Originally posted by juketrader
Hi everyone any help would be most welcomed. I have a HT 1000 and a Denon 2910. I have three problems.
1 That HDCP crap I think, every now and then the picture just goes to snow and you have to restart the DVD.
2 Sparkles in the black parts of the picture.
3 A little green tint to some parts of the picture.
Other than that the picture is the best I have ever had.
I've watched by 2910 rather compulsively since I bought it last week, and have carefully watched the following DVDs all the way through:
Dead Like Me, Season 1, episodes 7 through 12.
Dawn of the Dead, Unrated Director's Cut
Plan 9 From Outer Space (not exactly videophile grade material, but I thought I'd include it)
Ghosts of the Abyss (from an IMAX master)
Video test material from "Digital Video Essentials" DVD.
I have seen no macroblocking, no green tint issues, and no unexpected pixelation. My 2910 is hooked up via DVI-D to a Toshiba 34HDX82 direct view CRT HDTV, upconverting to 1080i. Blacks are solid. Color calibration with the DVE disc was almost unnecessary with the DVI connection (I reduced contrast a tiny bit). (FYI, I've had great luck calibrating my set over the previous component inputs as well.)
If I have a complaint, it's a common one with a high-end DVD player: limitations in the source material are much more obvious to me. I've previously had a Denon 910 and a Sony DVP-7000S hooked up to this TV.
This id what I think is wrong. I now have a $20.00 PC cables 25' DVI cable.
I think that could be the problem.
I have on order a 400 series monster 20' $199.00 DVI cable.
Will this help with the above problems.
Probably. But you should know that I got a 2 m AudioQuest CinemaQuest DV-1 cable from Magnolia Audio Video for $100 when I bought my player. I don't know if they were discounting it because I bought a player, but the cable usually goes for a lot more than that. Maybe they'll give you the same price. It's a terrific cable, and I cannot say enough about the video quality.
By the way, if you have a pre-amp that can take 6 channel analog audio from the 2910, use it. I did a comparison between the optical, the coax digital, and the 6-channel sound output from the 2910 with my Outlaw Audio 950 pre-amp (which is pretty damned good). The 6-channel output is freaking AWESOME. The 2910's DACs produce a rich, warm, vibrant, wholesome sound that is far superior to the digital conversion in the Outlaw, and the Outlaw is really, really good.
(I have Vandersteen 2ce main speakers, a Vandersteen VCC-1 center channel, a Sunfire True Subwoofer and measly Cambridge Soundworks dipole surrounds.)