Originally Posted by dmode11
Ha, I just got the Oppo 103D yesterday. I am loving it so far, but not sure that I am going to use the Darbee function with older DVD's. Really happy with it and it looks great on my UN65F8000 so far. Quickly ran a calibration using Video Essentials and I just had to reduce the color level a little. I have over 1K DVD's and blurays, the bulk of which are SD-DVD's and the Oppo up conversion is great. Watched the Supercharger edition of Dirty Mary Crazy Larry last night and the only thing I ran into was that particular DVD did not like the 1080 24p setting. The video was jerky as hell, was fine after turning off the 1080 24p conversion. My Hellboy DVD was fine with it. Something must have been wrong with the authoring for the Dirty Mary Crazy Larry DVD.
The only complaint I have is that I wish it would auto detect DVD 24p content. Also it remembers your last Darbee setting, which they recommend using the HD setting for HD content and Full Pop setting for SD-DVD. If you finished watching a Blu using the Darbee HD setting and put a SD-DVD in, you have to manually switch the setting to Full Pop. That is not a bother for me, but I have a wife and two daughters that just put a disk in and wouldn't even fix an aspect ratio if they needed to. I am OCD so I just wish it would auto detect. The Darbee setting do remember the last value you used, like 45% for example.
Just realized you are having trouble with your tv. Hope you get things sorted out.
Hi "dmode11" ,
Thanks for the info in reference to the 103D , so far the only dvd`s I have are SD , so the up-conversion is a-ok ? , thanks !
I have the Pioneer DV79-AVi , and some dvd`s I have trouble with too , like you mentioned authoring and stuff , but for the most part is is a-ok. I just can`t get any sound to my F8000 , never have.
Samsung has a tech coming out on Tuesday 29th to replace the Main-Board , so maybe I will get sound , I doubt it but it could be that that board was defective from the start.
If I do get sound , I will most likely run the `79 till it quits , if I want a few 3D movies I always have my PS3.
Getting back to the F8000 , I have never been happy with it , had all kinds of issues with it , and I am not very happy with Samsung`s support or knowledge of the tv. Even there tier 2 support is lacking the necessary knowledge to trouble shoot most problems.
We all know about the "Mute +1+8+2" to get to the service menu , most people would really mess up a tv going there , but I am not most !
I hate to buy a service manual if the main board is blown anyway , but the point being is that many adjustments and tweaking can be done there , and I feel that Samsung should help , but of course they won't.
I did speak with a Samsung engineer and ask if I could disable the DVI codec in the service menu , and he told me I would need to go straight into the Op-Sys and change the command string.
Well , that won`t work because I don`t know the Linux Op.Sys. and the F8000 is Linux based, he said it could be done , but it would not be cost effective.
I would have to hire a tech to bring a laptop and plug it into an HDMI in put and start rewriting the op-sys and disable the command string.
I can see how it would be a pain , and I can also see it being complete unnecessary , DVI is ages past , why did Samsung even write in a DVI string !!
My `79 is not playing well with the F8000 because it is seeing a DVI connection first and the it recognizes the HDMI connection , but by then it is too late , thus , not audio from the `79.
I might have to scrap it , if so well thats it , what can I do ?
My life is measured buy good HT gear , and the F8000 has never really made the cut , maybe , just maybe after the Main Board is replaced all will be good.
Any chance to save some coin is a good thing , but I need a proper tv too.
Logic has me headed for the Sony 47" 802 , If that does not workout , then next in line would be the XBR 900 55" , 4K for 4K , that sucks , but I like tv !!
OK , take care ,
The story of my life !!