Originally Posted by batpig
despite the colorspace and clipping issues you noted from your tests?
I know that often times components will fail certain bench tests but the flaws aren't really that relevant to "real world" usage. How much of an issue do you consider the errors you found to be in practice (i.e. watching movies, not looking at test patterns)?
I wondered if someone was going to pick up on that. I have been very critical of this player failing some tests on blu.
Here is the thing, you are right. The colourspace issue I can not spot in the real world. When playing a movie everything looks fantastic. I can not see a difference between my Oppo and Denon when playing a movie. It is only the colourspace test that reveals the fault.
The white clipping is another issue. When I got the player I was wondering why the Denon had a perceived higher contrast. It also looks harsher on whites. The clipping test showed me why. It is clipping at about R235/6 as previously mentioned.
My Oppo or PS3 slim does not clip. It shows to R255. The solution for my setup was to increase the contrast on my projector to clip whites from all players to R235. When you raise the contrast it didn't do much to the Denon until you got to R235. Now all the players produce a similar (same) result. I still find the whites a little, little harsh but it is the best solution.
This is why I said the Denon is a Great blu-ray player. It just doesn't make Awesome.
P.S. I actually use the Denon as my workhorse. It does about 90% of my blu viewing. About 6 movies every week.