Originally Posted by denguy
That has been my experience with the Dune. Perhaps it's possible to run diagnostics and specifically calibrate a particular device (Dune, blu-ray player, or other media streamer) to match the rest of the audio/video setup. But simply plugging in a blu-ray player and doing the same with the Dune, being sure to select the recommended optimal settings on each, I found the blu-ray player provided video with better contrast and clarity. The Dune wasn't bad, but the blu-ray player was better.
I would be concerned that the difference you are seeing might be some post processing done by the player (aka. DNIE frrom Samsung, which artificially enhances contrast) or improper setup. Its important to compare apples to apples. I've compared the PS3 to my PCH A-110 on BD and I can see no difference.
I can clearly see a difference on DVD which the PS3 does a much better job of de-interlacing and scaling the image.
Not saying your comparison is not valid but it could be more complicated than what you think.
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Have you run both players through a spears and munsel setup to make sure you have everything setup correctly and consistently. That might help you figure out if there is a real difference on maybe a setup or post processing issue. great learning experience even if everything is setup correctly.
best of luck