Just got my new oppo 970 today..
Got things running, and tossed in Avia to setup colors sharpness, etc...
When I got to the sharprness stage, it was rather blurry (smudgy)..
I had the pioneer hdmi player(I think the dv-490v), and pioneer dv-588 player, and with the same test pattern for sharpness (and with same value on t.v. for sharpness), the pioneers look MUCH sharper..
To overcome this, I had to increase my sharpenss from 35 to 70!! After this, dvd looks awesome on the oppo...
I have the sony sxrd kds-60a2000, using the anthem D2 as the external scaler (set to 1080p)..
I'm feeding the anthem a 480i HDMI video setting..
Is this normal?? or do I have a problem... I also updated to latest beta firmware..