Originally posted by rkaz
Steve_Lazarus and bruce73:
I guess I'll use the Y Cb Cr HDMI output for the video. Any suggestions on whether to use the 720p or 1080i format? I am connected to a Panny DLP.
Just a 2910 manual observation: It would be nice if they provided explanation notes; to help you select the correct settings.
I spent sometime last nite playing around with this same exact thing, and here is what I found:
1. In LOTR and Gladiator, both seemed to be better at 1080i than 720p. My guess is that it is film-based, and since my TV (SOny 55XS955) converts everything to 768p, that there is more "data" available at 1080i than 720p, and thus it looked fuller when sony tried to reconvert it to 768p.
2. In Nemo and Shrek, the opposite was true....I found that 720p provided a better overall picture than 1080i, and this kinda confused me. They are animated pictures, and thus I would have guessed that by using 1080i cominf out of the DVD, the TV would do better, but it was not the case.
3. in dark movies, like Gladiator, LOTR, and nite shots of Spiderman, etc, when using the enhanced black, it made a WORLD of difference!!!! Again, when looking at Nemo and Shrek, I liked it better without it, but it was a must in LOTR.
I still have to see which mode (auto1, auto2, video1-3) works better with these DVD's, but I was too tired to continue messing with it.