Originally Posted by David Susilo
That doesn't make sense.
I've set many samsung 8000 series TVs coupled with Pioneer SC-68 and the difference between Darbee on and off is NOT subtle. Either your unit is defective or your TV is not being setup properly. Did you have the frame interpolation turned off AND have your TV calibrated properly or at least in Cinema mode?
David - thanks for the post. It is appreciated. With my Samsung UN65ES8000 and Pioneer SC-65 receiver, I use the Standard settings. I tried CNET's Katzmier's "Movie" recommendations (what you call Cinema?) and they were god awful. If I wanted that dull of a picture I would have gone with a Plasma. Not trying to offend anyone here, but those settings were lifeless, gutless and basically ripped out any of the benefits of an LCD/LED panel. Lots of people like the "Movie" mode, however, and I've tried multiple "Movie" settings from the UNESxxxx AVS thread and none of them work for me.
Not sure what you mean about frame interpolation or where I would change that but again, the Darblet did nothing in my "Standard" mode and the remote (which should work, period) was dead on arrival.
I'm not big on calibration, Director's settings or so called "accuracy." Again, sorry if I appear to be a neophyte but in business as well as pleasure, I use my own eyes and ears and make my judgments. It's not that I'm not open to suggestions and I read a lot on this forum as well as others.
I think I was looking to get back to my previous settings when I upgraded from an RX-A2000 AVR with HQV Vida processing to the Pioneer Elite SC65 - - primarily for Dolby IIz and DTS Neo:X - - which has added a tremendous amount of listening enjoyment to my humble home theater - - going from 5.1 to 9.1 speakers. And the D3 receiver powers up at 330 watts versus 490 (with more discrete channels) which is another great improvement. Plus the Pioneer has much better sound - - although you can't beat the Yamaha for their OSD - - Pioneer's interface looks like a little kid wrote it - - and not a very smart one at that.
The rest of my setup is Directv HR22-100 with a Sony BDP S790 and a Micca EP350 Media Player. After tweaking my settings tonight, I'm back to where I was before - -really better. Guess what? I had to drop down the Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness as well moving the color from "Cool" to "Warm 1." That did the trick. I'm back to seeing the teeny hairs on Wolf Blitzer's face and Candy Crowley's craters on CNN. PQ is fabulous as I also tweaked a couple settings with "Detail" & "Contrast" on my SC65.
So - - I hope no one is turned off by my experience. I just think this technology is better served for Projectors or folks that do not have any video processing, whatsoever, with their current setup.
IMHO - - thanks again for your post.