Well, I took the leap and bought a Pioneer HLD-XO. Everyone kept on raving about it etc. While there are a lot of things I like about it, some things I'm not happy about. A little background. I own a CLD-D925 (pal/ntsc model). Yes, it's very good, but from what I understand, doesn't output a "pure" ntsc signal, instead a modified pal one. As a result, my biggest beef with it, the reds don't come out pure red. So, I figured, I better get an ntsc only machine. Since I was buying one, I figured, why not go the whole hog and get the top of the line. So I bought my XO. Apart from straining my lower back trying to put it on a bench :-P, my mine gripe with it is that it's not as sharp as my old player. Less noise, more accurate (and more saturated, maybe too saturated, color), all yes, but not as sharp. It seems, in reducing the noise, sharpness is sacrificed. I have heard it comes with DNR turned on by default. Anyway to turn it off and maybe get the picture sharper? Would an Entech SVSI-1 help? Or a detailer like the vidicraft detailer III? Opinions are welcome. Thanks.
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12/12/11 at 3:45pm