Could you watch a snippet of a DVD with the player set to progressive, and then again with the player progressive turned off? This would tell us, assuming there is any difference at all, if the player or the TV is better at converting to progressive.
CA report seems weird- I'm with Kid Red. I thought it would always be there, if at all. Maybe with the lower rez of the DVD source, it somehow washes out. Less defined. I'm grasping.
I'll check the same things tomorrow
- when MINE
shows up. I have a delivery slot of noon to four!
I almost drove up today to get it myself. I called to ensure they knew it's an inside the threshold delivery. The guy said "of course" and said it meant they would put it just inside the front door, and that there would be two guys there to do it.
My plan is to check the following and post results:
1. Checking NTSC & ATSC OTA, satellite SD, DVD and (gasp!) VHS images for quick and dirty impressions.
2. Freeze framing to check for CA- up close and at 12' (my normal viewing distance).
3. Hook up laptop to VGA input and check for usefulness of laptop word processing, web surfing and display of video snips from the HD. Just for the heck of it, I might play a VCD and DVD in the laptop to check results.
4. Check for blotches- areas of uneven color across the screen.
5. Check for color banding.
6. Examine black levels with different material. Matrix, MIB, Star Wars, etc. I'll do a most thorough job, it'll be tough but somebody's got to do it.
7. Check for stuck or dead pixels or other defects.
8. Make snapshots for posting.
9. Try to get closeup images of any defects, for posting.
10. Compare abilities of JVC TV & JVC 5 disc DVD player in converting to progressive.
11. Compare OTA tuner sensitivity to sensitivity of ATI HDTV Wonder in HTPC- and later, to the LG LST-4200A (an ATSC STB), when it arrives later this week.
12. Do more extensive testing when my DVE disc shows up. It appears the amazing dot com people have shipped it via millipede.
No satellite HD yet. I'm waiting until after the May announcement and after getting a better idea of the MPEG-4 phase in, and HD availability.
Does anyone care to add to this list? Things to look for and report?