This was originally posted on the Blu Ray software sub forum about the Spears and Munsil software that comes with the OPPO BD83 player. Iit seems to also affect my Pioneer 5020. The first post is from the OP and then my response. I wonder if this is common with Pioneer plasmas in general?
Originally Posted by gerianne
This is a terrific product! Thanks so much.
I'm not sure if this question belongs here or if I should post it in one of the Pio Elite forums, but here goes...
I have a Pioneer Elite Pro-111FD (professionally calibrated) and a Samsung BDP-S350. On the clipping pattern, all the squares are solid in color and reducing the contrast does not seem to have an effect. (I've changed the sampling on my BDP without any effect.)
Also, on the Chroma Burst patterns, the last square in the lower right hand corner is black (blank?) except for top and bottom colored lines.
I'm wondering if there's something I'm doing wrong, or if the display/BDP needs to be set differently.
Thanks in advance, and thanks again for a great product!
I have been able to figure out when this occurs with the chomo burst patterns as mentioned above. It only happens when I power up the Pioneer first, and then the OPPO. When doing it that way the last box will be black with only the red and blue line at top and bottom. However, when I turn the OPPO on first, and then the Pioneer, the pattern displays correctly. I changed HDMI cables and also switched ports, and it happened everytime when turning the Pio on first. I even switched blu ray players to double check, and the same results. I believe it must be some sort of handshake issue when turning the tv on first and then the other devices via HDMI. So now I turn on my cable box and OPPO first and then the Pioneer.