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post #1 of 2 Old 12-27-2006, 06:48 AM - Thread Starter
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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.
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As a quick follow up to my own post, can anyone give me the title of a DVD that has absolutely no edge enhacement on it? This would allow me to verify that the problem is not actually on the DVD itself.
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