Thanks for posting the pics. However, I don't know if I got wiser or if I'm just in over my head!
I can't see the problem, but I don't know what to look for - or expect - either. The good side is that I think this player should be fine for me. The downside is that I don't know whether to laugh or cry for feeling kinda' dumb not to see any problem.
Anyway... my "reference" (the only player I've had so far) is one of these cheap Denver DVD players that cost next-to-nothing in the local supermarket. I suppose anything will be an improvement, although this player is too "stupid" to care about region codes or anything else. It just plays what you feed it. *L*
It is (as will the new player be) connected to a TV and a Sanyo PLV-Z2 projector. The projector is reached via 18 meters (which converts to about 54 feet I think) of coax cable, being fed a composite (not component) signal. Ordinary antenna cable was the best signal cable I could get, after comparisons with a commercial S-video cable. The S-video cable made two ghost images slightly off-set from the original, while the antenna cable had no ghost images (cable reflections to blame, I think) at all. I know it's not the best conditions imaginable, but it'll have to do for now. The Z-2 projector has a DVI input, but the standard doesn't support that long digital cables, and as I understand it'll only be 8-bit anyway. Would component be possible at these distances, and would it be a major improvement? (the cheap player I have now doesn't have component out.)
Oh, boy... The more I dig, the more lost I feel. Sorry if I'm drifting slightly off-topic, but I'm just feeling so confused now...
Hoping for patience -