Originally Posted by koan
Do you mean the 167 set? This is what areyou4real used when he reported in this post
(contrary to Piturra) that the 57HM167 failed the film resolution lost test - stadium. I tried to find out why this was when The Perfect Vision reported the 72HM196 performed inverse telecine correctly in its tests. The author of the Perfect Vision article told me he stood by the test he used.
areyou4real used the following criteria (posted in the AVS Forum > Blu-ray & HD DVD Areas > HD DVD Software area)...
Here's what the Official HD HQV Benchmark Testing & Scoring Guide
FILM RESOLUTION LOSS TEST - STADIUM
This test is a follow up test to the film resolution loss test. If you failed the previous test, you will fail this test. Pay attention to the stands. Any moiré or flickering in the upper stands indicates half resolution processing. This test provides you with a real world video that can show you how improper video processing can affect an active image. The stands in this stadium are very high in detail and a good processor, player or display should be able to reconstruct the intended 1080p image with all of its intended resolution properly.
No where in the FILM RESOLUTION LOSS TEST - STADIUM Procedure does it reads to score ... Sharp to Blurry.
So, I used the recommended HD HQV Benchmark Testing & Scoring Guide procedure and rated the Stadium Film clip looking for ...
Any moiré or flickering in the upper stands.
Oh yeah, ... I didn't see any obvious "moiré or flickering"
while the STADUIM Flim clip panned right to left 3 times!!!
Originally Posted by koan
There are a couple of posts in the Display Calibration forum in this thread
that indicate the film resolution SMPTE test can not always be trusted for measuring 3:2 pulldown capabilities. So the question is who is right on the stadium test?
I agree with Scott Wilkinson who performed The Perfect Vision Toshiba 72HM196 Review based on my personal results. Matter-a-fact, after living with my HD DVD Digital Video Essentials Calibrated 62HM196 since November 2006, ... Scott's' "Conclusion" say's it all for me ...
The importance of a 1:1 mode cannot be overstated when it comes to 1920x1080 content without it, whatever scaling the processor does definitely degrades the image. This is one reason the 72HM196 looked so good displaying HD DVDs (as long as its natural aspect ratio was selected). Another factor is its apparent use of inverse telecine to deinterlace 1080i content, resulting in smooth, artifact-free motion.
All my action HD DVDs like "Sahara (Intro), Aeon Flux, Batman Begins, Serenity, Bourne Supremacy, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), etc." exhibit's very smooth, artifact-free motion during the action sequences on my 62HM196!!! (35 HD DVDs; w/7 HD DVDs coming - 3 pre-ordered & 4 from DiscountDvd 20% Off coupons).