Originally Posted by FloydTerminator
New update available, 1204. If you have auto update turned off, make sure you get the new update! Tho I have no idea what it has done thus far....
Originally Posted by wxman
All these updates do anymore is update the smart hub apps. I don't use the apps, so I don't bother updating and risk having to do a full reset afterwards.
normally I would agree. in fact, I've even measured with my i1d3 before/after updates to confirm they did nothing to picture quality. but I had a different experience with 1203...
first a little background. around the time I updated to 1203 I put together a new HTPC. after hooking up the htpc, I of course had to rerun my calibrations and make sure everything was good. when doing so, I noticed some issues with the grayscale when looking at the black clipping pattern. this photo was taken AFTER calibrating grayscale to ultra low dE's
I couldn't figure it out, and after installing my old GPU, it looked like it helped, but didn't fix the issue. So I put the pattern on a usb drive and played it off of my ps3 and noticed the same thing. I tried moving my hdmi splitter, other sources, bypassing my avr, nothing made it go away. I had photos of the pattern from before I hooked up the new htpc and there was no hint of colorations. I was certain something I did when I hooked up the htpc or the htpc itself was to blame. after all these efforts, it looked like this:
so a couple days ago the world juniors are starting and I've watching a bunch of hockey. the ice looks 'odd'. the shadows are a different color, and it's subtle, but I'm seeing it. this is off my cable box, so nothing to do with the htpc. I'm still thinking it's possibly my settings or something, so I start messing around with stuff. I tried turning the 10pt off, didn't seem to help, tried a quick set up in 'standard' mode, and that seemed to help a bit. then I try looking at it in PC mode, and notice that my pc mode isn't working. so I get sidetracked with that, and messing around with other settings. I also discover that my MJC isn't working either. so I figure what the hell, turning off/on is working, I might as well finally do the 1204 update and see what happens...
well first, all the settings function again, which I'm guess would have happened with a simple power cycle anyway, but that was great. so I continue watching hockey, and the coloration on the ice is gone. load up that same black clipping pattern, and now it looks like this:
so, could be I had an issue with the 1203 update, could be the fw itself was funky. but it seems like my issue was related to the fw update. I'm happy it's gone, but man it's been a confusing couple of months trying to figure out if there was a problem and if I could fix it. it'll be interesting now to break out the meter and see what's up. I still have issue with bars 17 and 18, but the image overall is noticeably better.