So I just received the med1000x3d player for Christmas after returning the Micca EP950 player for several issues. One of the issues I had with the Micca was that the video output was not centered. It was obvious by using the AVS "sharpness and overscan" image that the image was being cropped off the right and bottom. At first I was met with criticism when I posted the issue on the AVS Micca thread, but then it was confirmed by other users after checking. I was told in here that this player does not suffer from this issue. Sadly, I have to disagree.
The reason this is important to me is I have lots of side-by-side 3D files, and for it to work correctly, the image needs to be perfectly centered. Any deviation from the center will cause a "mirror effect" sort of bar on the opposite side of the screen. A quite noticeable bar is seen on the left of the screen when playing the sbs files as 2D and letting my tv switch into 3D mode when it detects the sbs image. I do that because this way I don't get the 3D 23.976 framerate issue that I would get if I let the player send it over as frame-packed. This bar on the left is very distracting as it seems to contain some video information from the right side of the screen, causing what appears to be a mirror of what's on the right to appear in the bar on the left.
I adjusted the setting for centering the image in the video setting of the med1000x3d - in fact I adjusted it many, many times in different increments. The red bar is visible on all sides, yet the overscan AVS video clearly still shows cropping, and no matter what I do for adjustments, the image will not center properly - it's always off one way or the other - if I do it too much, then the bars in the sbs videos widen and appear on both sides. So there seems to be no way for me to center the image correctly.
I have tested the overscan test video and the same exact sbs 3D files on my Panasonic blu-ray player, my Samsung LCD 3D tv, and my WDTV Live player - and all 3 devices play the overscan file perfectly centered with no adjustments needed - and the same exact sbs 3D files play perfectly in all 3 devices using their own built-in media players - no bar is visible at all - it's perfectly centered. I had this exact same issue with the Micca so it seems these 1186 players have an off-center issue that is not being addressed.
Can this please, please be investigated further? As it is, sbs 3D playback is broken for me and I just got the player a day ago.
I'll post some other thoughts later since I'm trying a variety of different files to see how it handles different framerates. So far it seems to be playing tons of files - including 25fps files on my 60Hz set with no issues at all. But this off-center image is killing me here, and it makes me sad to see that my 3 other devices can output a perfectly centered video image but this player cannot.