Yes they should have. Testing has been done in the same conditions. Everything "flat", same cable, same projector even same ac socket. It is true they have the same decoding chips and everything, so I was surprised too!
It was obvious from the moment I turned the 93 on. I took the 93, because everybody said changes have been made to make the 95 SOUND better, like different powering.
But on the french HC forum, my findings were confirmed. I did not even talk about the video - noise, it was stated before I did. The seller said I should check my cables, but how can something be wrong with the cables, when I used the same one's as with the 95? My friend and his wife, 2 HC enthusiasts, were as surprised as I am.
But for me there is no doubt about the difference. The 95, is really like an open window to the world, the 93, has a more video image, contrast is also higher (again same neutral settings. If you think I can do something to make the 93 look like the 95, you are welcome to advice. Also said on the French forum about the video-noise, once you had a95, impossible to go back to the 93.
So is there a problem with some European units
?The unit is zone-free, but then so was the 95. The difference, also a film-like experience, against a harder video-like image, also integrate me. As the native contrast of the 93 looks higher, it can be the reason the video noise is more visible too. I tried to soften the contrast, but not come near the image of the 95. It is not so obvious that something is wrong with the unit. Some movies is is very visible, others, much less.
Jurassic Park 3 is a bit noisy. The opening scene with the boat, on the 95 a bit of noise is visible, but the green mountains of the island are smoother, then with the 93. In the international, there are a lot of scene's that show the difference. When Naomi watts, is phoning the murdered guy's wife. the close ups of her face are not 100 % smooth with the 95, but with the 93 pixels in her face are really "dancing". When the husband comes in, the room is a lot of noisier, as in the museum where the two men meet. it is like with one player the movie is shot in 400 asa and the other in 200.......
The guys on the French forum had the same conclusions, how illogical they are. They also had a signature 93, that not showed the problem, and was modified, just for this problem, it seems....
EDIT this is was one of the testers answer me:
Le rendu vidéo et audio numérique ne dépend pas que de la carte principale.
L'alimentation dans le cas d'alim à découpage est primordiale (ça et pas mal d'autres facteurs)
Vu les différences de conception entre le 93 et le 95 il est inepte d'affirmer que les deux lecteurs sont identique, ce n'est pas possible.
I cannot translate everything into English, but it says.
"Digital video and audio, not on rely on the video-card. Powering is as important. As the conception of both players are different, it is not right to be said that both players are identical, that is just not possible!"
Un scaler n'y fera rien.
Il faut modifier la machine pour éliminer les défauts.
"A scaler will not do, the player has to be modified, to eliminate his shortcomings.Edited by indieke2 - 7/18/12 at 9:57pm