Originally posted by wblynchAfter over 8 months of usage of my Momitsu V-880, I have learned that I get the best picture using 720P over component.
I had been using DVI with the 768-Wide setting for a native-rate signal.
Imagine my surprise to learn that I could get an even BETTER picture by using 720P over component. Even 1080i component doesn't play as well.
Given the multitude of combinations between TVs/displays/projectors and differences in cables, I think it's impossible for anyone to make definitive judgements as to which is the best connection method.
I am grateful that the V-880 allows choices in order to select the best combination for me.
It is posts like this that really make me stand up and take notice. Here you are a Momitsu owner/user of 8 months that I am sure has spent countless hours testing this unit(lord knows the hours I've put in in just 2 days). Your's should truly be considered an "expert" opinion on this subject.
I am considering the advice of some posts about getting a dvi/vga cable to improve the picture and achieve a 768 native rate signal. But if I'm understanding your post correctly, you're saying the image via 720p is great which I could attest to myself. It seems likely that after I spend more time and money securing a dvi/vga setup I still will not be satisfied. I could even be disappointed considering your viewpoint that the 720p provides an "even BETTER picture " than the 768 signal.
Also, another concern I have from reading another thread in which a fellow LT240K owner has the V880 is that the image is vertically stretched on widescreen dvds during 768p playback. This is due to the 240 being a native 4:3 projetor. I would think the settings should solve this problem but it appears he has had to buy an anamorph lens to do so. I think it's time for me to ask my Toshiba SD4900 for forgiveness and send the V880 packing.
This may be hard for some to believe but the image quality difference I get from both these players is minimal at the most. Consider the facts that the 4900 has a much better remote, doesn't require any blanking of black bars(I had to do this on Deep Blue Sea on the Momitsu) and costs $200 less, I think I should go back to the Toshiba.
Hmmm, anyone interested in a Momitsu V880?