Originally Posted by ernie6 The video converter is designed for SD DVD so the resolution should be set to 480i and the TV will up-convert. The world-wide standard for BluRay is 1080P/24, there is no PAL or NTSC, so the resolution should be set to 1080P Of course if your TV supports 720P then set the resolution to 720P.
I tested many SD DVD's in PAL and at first they played very jerky, like a robot, until I changed the resolution from 1080P to 480i. After changing the resolution the converter worked perfectly and my Sony Bravia did a great job of up-converting to 1080P. The PAL DVD's played perfectly and the picture quality was excellent for SD.
I then played "Boys from Brazil" BluRay which I purchased from Amazon UK with the resolution set at 1080P. The picture was fabulous on a par with most of my BluRay DVD's. I set the region code to 973501 and Boys from Brazil played. Maybe old titles are not region coded for BluRay?
Setting the resolution to "Auto" confuses the converter and it will not work. You have to provide the converter with a set resolution to convert and as stated it works best with 480i.
I set the audio to "Bitstream Legacy" and sent the signal to my Sony S/PDIF receiver via optical cable. (I am sure coaxial will work just as good.) The sound from either SD or BluRay DD/DTS 5.1 was terrific. The subwoffer and rear speakers were very active.
This player does an excellent job of up-converting and my SD DVD's stood up pretty well to BluRay. Consequently, I will not be re-purchasing most of my SD DVD's, just flippers and those in letterbox 4 x 3.
I don't have any DVD's coded in 1080i/50 so I can't comment how the player handles this format. All in all I am very happy with this player and recommend it for those that purchase PAL DVD's.
In theory, that is the acceptable procedure and correct, however, not with this Momitsu. The player doesn't de-interlace 1080i content properly, so it only passes 540 lines if you set it to 1080p and playback a 1080i disc.
The I haven't noticed any jerkiness playing back PAL DVD's with the resolution set to 1080p. Anyhow, as I believe I mentioned much earlier in this thread, and as you can see in the review here
, the best setup for the Momitsu is to set HDMI Resolution to "Auto" and turn on the 24p Film Mode. This activates a semi-Source Direct Mode. Set this way, the Momitsu will pass 1080p/24 as 1080p (24p or 60p, depending on your television, of course) and 1080i as 1080i, but it will upscale NTSC DVD's to 1080i/60. Now, it's important to remember that PAL-to-NTSC conversion will not work with HDMI Resolution set to "Auto." I have found setting the player to either 1080i or 1080p for playing back a PAL DVD gives very acceptable results; better than the PAL-to-NTSC conversion on my old Denon DVD-2200 universal player.