Originally Posted by lovingdvd
Last night I put on the NBA game on TNT broadcast in HD with my STB set to 1080i. It looked downright awful. Something was terribly wrong. The best way to describe it is that it looked like very poor resolution, particularly the outlines on everything.
When I walked up to the screen it looked like each tiny pixel had the effect of being 10x10 size pixels if you know what I mean. It was a real mess.
I guess there is always a chance that their broadcast was messed up, but I don't think so as the prior game to the doubleheader did the same thing.
What is also strange is that I do not see this issue at all when watching other HD programming on TNT such as a movie they were broadcasting earlier. Likewise ESPN HD, and all other cable channels HD and SD looked fine. My cable box HDMI is set to what they call in the menus "YCC 4:4:4".
What could have caused this? Could it have been a flag of some sort in the program material that caused the RS1 to use the wrong type of processing on it?
Lovingdvd - did the movement also look a little choppy? I got my RS1 yesterday and played around it for about 5 hours. Two times, (once with my xbox, and once with my Dish STB on ESPNHD watching college hoops, both over component btw) when I switched their output resolution from 720p to 1080i, it looked real choppy like the RS1 was out of sync. I resynced and it looked fine, but I suspect something is going on with the RS1 and syncing with 1080i, I don't think it was the broadcast. Once resynced all HD looked great.
So far, pretty happy with RS1, haven't calibrated yet and need to get HDMI all hooked up. I'm a little like Bob in that I'm slightly disappointed in overall brightness. I plan to measure this weekend, but coming from 720p DLP with over 1,000 hours on the bulb, to my eye I would have expected a little more brightness than what I'm getting right now. I'm throwing to a 119" diagonal (103" wide) 1.3 gain screen from about 16.5'. This however, is my temporary location as I want to put this in projection room behind my theater. This will increase the throw to about 22' and that coupled with bulb aging, I don't think I'm where I need to be FtL-wise.
This also leads me to my other issue, which isn't really a performance nit, but I'm not sure mounting this in a projection room with a wall in front of the PJ (even leaving 8" for airflow) is going to work without some sort of specific ventilation at the PJ. Even in normal bulb setting a good amount of heat pours out of the vent. I have good air flow in the PJ room already for all my other equipment and really don't want to rig something else up at this point.
Couldn't really notice bright corners or lightspill.
Some of my local channels have terrible crud at the top, is the "mask" option the only overscan setting, is there something other than just the 2.5% in the mask menu option?
Colors are a little oversaturated OTB, but hopefully can get dialed in this weekend.
That's it for now.