One big mystery which I may never solve is why the motion artifacts akin to 1080i displayed on the LVM-37W3 1080p display have mostly disappeared over the last month.
During the 1st month of use, my 37W3 had issues with 1080i material from HBO-HD, SHO-HD, ESPN-HD, and even the usually clean HDNET channels. After running almost 18 hours a day for over a month, especially a "flashing" program in a futile attempt to dislodge a stucked "green" pixel. The pixel remained but the motion/borders 1080i/1080p artifacts have all but vanished.
Now, this may be Time Warner cable cleaning up their material. Why I may never know who to praise.
I do not that 1080p and 1080i output of older DVDs from a Denon 1930ci up converting DVD player looks nearly distortion free.
1080p files of Serenity and Sin City looks absolutely film like. BETTER than when I saw them in the theaters.
Last Friday's Madagascar on HBO-HD looked so sharp and color perfect that my 8 year old son complained about the local theater where we saw it this past summer. "This is way better than the theater version, daddy...." I agree wholeheartedly!
So far, the 1080i films from both MAX-HD and Starz-HD on Time Warner Cable has looked fantastic with only motion artifacts during fast action. These 2 HD premiums were added on by Time Warner on Nov 1, 2006
I am starting to receive my shipments of HD-DVDs with titles like Mission Impossible I, II, III and Serenity. They will be playing on the XBOX360 HD-DVD player when it arrives next week. I will order Blu-Ray DVDs as soon as I get my Playstation 3 this Nov 17, 2006.
Very interesting, all the HD-DVDs I have received so far are labelled as 1080p. Curious that this is so since all HD-DVD players are only 1080i.
So Bill, my LVM-37W3 have not had any 1080i to 1080p conversion issues since Mid Auguest 2006. Aside from a single stuck pixel in the upper left, the LVM-37W3 is perfect.
Originally Posted by wmcclain
Me: 720p! I don't have any good 1080 sources yet.
I would like to hear your judgment of 1080i deinterlacing on the 37w3. Do you have any reason to think it is not being done correctly? I'm not saying so; it's just that on my DVD player I prefer the 720p to the 1080i image, but I suspect the player is at fault. I want to be sure the display is not contributing poor deinterlacing.