Pretty darned strong first impressions here out of the box. Setup was a breeze. The unit is quiet, fast, and does not run hot at least from what I'm seeing so far. The auto switching via prioritizing your inputs is going to spoil me very fast.
I have the output set to 1080p60Hz for my Pioneer 111FD and not 1080p24 since I thought this reacted a little strangely with certain DirecTV sources and with PS3 games.
Game mode is on for the PS3 input, not for the others.
On the input that the Oppo BDP83 is on, I have 1:1 Frame Rate set to "Enabled" just for that input so that the Oppo's 1080p24 comes across as it should. Do I understand that correctly and is that the correct way to set that up?
The Oppo is set to Source Direct and its 1080p24 output for BDs is still set as it should be. I can do this or simply leave the Oppo's settings the way they were and let the Oppo handle everything. I have no preference either way.
1:1 Frame Rate is disabled on the other inputs which have DirecTV and the PS3 on them respectively. Deep Color, 36 bits, 4:4:4 all the way on everything...it looks great. It's nice to know that I'm getting the absolute optimum out of everything I've got since my TV is a 36 bit set. (Even though yes, I know, there isn't any 36 bit material yet.)
I'm using the HDMI audio out to my Yamaha 2700. It is nice to have a dedicated audio cable seperate from the video. LPCM all the way, can't do bitstream to a HDMI 1.2 receiver. No audio problems of any kind so far. I've tested several BDs, several DVDs, and a slew of PS3 games and DirecTV channels. This unit has not missed a beat on me and so far it's just as smooth and intuitive as I could have hoped for.
I'm pretty confident I have everything set correctly but if it sounds like I missed anything here, fire away at me.
I'd say right now I have about 2 hours of use under my belt with configuring, testing and "messing around" so please don't take any of this as some kind of high, scientific rote or serious review or anything like that.
Again: Very positive first impressions across the boards.
Originally Posted by Franin
Are the HDMI the same distance apart like the edge?
FWIW: I'm using these really thick (too thick
) Monoprice HDMI 1.3 cables that really are meant to be used for in wall installation. It was kind of a mistake of mine but they work well enough and they fit just fine next to each other. I have my sources connected HDMI 1, 2, and 3 all right next to each other, all using these "too thick" cables without any problem whatsoever.