Originally Posted by Axel
If understand this correctly you have basically 2 presets for each input. Hmm, that may help a bit, but it is not quite enough to push me over to a Mini (yet
Sorry for the further OT (though in my defence it has prolonged the useful life of my HD350): It actually has 4 memories A-D (not presets as every little detail can be editted like picture shift, masking, CMS, greyscale, sharpness etc) per each of the 4 inputs. Each of those in turn is memorised for 8 different input resolutions, so in effect 8 x 4 x 4 memories.
Granted you may not use all the input resolutions (576i for example, like I don't use 480i unless the BluRay has trailers with this as my player uses 'source direct'). Some lateral thinking has allowed me to use my old HDMI 1.1 switching Arcam AV9 processor to switch my PVR and HTPC (plus another 3 devices if I had any) into one physical HDMI input on the Mini3D. My 3D BluRay player goes directly into the other HDMI input (not that I have a 3D display, but maybe one day).
I've seen the new X7 although it was uncalibrated, but using THX mode at around 200 hours. The image didn't seem any great
improvement over mine, shadow detail was particularly crushed which the Mini3D (and my previous VideoEQ Pro) is able to assist with, without having to fight the HD350's custom gamma controls. Having a bit of detail in dark areas helps distract the eyes from the lower contrast and stops that 'patch of dark grey' effect. With a nice flat 2.3 gamma (my room is very black when setup to watch films) and corrected greyscale and of course a rec709 gamut, the HD350 really does produce a very nice image. I know the X7 could be tweaked to be better than when I saw it, but as it stands it didn't make me want to throw my HD350 and spend maybe 5 times what I'd get for it used.