Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
Yep. If it is not broke, don't try to fix it.
Well I did have one lockup...the first ever, after introducing the darblet. However that was after going through many BD movies and going from the movies back to the PS3 menu. Each time you do that it has to re-handshake….so it could have been a fluke and it did not happen this weekend while doing a lot of testing.
The other issue would be if I leave deep color on Auto for the PS3 the ps3 menu will flash on and off occasionally (since it is 1080p 60 at 12 bits) but it is not an issue while watching movies (since that is only 1080p 24 at 12 bits). I also haver always gotten HDMI sparkles in the PS3 menu with deep color on....never in BD playback, because its 60 vs 24 fps. I do have a 35 ft cable run, but it is a good Blue Jeans high speed cable and I don't recall these issue with my old Epson 8100, so I think it may be an issue with 1080p60 at 12 bits on the JVC.....but really that doesn't affect me the way I use the PS3, since i don't game on it and only play BD movies.
Of course turning deep color off solves all of those issues, minus the one lock up I had, since that was actually while testing with deep color off. I know it should not make any difference, but to my eyes it looks better with it set to Auto, which is effectively on. Some explanations I have read say that the up sampling can be beneficial for fine gradients and banding. However I have no idea what the darblet is doing with the 12 bit signal since it is 10 bit internal processing, but still outputting 12 bits..
Who knows if the version 1.8 would fix any of those…..or make something else worse! The lockup is really the only issue that concerns me, and it would have to happen again for me to really worry about it. I still have a few months on my warranty as well. I’d rather see version 1.8 on the USA support site just as a CYA that it was intended for us to install.Edited by curlyjive - 12/16/13 at 9:33am