New Radiance XD user here. I got to spend some time doing a basic set up last night. I have 4 sources, DirecTV HR-22, Oppo BDP83, Toshiba HD-A3, and AppleTV. I have a few questions if you don't mind:
1) For DirecTV, does anyone have any recommendations on noise reduction options, for specifically different ones for 480i, 720p, and 1080i? Video or Auto de-interlace?
For satellite the source is extremely variable. HBO and the like can be very good but not always, plus it can vary by time of day and content. So it is very difficult to have general NR settings.
2) Does anyone try to use 24p for some prime time broadcasts? Or is it too much of a hassle? If you do, do you just use a different input memory and use forced film mode?
I have set up a specific Mem for this. I use it not only for certain broadcasts but also for HBO movies, etc. I asked Lumagen if they could put in an incoming cadence indicator so I would not have to experimentally switch back and forth between Mems but surprisingly never got a reply. Remember too that if you go to 24p you give up the NR features.
3) For Oppo, I just do source direct on the player, all resolutions but 1080p/24 go to 1080p60 ouput, 1080p/24 goes to 1080p24. inputs other than 1080p24 get video de-interlace. Sound good?
After setting Source Direct don't forget to set the color to YCbrCr 4:2:2 which is in a different menu.
4) I intend to use YCbCr-4:2:2 for all inputs if possible. Any preference for something else? DirectTV seems to support 4:4:4 only.
I use Dish and they also put out 4:4:4. Don't forget to set DTV to native output, which I have to do manually on Dish.