Originally Posted by zombie1210
I'm not seeing this so called "problem", folks.
+1 looks fine. 0 looks fine, just not as sharp.
It's great if you're happy with the picture. But for some of us, we spend $500 on an Oppo instead of $150 on a Panasonic expecting to get
the best picture possible (not just 'fine'), and to not have extraneous processing done to that image unless we specifically want it. Obsessive,
sure, but that's why some people buy higher end equipment.
I've always prized Oppo for giving the most 'accurate' possible picture. (i.e. reproducing the picture on the disc as it was created, without
adding or subtracting). On the 103, right now, it seems like that's a difficult standard to obtain. The QEDO chip in HDMI 1 seems to be
doing some noticeable processing even when all levels are set to "0". And the 'best' (i.e. most accurate) picture seems like it has to
be obtained by setting the sharpness to "+1" . Some of us don't like that because it means you are actively engaging the chip to 'fix'
something that shouldn't be broken.
And leaving the QEDO out, at least according to some members here who put some time and effort into testing, but using HDMI 2, seems like
it might be causing other problems, and giving a less than optimal image.
I agree with you that the picture is 'fine' any number of ways. But, just personally, I buy Oppo to do better than fine, and appreciate that
they listen to customers, and make every effort to achieve a higher standard. And by discussing these things on this forum, which
Oppo monitors, as well as communicating with the company directly, there is a long history of their making changes, and fixing faults.