Originally Posted by kmramos
Hi Pioneer owners. I wanted your take on a couple things. This question is directed in particular to Pstrisk, since he is not entirely happy with the 1130HD.
The only problem I'm having is the judder I perceive. Otherwise, I think the 1130 is quite a set with excellent PQ.
I recently bought the Fujitsu 50, and have some issues with it. First, I am noticing a fair amount of false contouring. You can easily spot this on a gray ramp pattern on VE or Avia. I have adjusted the settings to minimize this, but it still turns up and is something that I really hate. I know Pioneer touts this issue as one that it does well at ameliorating, and I'm just wondering if you might be able to tell me if you notice it on your display. Master and Commander is a good one to test this, as it has lots of foggy scenes (ch. 3 in particular).
I have used Master and Commander as a reference disk some and have noticed no false contouring whatsoever on the 1130. I did notice some on the 4312 I had prior. Use a gray ramp screen, the transitions are not totally smooth however. So, I guess it is there to some degree, I just have never seen it in DVD or HDTV viewing. I suppose it is possible that you are more sensitive than most to false contouring and will see it where I don't. I am sensitive to the judder effect and see it where others don't (including on the Fujitsu 50"). If that is the case, you will have to test out the 1130 for yourself before you will know for sure.
Second, the Fujitsu is fairly noisy. I can hear the fans buzzing from my normal viewing position, about 9 feet away.
Again, "noisy" is so subjective that it is hard to know if we are using the same scale. However, the Pio has an external media receiver with a fan. The panel has no fan that I am aware of. If one is in there, I have never heard it. The MR's fan is audible, but not distracting. I have the box in a console that is open in back and screened in front and I don't hear it at all unless I am less than a foot or two from the screen. You have the flexibility with the MR of putting it in a closet or even on the other side of the wall if you want. Only one cable connects the MR to the display. All your sources connect to the MR.
Third, I am able to see the weird "rainbow" effect on this panel. This is not common, and it only turns up with a dark object moving quickly against a light background. I can see brief flashes of yellow in the outlines of the moving figures. The beginning of Master and Commander chapter 5 shows this well. This effect has been seen by others on the Fujitsu, and more commonly (because there are more out there) on the Panasonic displays. Interesting, really, as they use the same glass.
I have never seen a rainbow effect on my plasma or any plasma, lcd, dlp, etc. You could better judge if you get an answer from a Pio owner that does see rainbow on DLP.
Anyway, the aggregrate effect of these things is beginning to bug me, enough to consider exchanging it.
Most of what you are concerned about, except for fan noise can probably be evaluated in a decently set up store. Do you have one nearby?