I have been doing some testing with the new HD HQV disc, the HD DVD version, but it doesn't matter which format (Blu-ray or HD DVD) they have the same tests.
I have PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra with the latest patch applied, and a GeForce 8600GT running Windows XP MCE 2005. I tested with ForceWare 163.44 and the newly released 163.67 beta drivers with the same results.
The noise reduction slider in the NVIDIA control panel seems to be doing nothing, though the image sure seems to have a default level of filtering because when I hit the skip chapter button the video freezes for a second while it seeks to the next chapter and the noise in the clip becomes quite apparent, when actually playing the clip the noise is nicely suppresed. Also in comparison to the standard HQV discs examples (SD material can be effected by the slider) the noise on the HD samples looks to be filterd at around 60%.
Video Resolution loss fails miserably with hardware deinterlacing enabled (the moving bar looks great though), but comes closer to passing with it disabled the squares don't strobe black and white, but the moving bar doesn't deinterlace properly. This is highly unusual, the hardware mode should be doing motion adaptive deinterlacing, the 8600GT is capable of it.
Jaggies pattern A and B are both a total failure without hardware deinterlacing being enabled, which is expected.
Film Resolution loss pattern fails with hardware deinterlacing enabled because of dropping half the resolution (the squares alternate white and black). Without hardware enabled it fails for the strobing of the vertical bands because it is trying to do motion adaptive video processing on film sourced material.
Film Resolution loss test clip works fine with hardware enabled, moire is seen in the stands when hardware is disabled, which is expected.
Using some of the test images
dr1394 put up to test 1080i deinterlacing and inverse telecine also seem to corroborate the findings of the two resolution loss tests on the HD HQV disc. Using the NVIDIA PureVideo decoder in Zoom Player (instead of using PowerDVD Ultra) on the MPEG2 clips also fails.