UPDATE 11/8/2006: Syntax WILL NOT FIX THIS BUG!
See end of thread for more info.
I wanted to break off this discussion from the rest. I am presuming that this defect will apply to all ATI based 5XX series Syntax Olevia, but I have no way of confirming at this time. The original conversation started here.I believe this will include 527, and 532 models.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8230142
My setup is as follows right now.
Sony DVR for ATSC
Pannasonic RP-56 Progressive scan DVD
All connected through analog component ( only 1 port so I have to switch around).
532H Firmware A30-2.A19.A10.A01.A19
I have owned a Benq 6200 XGA DLP, Toshiba 42HXX ctr RPTV, and a Sony 1251 so I have some idea of what I'm looking for and the defect to which I am referring to.Disclaimer: I like the HDTV PQ, it's great and I believe that Syntax will be able to correct in firmware this error
What I am seeing affects all inputs of 480p/i sources no matter how clean or input ( tried component and s-video )
1) Blurring / Noise reduction: This only affects motion and not static scenes. It's atrocious since it's low-grade and I can even see ghosting between scene cuts. Any NR worth it's salt should at least reset on scene changes!
2) Jumpy / motion weirdness: This is obvious enough that even my wife recognized it right away. It's probably more objectionable than the blurring since it really pulls you out of the image.
None of these problems affect up-scaling/HDTV on analog or digital inputs. Feeding the DVD into XBMC and playing at 720p produced a stellar picture that I could in no way complain about.
I tried to capture the effect with a dSLR on ISO1600 ~1/60'th of a second. You can clearly see in some shots up to 5 frames are being blurred together. Looking at the surrounding you can see it's not from camera shake, and from what I can see this is an accurate portrayal of what the motion blurring looks like.Panasonic RP-56 Progressive scan through Component
Interference pattern seen on some of these is not seen on the TV, it's a problem of photographing a LCD with a CMOS camera.I'll post some HDTV/up-scaling shots soon
NOTE: If someone wants access to the high resolution originals PM me and I'll send you the link, I don't want to trash the connection that they are on by posting them here. I don't think the defect is any less visible on these shots.