Okay, I got this player today and have a major problem.
I wanted to test DVD performance first before I popped in The Mummy (the only BD I have so far). I put in Revenge of the Sith. Figured that would be a good test for video quality. I immediately noticed it doing an odd thing.
The display goes back and forth from normal (I'm asusming) to dark, and it does it at the same places each time I play it. For example: When the main Star Wars logo appears, it's normal. Just as the words have just about faded back into space, the screen goes dark. It's not a gradually thing, it instantly does it. Then when Revenge of the Sith has come into full view, it goes back to normal; it goes dark again as the words are scrolling past. I watched a few minutes of the battle scene and it continues to do a noticeble shifting from normal to dark. I tested it in my DVD player to confirm that I was not just imagining things. I then put in Attack of the Clones into the Sony and it does the same things at the same exact moments. I have not yet done extensive testing with other DVDs, but I expect the same from all of them.
I played The Mummy, and it.. seemed to be okay. It does darken and get brighter at the beginning, but I think it's supposed to with the sun going in and out of view behind the statues. I played random scenes throughout it and don't see anything off.
This is my first Blu-Ray player and I like how this machine operates, the menus, how the BDs work, etc. But I wont' be able to tolerate this behavior it's exhibiting so far with regular DVDs.
I have a Sony Bravia KDL-40V3000 as a display. I looked through the menus of both the player and TV and cannot find any setting that would cause this.
Any help would be appreciated, and if needed, I'll return it during the 30-day period for another player (if it appears this one's defective) or try another brand/model.
Miggy, the Thief