Originally Posted by tonydeluce
I received my HL-R6168W late this afternoon and have been absolutely
amazed at the PQ.
I have been mainly watching various DVDs and DVD scenes on my
Denon DVD-3910 via "upconverted" 1080i over HDMI but have also
been checking out HDNET and Discovery HD via Dish Network's
942 HD DVR via 1080i HDMI. I have made no effort to calibrate the
picture yet since the PQ "out of the box" is pretty incredible.
Wow! The colors in the opening scenes of "House of a Thousand Daggers" is
simply amazing on this set. Color was very good on my JVC D-ILA ( one of its
stronger points ) but compared to this set the colors looked very washed out.
Colors are deep with blue looking blue, red looking red, etc. I have not seen
a single rainbow yet but this is my first DLP that I have owned and I have never
seen a rainbow in any store on any friend's set.
The "Cave Scene" in Tomb Raider II literally blew me away. The shadow detail
is utterly amazing for a rear projector and its hard to imagine this particular
scene looking any better - and the source is only 480i! Viewing various other
scenes, I have noticed the shadow detail on this unadjusted set is the best I
have seen on a rear projection TV, but still has much room for improvement to
rival high end 9 in. CRTs. But the blacks are as good if not better than what I
have seen on many but not all CRTs.
The opening scenes of Gladiator, which I also viewed on the Mits 1080p DLP
52 in., looked just as incredible. In these I could see most if not all of the
shadow detail. The scene looked pretty much the same on the Mits as the
Sammy and I am assuming the Mits was unadjusted as is mine at this point.
Needless to state my JVC D-ILA made much of this shadow detail look like "mud".
There is very little macroblocking from the Denon DVD-3910 on this set. I have
to really look for it in most scenes to even see it there ever so slightly. There
have been a few scenes were it was briefly more evident. The MB on the
1080p DLP Mits was more noticable on the same scenes but I am not sure
HDNET and Discovery HD look stunning - I just watched some of 'Choopers"
and really noticed the increase in detail as well how much more the colors
'pop" on this set. The blacks are really black - hard to believe how much
of a difference this makes - its been a couple years since I had CRT in
Most of the other HD channels look pretty bad. It is obvious a great deal
of compression is being used in their broadcast. Besides HDNET and
Discovery HD it looks like we will have to wait for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray
to really take advantage of what this set has to offer.
Well, back to drooling over the content my new 1080p DLP TV...
P.S. I have noticed no Video lag on DVDs, HDNET, and Discovery HD but
I did notice severe Video lag on some of the Voom channels...