Originally Posted by edpowers
I use Dot by Dot mode on both of my 500ms connected directly to my HR20 DVRs and do not see the annoying lines on top.
A while back, I used to see this same annoying problem with my Sharp 20k projector while watching my locals via DirecTV ... but I haven't noticed it at all lately. Do you notice it mostly on your locals, or is it on every channel?
Since you are in dot by dot mode, there is nothing to "move". If there was, it would defeat the purpose of 1:1 pixel mapping.
Trippy, you don't get it at all. Wish I was that lucky!
I see it on pretty much nearly every 4:3 SD broadcast. Not just locals - in fact, it's at its worst on IFC and Sundance, which are just about the only SD channels I care about anymore (well, those 2 and BBC America). Not every single SD channel has the artifacting, but a good portion of them do.
I've done exhaustive testing now and basically, if the panel sees any 1080i or 1080p signal, it gets the artifacts on those aforementioned channels. I've tried both turning "Native" off (so the HR21-200 sends 1080i at all times) and setting the TX-SR876 to "Through" or "Source", as well as turning "Native" on and setting the TX-SR876 to "1080i" or "1080p". In all of those 4 cases, I get the artifacting.
The only way I can get it to stop is to either
(1) Set the HR21-200 to "Native" and the TX-SR876 to "Through" (or "Source") so that the 480i signal gets straight to the panel
(2) Set the panel itself to "4:3" (instead of "Dot by Dot")
The former is bad because it shifts the panel to "Full" mode automatically, taking it out of "Dot by Dot" because there is no longer a 1080i/1080p signal coming in. This means that 720p content is also subject to "Full" as well. It just plain doesn't look as crisp to me as "Dot by Dot" mode does. (Would be interested to know if bodosom
could tell the difference in overscan between < 1080 "Full" and the 1080 "Full1
" and "Full2
The latter is bad because making the panel do "4:3" means the entire
image coming in from the HR21-200 is squeezed in. That's fine for the program, but go hit the DirecTV® 'Guide' button and you'll instantly realize why that's completely unacceptable.
Sigh. I resign defeated ...
Originally Posted by who1zep
1. If I have this Onkyo and a KRP, is it just like having an Elite, because you only need ISF in one component, like an Onkyo, if all your video goes through the Onkyo and then into the KRP?
I currently have all my video going through the Onkyo, yes. 3 different things (Blu-ray, DirecTV® and NMT box).
While the TX-SR876 has awesome Reon capability, it looks to me like there aren't anywhere near as many color/picture knobs to twiddle in its settings as there are in the KRP-600M, so that is why I was basically setting the Onkyo to pass everything through (just act as a 3-to-1 traffic cop) and with no changes to the default "0" values it has for all those knobs.