Anyone else using the 3007 or 5007 with a Lumagen HDP? I ask because regardless of what I set the Onkyo's video processor at (e.g., 480, 720, 1080i, 1080p, 18080p/24, source, through, etc.), my Lumagen is reading the signal coming in to the Lumagen from the Onkyo as 1080i 60fps (well 59.97, but anyway). This is true even though the Onkyo OSD shows 720p, 1080p/24, or whatever other resolution I have it set at. Since I have 4 video processors in the chain (LG BH200 with QDEO VP, Onkyo with Reon, Lumagen with its own proprietary chip, and Pioneer FPJ1/JVC RS-2 clone with Gennum VXP), I am trying to test to figure out which does the best job, but with this reporting error, I cannot confirm which processor I am using. I know that Lumagen did recognize and indicate correctly other incoming signals from my previous HDMI switch and in my prior setup, I tended to use the QDEO processor in the LG BH200. So, I would like to know if anyone else has this setup, and if so, whether they get the same error. If not, it would lead me to believe that the processor is not working correctly on the Onkyo.
That said, it does appear to be doing something, because so far the picture quality looks very good, but different than before the Onkyo was put in. It appears to me to look a bit like mild frame interpolation has been introduced by the Onkyo. I do not believe that the Onkyo has frame interpolation, but the picture I see looks similar to a "low" setting on a frame interpolating display. By that I mean, a mild soap opera effect that looks more real than film (which can be good or bad depending on taste). Motion blur (or defocusing with fast motion) on my PJ appears reduced as well. Thus, without more testing, I am tempted to leave well enough alone; however, it is in not in my nature to do so.
I will also note that while I am still tweaking the Audessey setup, the sound in my theater room during a movie is now dwarfing my 8 foot wide display. By that I mean, the sound is so big and full that it seems that it should be matched with a bigger screen. This was not the case with my prior setup (Anthem AVM30). Note, I am still using an Anthem separate 7 channel amp, so I cannot comment on the Onkyo onboard amps.
Clicks so far have been quiet and not very bothersome to me.
Control of Pandora via Harmony 880 has some issues, at least so far. The up and down arrows don't seem to work on the remote for pandora. I have not taken the Onkyo remote out of its bag yet to test, so maybe that has the same issue. Not sure yet.