[quote=kbarnes701;21818799]That would be me
That would suggest that 'Through' isn't the same as 'bypass' then. if it was passing the signal untouched you would see no difference from blu-ray. 1080p 24Hz blu-ray is 1080p 24Hz blu-ray and every BD player in the world should play the disc the same (assuming it's properly made and mechanically sound) - it's just what is on the disc going straight to the screen, One properly made BD player is much the same as any other in this respect.
So the question is - what differences are you seeing when you use skip as opposed to Through?
Which test disc are you using and which tests is the problem showing up on when you use Through, that is causing the less good PQ? I have the DVE disc so we should be able to compare.
Also, has your Kuro been calibrated professionally by a THX or ISF calibrator?
I don't think it's a good idea to use off-air content to evaluate PQ like this - the only way is a test disc for the factual matters and then a 1080p 24Hz BD disc for real life content - one of the usual suspects with 5 star PQ at bluray. com for example - there are loads.
The problem with skip is that it's all or nothing. Anyone with SD content is either going to have to mess about skipping and not skipping every time he changes source or just not bother with the SD content. The video processing in the 80.3, or any unit, is only concerned with SD content - HD 1080p content shouldn't need any processing as it the native res for the display. All of my SD content (1000 DVDs or so) has now been ripped to hard disc and is seen via my HTPC and DVDO video processor so I can't really comment on the 80.3's abilities in that regard.
Hi Keith, well over the weekend I was doing some comparison testing on the PQ side of this unit......All previous posts stating that the PQ was somewhat "lack luster" can be attributed to 2 reasons.
The first is that my Picture mode setting on my Kuro had somehow been changed ( I must have accidently switched settings from my custom "User Mode" to "Optimum") when setting up the 80.3.
The second and more valid point here is that when I had set the Input/Output Assign to "Source"
(on pg 49), I had set the Resolution (on pg 61) to "Through"
. This is incorrect, because if you want to pass the video untouched the setting of Resolution (on pg 61) should be "Direct". On "Through" it changes the the resolution.
It makes perfect sense...... Source / Direct... DUH!!! Sometimes I really overthink this stuff.
Well, with video processing ON and on Source and Direct modes applied to my Sat box and BD inputs all was golden. I watched "Tin Tin" and "Hugo" on BD and they looked amazing. I know.... two eye candy movies.