Originally Posted by AvidHiker
Have you actually read through the S&M tutorial on color space? Looks to be a tedious job to run through the checklist, but if you seriously want to pursue it, this should allow you to pinpoint the problem:http://www.spearsandmunsil.com/artic...olorspace.html
These sorts of errors can be related to the source, display or a combination of both. I use 4:2:2 because Janos had apparently determined that to be optimal (at least for models below the D8000), and I am confident that my Oppo BDP-83 can output that correctly. I have the S&M disc, but haven't spent much time looking at these patterns.
Thanks. Yes, I have read that instruction, thanks. You are one of the guys I was hoping would respond.
Before I describe what I'm seeing, let me say that the only difference I can see on my 51D8000 between 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 outputs from my Panasonic DMP-BDT310 Bluray player is with the Chroma Zone Plate. All those other patterns look the same, and the only difference between 422 and 444 is that with 422 the moire of the little circles (which are located between the big circles in the middle and the circles cut in half at the edge of the screen) are not symmetrical. In one the center is dark and in the other it is light. With 444 they are symmetrical.
What I'm seeing and posted about is with those tall skinny "diamonds" in the Chroma Alignment screen. In particular the ones in the lower left, which is the quarter of the screen with a gray background. The red diamonds are not symmetrical. I see two pixels of red "bleed" into the gray on the RIGHT side and one pixel bleed on the left side. So, I'm wondering if this is a setting in my TV, possibly someplace in the SM, if the disc has a flaw here, or if it's just my BR player. As I already said the output (444 vs 422) from the BR player shows this to be the same. Same for all those patterns that S&M describes as well as turning Sharpness to 0, making sure picture is Screen Fit, and all "enhancements" are OFF. If yours looks like it's supposed to, maybe it is my player, and I was specifically wondering if the Oppo players would get this right.
So, if you have a chance to look I'd be appreciative if you would tell me if your particular combination of TV and player show the same thing with the red diamonds in the lower left against the gray background. (What TV do you have?)
Also, I'd be interested to hear what you see with the Chroma Zone Plate with 444 vs 422.