Originally posted by Steve_Lazarus
In all honesty I don't think the player is your problem, I have had my 2910 for right around 2 months and have not seen any macro-blocking at all
All I do is rent/buy DVD's over here in Italy due to the fact I only get 6 AFN (Armed Forces Network) channels. So needless to say, name a DVD and I've probably watched it.
I have also spent hours calibrating/tweaking my DVD/Display combo and think I've obtained the best possible picture available (For the specific two I own).
Am I pleased?, I don't think I could be any more impressed then I am right now until HD-DVD hits the market. Not only for PQ, but audio as well (That is unless I get into the 3910).
In all honesty what kind of PQ improvement did you think you were going to see when comparing the 2900 to the 2910?? Both provide outstanding PQ and you'd be hard pressed to find something that really stands out. I think the route you should take is have someone calibrate the display, anytime you switch to another input device (High/Mid-End/Long-Term) this should be considered. I think once you get that MB your seeing taken care of, you should and will be very pleased..JMO
Not necessarily. I think it is a problem with the 2910. I experienced macro-blocking with the 2910 in dark scenes that I didn't with my crappy Toshiba with the same movie.
Ahh, I know what your thinking... not a fare comparison 480P-to-1080i but I own a D-VHS player (the quality of D-VHS movies are amazing!) and I basically bought many D-VHS version of some of my favorite DVD and I do not experience any (what so ever) macro-blocking. Picture perfect 1080i not to mention 5x greater audio fidelity compared to DVD - but another topic altogether...
So again, no MB on my crappy Toshiba and none on my D-VHS... I can't explain it. I do believe it's only a real issue with Rear Projection CRTs like mine (Hitachi 51S700).
My 2 cents...