Originally posted by bferr1
Claude, no problem. Glad I could help. And, actually, I did the firmware upgrade anyway just to play it safe. Who knows, maybe it did fix the chroma spread issue, but that's something that I have yet to notice.
Carmine, I agree that it makes no difference which HDMI setting is selected. I've only noticed an ever so slight greenish look to the THX brightness pattern while using Y Cb Cr, but not during any actual movies. There is no slightly greenish look to the test pattern when using the RGB mode. But, just to be on the safe side, I set my player to RGB just the same.
At first it seemed that the green push was gone but upon further testing with the HDMI/DVI cable. I noticed the green push was gone because the HDMI/DVI cable developed a bit of a black crush which darkened the picture. Yes the green push was gone but at the cost of a much darker picture. I also popped in the thx optimizer just to make sure and with the settings exactly the same, THRU DVI/DVI I could see the THX logo and the drop shadow (with Enhance black on and 7.5 on) for my TV that seems to work best. I would normally see the THX and the drop shadow and see 9 differnt shades of black and barely see the last. Anyways when I hooked up the HDMI/DVI, not only was the drop shadow gone but the THX logo was almost completely gone as well and I can only see 6 black bars. Also after about 1 hour of testing it, I was noticing some slight Macroblocking with the HDMI/DVI cable. When I finally adjusted the brightness so it looks like it did (brigthness wise) the same as my DVI hookup.....Guess what, the green push came back via HDMI/DVI. I believe the green push is cause by the hue as well as the brightness setting and probably something else. Needless to say, I switched back and for from DVI to HDMI/DVI and finally stayed with DVI because I noticed no MB with DVI. When I was back to DVI, I turned down the brightness a little more and adjusted the hue to +2 and the green push is still there but now its slightly less with the brightness down a little more. With the DVI cable, I get to MB as stated and I can still see the THX logo and barely see the drop shadow. As well as the picture does not look as dark as it did on the movies I was testing it on. I am gonna keep both cables for a few days till the firmware gets here and report the results of the firmware for DVI and HDMI and the worse one goes back to the store or Worse, the Denon goes back to the store.
You may want to test your Player out again via a Thx optimizer or somethign better just to make sure your player is not just 'hiding the green push problem by just giving you a dark picture. But then again, mabee the firmware helped fixed your problem so you dont get a dark picture to HDMI/DVI nor any Macroblocking.
Thanks for trying to help, it was and is still appreciated......
I will let you guys know my results when I get the firmware disk.
If this does not work. I may just down grade to a progressive scan DVD player or possible upgrade to the Pioneer.