Originally Posted by Flash676
I agree that this is likely not an issue with the source, particularly since it occurs with almost any combination of settings I use at 1080p to try to remedy it. The only thing I haven't tried is lowering the refresh rate at 1080p but I doubt that would have any effect. A PC is capable of outputting a signal that maches nearly any other device you could hook up to the AVR, which is why I doubt the PC as a source is the issue.
I think fine text on a white background is just a very obvious example where the effect of the processing being done by the AVR's video chip is very noticeable because we have an expectation of what the result should be and any deviation is very obvious. I'd speculate that whatever algorithm causes it to do this to text has different results when applied to an image that's more in line with usual movie or television content. The results are probably more favorable in those scenarios, and likely less noticeable.
If you do contact HK, I'm curious to hear their response.
I'm going to wait until I have more info before contacting HK (my PS3 is shipping back to me today, yay!). I've always had good luck with them in the past, but that was before they moved their support to cheaper less English fluent places...
Played around with it last night and got the same results... from the PC, with bypass off, any 1080p signal (regardless of resolution or refresh rate, tried them all) causes the issue. 720p and 1080i don't have the issue. I also tried RGB vs. ybrcr444, no difference there either- but I don't fully understand that setting. I was wondering if ybrcr422 might fix it, but that doesn't show up as an option.. there's a way to hack that into the drivers, but I didn't feel like breaking everything just yet.
Are you using an Nvidia card? The Ati drivers have better control over colorspace so I was wondering if an ATI card might work better. If I get bored I'll try one out. I'm probably barking up the wrong tree with colorspace being a possible root issue, but I'd like to be able to eliminate that.
Anyone know what the proper setting would be between RGB, ybrcr444 and ybrcr422?
Something else interesting that occurred to me. If they didn't design it to be able to handle HTPCs, isn't it strange that that have a "media player" source, and the remote has a preconfigured "media player" remote setting for Microsoft Media Center? It seems to me they had to have had HTPCs at least partially in mind...