Originally Posted by digitalguru1
I am having a frustatiing problem running component video from my DVD player and Comcast DVR box via this receiver and HDMI out to my TV. There is a rolling band that goes from the bottom to the top of the TV screen. This is not there when I run component direct to the TV . On HD content from cable box its lines of disturbance while with the DVD its a pink color band that rolls.
I think I may have a bad piece or can you think of any interference that might be causing this. I have been using this just for a week or so and finally settled on the config. Thanks for any advice , I plan to call Pio tomorrow see what they say.
Anybody else have similar problems ?
of course you are not alone. won't see it with all devices.
Basically the upscaling and upconverting on the Elites is broken..broken, broken. between this rolling scan line you report, the excess contrast etc and just a down right lousy picture quality overall. It is not useful..
With the current firmware you basically just want to use this guy as an hdmi or component switcher as far as video goes.. Pioneer knows about this... this reciever is a great piece of hardware with sucky firmware.
I give the whole video section about a zero on a one to ten scale. Yeah it is nice that it has 3 hdmi inputs but I could have just used a monoprice swithcer... When I made the purchasing decision to buy the Elite, I hoped the DCDi stuff would save me money by improving the PQ on some of my sources. Since it is unusable I just ended up upgrading my source devices... I don't how what percentage of what we paid for on the 82/84 recievers was for the DCDI scaler/deinterlacer but I am guessing we wasted a couple hundred dollars at least.
Now I have to admit the DCDI did help my LD look a lot better and it came across hdmi... but that is a composite signal and I don't really use the device any more anyway. Everything else I tried to either scale or upconver just was too degraded in one way or another to use.
Anyway at this point all the sources that I really use are either 1080i or 1080P natively so it is moot point.
HP HTPC with NV 7600GT and ATI 650 running 1080P
I also have an SA Explorer 8300HD which could still benefit from the DCDI in the Elite if it worked welll but once I move to Vista I will probably give up on set top boxes altogher. I hate the 20 bucks a months.....