Originally Posted by yamahaSHO
If it doesn't have to due with the sub-par (cheap processors) then I don't see how it cannot improve with firmware updates. They should have planned for giving themselves the ability to use the hardware further with updates.
I definitely will be skipping this generation if I go with another Epson. Since my computer does most of my video duties, I can have that do the processing.
Sorry, I'm a tad irritated that I have a permanently broken feature. My parents $1,500 Sony TV does FI very well.
I understand your frustration. The problem is that the FI is a new technology. Last year, a few manufacturors offered processors who can do the job: Pixelworks, Toshiba and Philips. You could choose one and then you found out how optimal you can do the FI. Unfortunately, with the last years Pixelworks (which was in the Epson), resources are limited.
You can compare the situation to the hundreds of De-Interlacing processors, of which until today(!) 99% do not their job perfectly.
I know this does not help you, but it is an explanation. FI is a very, very complex topic and with the pressure of bringing a new model every year, it becomes more and more difficult to perfectionize 1st generation technologies.