Originally Posted by rdgrimes
The Qdeo applies some noise reduction by default, even if you have this set to "0". The effect is visible on DVD, not so much on BD. Personally I feel this is more a benefit for streaming content than DVD, but many folks like the effect on DVD too. I use HDMI-2 for all sources.
Well, not to belabor the point, but the actual visual differences look like more than what I think of as NR. There is also a difference in contrast, although
perhaps that is in some way a NR issue (not an expert in that). But the HDMI has a tiny bit more pop, but it's an artificial pop. The reds are also seem
slightly more pronounced.
These are all very subtle differences, and are only noticeable on DVD and then if you really know the material and look closely.
In my case, I'm looking at DVDs of films I made, and oversaw the DVD mastering. Back a ways I wrote a long couple of posts about the
specific differences between what I was seeing on my old 983 and BDP-83 with the ABT chip, and the HDMI 1 and 2 on my 103.
Again, small but there.
I guess it is possible that the addition of NR somehow has subtle 'bleed throughs' to what I think of as other areas of PQ.
The good news is they were all excellent images in a vacuum, but in terms of accuracy to original intent, the old ABT was best,
followed by the HDMI 2 on the 103, and the HDMI 1.