Originally Posted by dabhome
But, it doesn't accept them equally. Look in the appendix and you will see that it does not accept a 1080p signal using an analog DVI signal only a digital DVI signal. Since the only DVI output from the XBOX is analog (VGA converted to DVI) it will not accept a 1080p signal.
The best connection is using a component connection set to 1080i. I personally have an XBOX 360 HD-DVD and it looks great. It will be interesting to compare once XBOX comes out with their HDMI box.
Well using a VGA-DVI adapter I could set the 360 to 1920x1080, so it DOES work. The picture's a bit washed out, but with simple calibration it was brought in line...I'm still waiting for my 'NHL 07' game to come, which has two test patterns in the menu.
I haven't received my Oppo 981 yet, but again, the macroblocking "can" be calibrated out so that it's minimal or non-existent (or so Oppo and other users say). I have 30 days, so I'll just watch a lot of programming
I hooked up the PS3 with HDMI and from what I could see (just had the test patterns and some scenes from Ricky Bobby) it looks fine at 1080p. Will experiment with some PS2/PS3 games this afternoon.
As for the Motorola, I sat down with it on component, viewed the HDNet test patterns and a saved episode of 'The Office' and the picture quality looked improved from my XBR1 via HDMI once I applied some VERY basic tweaks. SD sucks, as expected, but the HD look really good. Not sure if I'll change it back.
I'm satisfied at such an early stage, but just overwhelmed. I would love more comments/answers on my four initial questions, as well as some help using the PerfectColor, PerfectTint, Color, and Tint controls. What should the color bars look like? What's a perfect SMPTE bar pattern look like? What really is TRUE Magenta and Cyan (and green, yellow, etc)?
Any further help would be MUCH appreciated.