Originally Posted by ernie6
...As you suggested I switched the resolution setting "Auto" for the Vizio and 1080i for the Sony. Auto defaults to 1080i/24
and since the Sony is limited to NTSC
I set the resolution to 1080i for that LCD. Auto disables the video converter and doesn't work well with the Sony...
A few things here, "Auto" does not default to anything. And, there's no such thing as "1080i/24." 1080i on BD is going to be either 1080i/60 or, for some European releases 1080i/50. Getting back to that default thing, the Momitsu set to "Auto" will play 1080i from a 1080i source and 1080p (60 or 24, depending on your display and if you have film mode turned "On") from a 1080p/24 source.
Also, there is no such thing as "NTSC" for high definition. NTSC and PAL, etc. refer to SD standards. They will have np effect on high definition content.
This change corrected the problem and both LCD's displayed PAL DVD's perfectly. I then changed the resolution back to 1080P/24 and disabled the 3 - 2 pulldown for the HDMI inputs the Momitsu are connected to. PAL DVD's, as well as SD and BluRay played perfectly.
There would be no 3:2 pulldown done by your display if the Momitsu is outputting 1080p. The Momitsu will do 3:2 if it is converting from 1080p/24 to 1080p/60, etc.
I am very impressed with the player's up-converting video output and see no reason to re-buy SD DVD's other than letterbox or flippers. I haven't watched enough SD DVD's to determine which is better, 1080i/24, allowing the LCD's to up-convert to 1080P and perform 3 - 2 pulldown, or 1080P/24 and the player does these functions?
I've run the Silicon Optix SQV HD benchmarks on the Momitsu, and it is the strongest player I've seen for DVD upscaling. It did better 2:3 than my Samsung LN52A650 LCD.