You could play around with them with DVDs, or crappy transfers with tons of macroblocking and noise, but I'm just not a big fan of them. For everything they add, they take something else away, it's the nature of the game. If you like them, then by all means use them, it's your player. I can just test with them and see what they do and pass that info along.
I actually couldn't run the full set of tests on the McIntosh, since it won't play a BD-R disc, but it failed some other basic test really badly, which nothing had ever done before. I had no issue with McIntosh making an $8,000 player, my issue was with them making an $8,000 one that fails basic video tests.
Thanks again. Some DVD's I have are poor transfers so that is useful. But on a good DVD transfer, I noticed on Direct mode, the picture is so good, that no additional enhancements need to be added. I took Superbit Mapping off. Blu Ray needs no revisions and Direct is the way to go.
Very much looking forward to your findings which no doubt takes a lot of effort. The Mcintosh story is eye opening. How did that brand think they would get away with that in view of the fact that the price tag was $8,000. My assumption is that to someone with more money than sense, a good salesman can hype the product and justify the cost. I mean, when you tell someone your player cost $8,000, people will imagine it is amazing.
One question, my Panasonic Plasma can output a HDMI colour space of 10 bit or 12 bit. At the moment, I have the player set to auto. Is it a good idea to set the player to 10 bit or 12 bit colour for optimality? Thanks in advance.
Edited by WarrenD - 6/8/12 at 2:41am