I recently purchased a Samsung 1080P9 upconverting DVD player to connect via HDMI to my Samsung HP T4264, but the image quality is poor. When using any connection style, HDMI obviously or even comparing against the RCA connections, the image is grainy. It is as though the DVD player is upconverting the image and then the TV is trying to do it a 2nd time. I have read through most of the forums related to upconverstion and it sounds like this is possible. However it seems most people also are happy with the 1080P9, so I am unsure if I am just being picky or a really have a setting wrong.
I have experimented with many different DVD's all with the same result. Stars Wars EP 3, looks good enough I'll admit, but Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix, Mary Poppins, Dodgeball, look grainy. I have tried changing the settings on the DVD player to use i-scan or p-scan, and changing the HDMI quality from auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i, without any improvement.
I have to admit I have the same issue, perhaps worse when I tested watching movies on my Xbox 360. Playing games on the 360 with the same HDMI cable looks amazing, so that is not the issue. HD cable via componenent looks fine as well.
When I watch any DVD on my old DVD Receiver Pioneer XV-HTD510 connected with S Video, they look fine.
The ultimate goal is to take advantage of the HDMI port on my TV, and feed audio via Digital co-ax to my DVD Receiver Pioneer XV-HTD510. Note, audio works fine and is 5.1 from the 1080P9 to the DVD Receiver Pioneer XV-HTD510.
All other inputs are filled, 2 Components are HD cable and Wii. HDMI 1 is Xbox 360, leaving HDMI or S-video as the remaining options.
I was adding the 1080P9 because the DVD Receiver Pioneer XV-HTD510 is beginning to show its age. No DivX, Mp3, JPEG, open/close tray is flaky, while audio remains fine.
Am I missing something?