Good Day To All,
I'm mostly a lurker here due to the fact I feel like I'm cheating on HTF every time I come over and take a peek
First I'd like to say I'm disappointed that others around the Home Theater arena are pointing to this thread as well as others and using it as a reference to inform others of all the difficulties/problems/glitches with Denon's new 2910.
Personally, I've had the player for 2 weeks now and have as of yet to experience one hiccup ( knock on wood
While my last player (Zenith DVB-318) served me well for the last couple of months and provided me with outstanding PQ, I felt the need to upgrade to a universal player that offered SACD/DVD-A capability and still provided me with the 1080i picture I've come to know and love.
Of course before posting about any potential problems I might encounter I ran through the the normal protocol of resetting all of my previous tweaks made to my display "Sony KP-57WS510" that I annotated for my DVI-input(video-7). This is crucial if your going to be using another a/v source. While all the previous service menu adjustments were suited for the signal input by the Zenith, I was switching input devices so in turn I reset all specs back to factory default settings (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SVM)
before starting in on the 2910 via the service menu and calibrating with DVE.
Initially I just let it blue screen for a short period of time on the default Denon start-up screen before manually adjusting convergence. Then ran it through the "Basic Calibration" setup. Adjusted overscan (5%-H)(-5%-V) which I actually made through the Denon as compared to the Service menu which I found to be very convenient for a change
After doing so I then went through the service menu and tested out the other settings I had implemented for use with the DVB-318 and found that most adjustments did not produce the PQ as they did before, and I indeed needed to do less for an overall better picture, which is nice, and tells me that the Denon indeed produces a very nice "Out of the Box" PQ. I also found that using the Denon's "Black Enhancer" works rather well in conjunction with the service menu's UBLK settings, tweaked just right (UBLK-3 for me) blacks are indeed black without being overbearing. Other than that, setup was pretty basic after going through the owners manual and setup guide
I heard a reference to screen flicker, is the screen jumping/moving while paused or are you seeing a change is brightness in areas of the screen. The most common causes of bright level flux is power related. I found this out after 2 months of playing in service menu settings, surge protectors etc... After getting my new A/V stand I went through and separated/isolated all power cables from a/v cables and sure enough after two months of living hell I fired it up and "Poof!!" problem solved. It still puts a smile on my face to this day
kind of funny how something so basic that I had overlooked caused me two months of heartache and head scratching, frickin amazing !!!