before but now, WOW! Most impressive.
Just my .02, for what it is worth...Will
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