Originally Posted by Star Hawk
Please, can you provide a source or link to where you got that information about not having any effect on blu-ray playback?
That's not my experience when I tested super resolution on blu-rays. I did it just for the sake of curiosity to see what effect it had. I found stepping through each step one at a time from 0 to +6 or 0 to -6 didn't seem at first to have much effect much like you stated. I think perhaps my eyes adjusted so to speak after each step. However when I toggled between the extreme settings of +6 and -6, then it really became apparent. At -6, it looked soft , whereas at +6 it took on very artificial look from too much edge enhancement I suppose.
I think you have mixed the two different settings. There are both Super Resolution and Detail Clarity settings. In your post you talk about Super Resolution but you describe its range being -6 to +6 but this is Detail Clarity settings range, Super Resolution only has 0-2 range.
Super Resolution settings has no effect on blu-ray material but it does work for DVD's (even user manuel tells you that in its own cryptic way) but just try it yourself and trust your eyes. I tried both settings with blu-ray resolution patterns and only Detail Clarity has effect on them.
As in my earlier post I said BDT220 has more range in Detail Clarity picture "ruinment" settings. Older model only had range 0 to +3 but new model lets you ruin the image both ways (from over soft to over sharp. At 0 it is correct) giving you range -6 to +6.
As I said in my previous post all of these "enhancements" should be set either 0 or off if you want accurate image. However then image with 1080/24p movies look the same as in PS3 with minor difference in motion and film grain. There was a time when I was convinced there was difference how colors and sharpness looked between PS3 and BDT110 but I'm beginning to think it is just a placebo effect. Like I mentioned here a while back I even measured both PS3 and BDT110 with probe and I got exactly the same readings for gray scale, gamma and gamut. Now that BDT110 has already been confirmed to be able show accurate colors with recommended settings, so seems PS3. I haven't measured BDT220 but I'm pretty confident it is just like BDT110 (accurate). In past couple of days I have used PS3, BDT110 and BDT220 watching movies so that I have watched part of the movie with each player and also when I have seen a scene in a movie that I thought looked different in one of the other players, I have watched the same scene again and over and over again with all of them to make sure. So far I cannot say that I have seen any difference.
I think I will not keep the BDT220 as my main player but instead of replacing it with another PS3. I hate the idea of needing to get another game console because I don't play games but reasoning things by considering the fact that PS3 has the best user interface and fastest functions (not neccessarily loading films but anything after that) like that it instaltly lets me select subtitles and audio tracks and it reacts fast in chapter skipping and fast forward/rewind commands (while in 220 you have to wait for drive to speed up before it does response to ffd/rwd). Also the fact that BDT110 I already have is practically identical to 220 in blu-ray playing functions (110 might be even tad faster and its drive is quieter) .