Originally Posted by tbui57
I set up the AVM50 video out to 1920x1080p/24, preferred input to HDMI as specified in the manual. If I select BD player to ouput 1080p/24, standard def DVD looks good. If I set the BD player to "source direct" to let the AVM do the video upscaling, the picture is not as good as before.
My understanding is the Gennum video processing is much better than my BD player. Did I miss-configure the AVM50 ? or the video upscale only apply to component input ?
Thanks a bunch,
What is being sent to the Anthem when you set "source direct" in the player? You can tell by looking at the Video Source Adjust / Info panel (hold the "7" key on the Anthem remote while viewing that source).
If you are sending 480i/60 or 1080i/60 then you will see problems, even if the content is a movie. 480i/60 or 1080i/60 to 1080p/24 conversion in the Anthem is not working yet. Anthem is still working on that. 480i/60 or 1080i/60 input should be output as /60 video from the Anthem.
If your TV can accept 1080p/24 *AND ALSO* will display it at a multiple of 24 fps, then you should install the V1.12s Anthem software (also labeled V1.2 when installed by the factory). This software has significant improvements for those wanting to view /24 video.
With that software you can set up two Video Output configurations that can be assigned to any input device. Set up one as 1080p/24 output from the Anthem, set up the other as 1080p/60.
When viewing a Blu-Ray disc, have the player output 1080p/24, and set the Anthem to use its 1080p/24 Video Output configuration.
When viewing a standard DVD dsc, have the player output 480i/60, and set the Anthem to use its 1080p/60 Video Output configuration.
Switching between 1080p/24 and 480i/60 according to the type of disc you are playing should be what your "source direct" setting is doing in the player, but perhaps not.
[NOTE: When playing SACD or DVD-Audio discs, make sure the player is sending out 720p or higher video over HDMI. You should use /60 video for these discs as well.]
When viewing television, also use the Anthem's 1080p/60 Video Output configuration. For SDTV, send 480i/60 to the Anthem. For HDTV send 720p or 1080i/60 to the Anthem according to what's coming in on the channel at the moment.
To make things more convenient for using the Blu-Ray player, define two "overlayed" input definitions in the Anthem (e.g., DVD1 and DVD2). Assign the two Video Output configurations to each of them much the way you could assign the Cinema or Music speaker configuration to any input. Use the one with the 1080p/24 Video Output assigned to watch Blu-Ray discs. Use the one with the 1080p/60 Video Output assigned to watch standard DVD discs.
Video Source Adjust / Output / Frame Lock should be set to OFF for all your inputs when doing things this way.