Originally Posted by emblemex
Started watching yesterday - strictly BluRay movies at 1080p/24. Some setting observations:Motion Enhancer:
I experimented with "Standard" and "High". It did smooth the pans out, but to my eyes, at the expense of added noise. I prefer this setting off for BluRay.Motion Naturalizer:
This setting, according to some, is supposed to make movies more "movie like" by supposedly adding some black frames. I didn't like the flicker added. Perhaps if you want a 1930's style movie? I prefer this setting off for BluRay.
As is normal for me, I turned off all of the extra processing options that I could find - and I really studied the manual. Casino Royal was beautiful. The opening credit animation really jumped off the screen!Scaling Comments:
My Sony BluRay player can be set to output the signal to the TV just as it is - right off the disc. In other words at this setting, it appears that the player does no scaling or extra processing. ie: Standard DVDs will output at 480p, BlueRay at 1080p/24.
With this setting, it appears that any needed scaling or extra processing is done by the TV (not the DVD player).
I've read this entire thread, and I'm wondering if perhaps some of the artifacts and other anomalies that people are seeing with DVDs might be because their DVD players are scaling and/or processing the signal before it gets to the TV - where perhaps it is processed further by the TV? If my speculation is correct, this might be a case of "too many chefs ruining the stew".
If you're watching a 480p DVD, is it better to have the DVD player scale to 1080p, or have the TV (which should have the most modern processing) do it?
I've only watched DVD's and HDTV so these comments only pertain to those. Also, I have the 50A3000.Motion Enhancer:
With Motion Enhancer, I see added Noise when it's set to "High." I haven't noticed Noise at "Standard."Motion Naturalizer:
I haven't really noticed any huge change with Motion Naturalizer. No flickering anyway.Scaling Comments:
Generally it just depends on which thing scales better: the tv or the dvd player.
I have 2 DVD players that aren't that great. They are:
1) Onkyo DV-CP802 (component only, no upscaling in the player, generally regarded as a bad DVD player--I use it for SACD/DVD-A playback)
2) Xbox1 with XBMC media player (component only, upscaling to 720p/1080i, generally regarded as an acceptable but not good DVD player).
I couldn't get a decent image through the Onkyo. I just didn't find the scaling from the TV to be very good. Not much detail, jaggies, etc. I tried outputting 480i and 480p from the dvd player and neither just came out well. It's entirely possible that this is because the Onkyo is a bad DVD player and a DVD player that could output a good 480p image would look pretty good.
The Xbox1 did not look bad. I had aspect ratio problems with 480p and 1080i (either too fat or too skinny--problem with XBMC) so I was limited to 720p, but it looked pretty good. The colors could have "sparkled" more, but that could be a calibration issue. I'll have to try calibrating the xbox specifically.
Anyway, it seems like you can get a good image with both the dvd player and the TV doing some processing to the picture (at least from my anecdotal evidence).
I still need to get a good DVD player (PS3, Tosh HD-DVD player, etc.), but that will have to wait as my funds are a bit low.