Originally Posted by CAGE RATTLER
Sorry for the OT post ... Is there settings changes I need to make to the player? Are these cheaper blue ray titles not as good of quality as others?
I also popped in a few regular DVD's and they looked horrible. (these were also older cheaper DVD's)
Is there special settings I need to make to make DVD's look better?? ... .
As a recent post pointed out, when you switch to a different input all the settings are back to "default" until you change them. The default "Standard" mode is kinda nasty. So, first, set the mode to THX Cinema or dial in the C-net settings for the Custom mode then make any tweaks you feel are more to your liking. This will get the TV to a good starting point and should give you decent PQ with the disk player just passing a "default" signal.
I don't know the 320's menu's, but make sure its set to output 1080p and probably 24 fps. I went with the BTD500 primarily because of the audio capabilities but the 320 is supposed to do a great job with video as well. The 500 looks great on both Bluray and DVD; the 320 should be close or equal.
Yes, not all all disks are created equally. If they put crap quality video on a Bluray disk, it will look like crap quality video on the screen regardless of the player. Bluray gives the ABILITY
to provide high-definition, deep color, and smooth motion that will max out any current TV's abilities, BUT
, it doesn't REQUIRE
that any of those features be included
Crap in crap out situation. Some titles just look aweful because the studio didn't make any effort to make them look nice. Some titles look fabulous because the studio was trying to make a statement.
I can't remember a specific locatioon but there are web sites that have a list of visually sweet releases. I know titles like Avatar, Hugo, Casino Royale, Star Trek .... look grerat. If one of these doesn't look good then there are other issues to track down.