Yeah the picture without a doubt is great, but it was bugging me. I will tell you that I do think the Radiance fixes the issue completely, from what I've seen on my screen. I will post the actual screenshots tomorrow or later this evening. For now, here are my Calman reports, before and after the Radiance.Gamma curve w/no RadianceGamma curve with Radiance
The yellow line is the target. You can see in the second shot, it's nearly dead on. From what I've read on the VW60 thread, the gamma is the problem with these units as far as the pixelation is concerned. I put in Underworld on DVD to test it. I first took the Radiance out of the chain and used just my blu-ray player and my Integra DTC-9.8. I tested this with no scaling in the pre/pro and then I used the pre/pro to scale the 480i to 1080p. The results were the same. The scaled 1080p picture was noticeably better of course, but around the 30 minute mark, when Kate Beckinsale is driving the werewolf guy around, she passes out. There is a great example of this pixelation as they are driving off the road and into the water in the open night sky. Also, once they were in the water, it got pretty bad, as well. When I put the Radiance in the video chain, and take out the Integra pre/pro, the pixelation was completely gone, and the picture was nearly blu-ray quality.Here is the grayscale before the RadianceAnd after
The line graph looks a little better without the Radiance, but the DeltaE chart is what's more important here. The goal is to get all levels under 3. With the Radiance, I was able to get almost all of them under 3 and except for 100%, but it was very close, so I said to hell with it.Here is the Color Gamut beforeAfter
This cal took a while and they are still not perfect. I don't have an $8,000 meter, I have a $300 one. Also, I'm inexperienced when it comes to this video science stuff and still have much to learn. That being said, these cals aren't ISF or THX quality, but they are better than the Video Essentials eyeball calibration. I'm not just saying that because I paid for a meter and software either. Obviously, the Radiance helps. The colors are absolutely outstanding. I will post some actual screenshots soon so you guys (looks like there are only a handful of us left), can see the results.