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12/17/10 at 10:52am
hey, i am also using Hx900 with PC. also wondering if hdmi differs from other inputs somehow.
Did you try Scaling option in your ATI/NVIDIA control panel? it fixes pixel mapping sometimes.
to do full pixel test i just run MS paint and draw rectangular one-pixel thin shapes and see if all lines across the screen are identical. in my case, i have them all identical in thickness but somehow horizontal lines are a bit thinner than vertical ones - is it a UV2A panel feature, or something is messed up on subpixel level?
also, if you don't see all levels(squares) in white saturation test, make sure you have set proper pixel format in videocard settings
Originally Posted by dolemite_1
I thought this set did support HDMI w/ Ethernet capability. Did i just buy the wrong cables from monoprice or waste extra money on the ethernet capability aspect of them?
Originally Posted by AVTrauma
When the Bluray powers up, it will A) turn the TV on and switch to Bluray via HDMI... or B) switch to Bluray via HDMI when the TV is already on (and watching cable).
haven't noticed the drop since both changes made. Time will tell, and I'll report back when I'm sure.
Edit: Yup, high speed with ethernet really is a bit overkill, but compatibility should not be a problem
Actually, the Spears & Munsil disk is a highly-rated calibration disk, at least as good as Video Essentials, IMHO. Oppo included the disk with the BDP-83, which is how I started using it. The navigation is simple, and the on-screen instructions are excellent. The Disney WOW is quite new, and I'm not as impressed with it.
I re-read your excellent review in WSR, where you note that the HX909 is not capable of displaying blacker-than-black. Perhaps this affects the PLUGE test? Regardless, using several of the advanced screens on the S&M disk, my contrast settings look pretty good in the 84-88 range. I believe your most recent recommendation for 2D viewing is 85, so that's what I have selected.
So, regardless of the disk tests, I continue to find that your recommended settings result in a very pleasing picture, so that's where I am going to leave them. Thanks again for your valued input!