Originally posted by joerodcowboys
I have been testing my 3910 vs 5900 all afternoon and night. So far the 3910 has been vonsistently better than the 5900, I have seen NO MB with the 3910 where I have seen it on the 5900. Explain that one DENON! Anyway, I have also been experimenting with the DVI-DVI and the HDMI-DVI settings. I haven't finished judging that yet though. Normal black level with IRE set to 0 seems to be the best so far, but I still have yet to make my mind up completely. When it is set to 7.5 I do see alot of the black=crush in many darker scenes or day scenes with shadows. I know it should be the same signal going out, but thus far the HDMI-DVI seems a little more colorful or lively that the DVI-DVI output. I know logicaly you should stick with DVI-DVI when possible. Has anyone else out there found the HDMI to DVI setting the best for them? I will be doing alot more testing tomorrow. After further adjusting I may be able to get them the same. I do agree with the 3910 being able to sharpen 15-20% better than the 5900. I do not still know if it is worth getting the 3910 if you already have the 5900 though. I do like having format and HDMI?DVI buttons on the remote though. There are a few other nicer options that the 3910 does have that the 5900 does not. As far as audio goes though, the 5900 is superior. But I want a dvd player for pic Q not really audio. I have a 5803A to handle my audio! So I really am concerned about the picture! More later...
I have been going back and forth with my setup as well. I have mine connected to my LCD front projector via DVI-DVI. I am trying to determine whether 7.5 IRE/Black level Enhanced or 0 IRE/Normal looks better. My biggest issue is that the 3910 seems to be significantly brighter than my 2900 ( which was obviously connected via component ). So far though the 0 IRE/Normal Black level seems to look the best. I have even tried 0 IRE/Enhanced Black level and then calibrated from there. I get a very nice picture as well however blacker than black is not passed this way.
I will leave it at 0 IRE/Normal Black level for a few days and see. Overall picture quality is excellent. I would say that it looks just a little better than my 2900. Overall I am very pleased with the 3910.