Okay guys, I'm hoping for some help here. This post could get long winded, so I'm going to give you a quick, numbered chronology of events that led me up to this point:
1) I purchased a projector that professional reviews indicated would add annoying ghosting (double outlines) on certain analog content.
2) When I hooked the projector up, I noticed that high quality analog content fed via component (HD DVD, for example) did not have ANY ghosting at all. Cool.
3) I also noticed that there was some ghosting on HD cable fed over component. Bummer.
4) So I bought an HDMI cable and starting feeding my HD cable to the projector via HDMI. The ghosting was gone. Yay!
5) I hooked up a DVD player. Terrible picture. Ghosting everywhere. It was hooked up via component.
6) I went and bought a new Panasonic upconverting DVD player (open box item) for cheap, and I was able to get the DVD picture SO MUCH BETTER looking. Unfortunately, I still have the double outlines, despite the fact that I'm outputting 1080i via HDMI.
7) Since the signal I am feeding the projector is DIGITAL, I now believe that the annoying double outlines are being added by the DVD player.
So my question for you guys is this: Have any of you noticed ghosting on your DVD players? And does anyone know what causes this? Will throwing more money at a higher end DVD player solve this problem?
Just to make it clear what I'm looking at, the ghosting looks very much like edge enhancement, but I'm almost 100% positive that this is an artifact being added by the electronics.
Keep in mind, I'm watching on a 96 inch screen, so all of this stuff is very noticeable to me.