Originally Posted by rdgrimes
Sounds like you have the Oppo set to output 1080i, or source direct. Planet Earth should be 1080/60i. If you want the player to de-interlace it you should set output to 1080p. The "auto" setting is default, and should work if your display is calling for 1080p.
Anyhow, you are describing "aliasing" that is common with interlaced material, and is more obvious the larger your screen is. Some people call it "shimmering".
The Oppo can eliminate some of it, but not all. It really depends on the source material.
Thanks for the reply. Planet Earth is indeed encoded at 1080/60i. In my original post, you will note that I originally saw this after the FW upgrade, and after I reset to default, per Oppo's instructions.
Once I noticed this "defect", I attempted to make it go away by varying a bunch of different settings in the Video and HDMI menus. Nothing I did could make it go away, including setting 1080p, 1080p/24, color space, deep color, etc.
Not to open another can of worms, but while making these adjustments and with color space at 4:4:4 and changing deep color from 30 bit to 36 bit, I got a terribly pixelated green screen of the video playing, almost like when you're using component cables and one of the cables is bad - but worse. I made it go away by resetting back to factory defaults and starting over again. When I did the same thing a second time, the weird screen would not come back (no problem with that).
In addition, the PDP-5020FD is set to Pure Cinema - Advance, which is supposed to output a 1080p/24 signal at 72hz, so that isn't the problem either. I'm convinced this is in the source, and don't want to take up anymore precious thread space with this observation.
This is the only "glitch" I have encountered thus far, and it apparently has nothing to do with the Oppo. I will be voting YES any day now...