1. As roopG mentioned, I am having exact same problem as him. The new f/w is NOT filling up the whole screen with 1920x1080.
We were really expecting this problem to be fixed.
2. HDMI handshaking issue:
a) Oppo 981HD works with 1080p (audio ON), but if I go to a different input (say another HDMI input) and come back to Oppo HDMI input, I see "no video signal", "unsupported video format", different test pattern screen, blue screen, and then slowly settles down.
b) I see lots of MPEG artifacts while displaying 1080p from Oppo. It was not the case with Sharp. Is Philips trying to do any processing with the output it got from Oppo and messing up? Oppo does a pretty good job converting.
3. I am not still getting the "right" color. I mean the colors still look washed away.
4. I see "High Resolution" became "unscaled" now.
I have couple of cosmetic suggestions for the next f/w update:
a) Can the menu be displayed as a background? Now it is so distracting, the picture goes away and you see the menu screen, till you choose the 'contrast' etc. And the fonts of the menus are so BIG, it almost looks like it is a 720p TV.
The fonts are not impressive at all. They can be crispier (may be Times New Roman) will be a good idea.
b) In the "Installation --> Connection" option, can we have some more, like "Satellite", "DVD2", "Cable" etc.