Originally Posted by CaseCom
Hi Kris: Have you been able to look at a BD60/80 to confirm that the video processing is the same as the BD35/55?
I have a 60 here but haven't started in on my tests.
In general, I am MORE than happy to move on from DVD and I haven't watched anything on DVD for quite sometime now, easily over a year if not more. What is the point? I am a home theater lover who wants the best audio/video I can and DVD doesn't even come close to Blu-ray. When DVD came out I wasn't interested in VHS anymore either. I've moved on.
It would be of no benefit at all to our magazine to continue coverage of DVD whether it be DVD players or software. It is our responsibility to try our best to encourage growth in the home theater hobby and Blu-ray is the direction we think the industry should go in, not DVD. Players are not being advanced and software is dormant. Exactly what news is there?
There is Blu-ray software being released in 1080i and will continue to be for quite sometime. So player performance in these areas is quite valid, especially for those that want to get the most performance for their investment. I've even worked with Panasonic on their testing regiment and they were VERY interested in making the most of their player's de-interlacing capabilities so obviously they seem to think it is important as well.
Also in most cases de-interlacing is NOT best handled by the display. Most displays do not offer good video processing and it has been one of the last consumer devices to get any type of good video processing, regardless of price. Front projectors tend to fare the best in this regard and even they are hit or miss. Unfortunately to get the best video processing possible you need solid processing in the source device or sometimes in a A/V processor or stand alone video processor. Saying that it is best left to the display is a blatant representation of bad information that does the consumer no good.