Originally Posted by ohiost90
which begs another question...what should I set my DVD at? I'm thinking 720p, the native resolution...thoughts?
On these HD Ready plasma display, you should always set your DVD player to 576p
(E.U.) or 480p (U.S.)
There are 2 good reasons to do that:
1. only 1 upscaling to match the native resolution of the display (1024x768 42" or 1366x768 50").
2. You will not have the bug of the color
standard (Rec. 601 for SD or Rec. 709 for HD contents). Unfortunately, 99% of the DVD/BD players when used togheter with an HDTV and to play an SD source (like DVD or DivX), if you set the player to 720p or 1080i/p the HDTV will set its color
standard to HD (Rec. 709), but that thing is wrong because the source is SD and the player is not converting the SD color
standard to HD. It is doing only the upscaling. So, the result is that, when using 720p or 1080i/p, some colors will be wrong on the display.
About a BD player, I suggest you the latest Sony '70 series. I have bought the BDP-S370 2 weeks ago and I'm using it with my old LG PG plasma (HD Ready 2008 series). Great player and for a very good price (the E.U. version has also the DivX and MKV support). I made some tests about the deinterlacing with a DVD Test, and it seems to me it works better than my old Oppo (with the famous Faroudjia). I'm very happy about this new sony
ps. to play BD, all players are almost the same, expecially if you are using them togheter with an HD Ready display.