Does anyone know if they are applying the new compression routines to SD material, too? I wonder if some devices may be more affected or not.
I noticed that on my two BD players (Sony BDP-S370 and S380), that SD materials seems a bit jittery, especially on horizontal pans. On my WDTV Live Streaming, or direct on my TV (Sony KV-46EX700), they seem OK. A good test is "Blackadder"
, S2 E1. There is a point where some text scrolls across the bottom of the screen. On the WDTV and TV, it is 'smooth' but a bit lumpy (sort of fast/slow). On the BD players, it's very jumpy and not smooth. I have also seen this on "Eerie, Indiana
The 370 is connected to the main TV, and goes through the receiver like the WDTV, so TV settings are probably not an issue (I never really use that BD player for streaming, but was just testing for the problem.) The 380 is connected to a small bedroom TV (Samsung LN19A450). That TV, on it's HDMI input, has the 'Film Mode' setting locked out. The player itself doesn't seem to have any real settings, in case it was some form of mistaken pull-down issue. The video format to the TV is 1080p60. I did find a hidden setting while playing Netflix on the 380 that lets me adjust 'IP Noise Reduction'. No change as far as that is concerned.
HD material, at least "Enterprise
", looked fine on all.