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MACROBLOCKING PROBLEM FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bad news is, it's the Faroujda chip. Good news is, that can probably be fixed with firmware, unlike the ESS chip.
If you want to see what the player looks like with no black problems whatsoever, set the player "pic adjustment" mode to standard, and turn off the progressive output in the setup menu. EVERYTHING goes away. I tested it with Sound and Vision, VE, A Bug's Life and Monster's Inc. Blacks are perfect after that.
I will forward this on to Denon, but first I want to be sure it works the same in the Memory settings, and not just the standard setting.
AV Avatar, It appears that the STD setting may be using a different gamma scale which would lend to this. But the STD setting may be bypassing further processing as well. I'll know for sure in a minute after I check to see if the artifacts come back. The memory settings could be adjusting tweaks in the Faroudja solution, which is why I can rid some patterns of the artifacts using them.