http://www.showmeamemory.com/Other/Bad-Stuff/Mistubishi-WD-73640-Face/21060333_FDk7tzI have finally posted videos
demonstrating the input processing defect of my 2011 73" DLP Rear Projection HDTV, the Mitsubishi WD-73640.
This happens on all inputs, all 3 HDMI, named PC or not, and also on the Component Inputs.
The defect is about the TV's serious mishandling of light reds, browns, and skin tones BUT NOT IN TERMS OF COLOR ACCURACY / COLOR CALIBRATION, but rather in terms of these colors changing when in proximity to certain other colors or in certain patterns, causing bleeding, bleeding of introduced whites, greys and blacks into them and surrounding pixels, and as if "jumbling pixels together" with end result SERIOUS BLURRING, in such a way that detail in Facial features and hair are BLURRED. Not off color, blurred.
The mishandling causes other artifacts beyond blurring, including right white spots inside the black hole of nostrils, inside corners of eyes and mouths, and white/gray lines between teeth and lips.
The video shows all of these by shifting the picture to hues of blue, green, and other color whereby the DETAIL is restored.
Separately, and less concerning to me, bright greens and yellows cause halos and bright twinkly white dots that are not in the source image.
In the first video you'll see at the link below, I'm filming a center area of the TV's screen, on which is displayed the image above, an image I created from several small images that exhibit the defect. You can download this image from that same gallery, and run the tests for yourself. You MUST turn your sharpening down to zero (0) on your TV to see what I am seeing. Sharpening effectively groups pixels together, so that there is no longer the fine detail for which the defect occurs.In the second view, I show what the same image and test should look like, IOW, what it looks like on a high quality LCD. Don't miss that one: it's one you can use to test your own TV.
To demonstrate that the defect is related to color, I vary the color of the image sent to the TV by using my PC's video card controls: the hue control, which rotates all the color around, and the digital vibrance control, which shifts the colors to more saturated ones, or to less saturated ones, even black and white.
This video is best viewed in it's maximum size, 1920x1080p, or "Full HD", a size you can select from the top after you click the Play button. Then you can make the video go full screen. Smugmug, my host, rocks.
This video is not meant to be viewed on the WD-73640, but on another display so that the defects can be seen better. There is no sound in the video; instead, I direct your attention with the mouse cursor.
This was filmed with a Canon 60D D-SLR, in 1080p, at 30 frames per second. I welcome question and comments: use the comment feature in the gallery, or post here.
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