Originally Posted by Jack D
I'm curious to know if anyone has had enough experience with the HDMI blade to know if it was better implemented by Panny than what they did with the DVI blade. In other words is it less picky about accepting NR and did they fix the noise in the lower IRE problem.
I have the 7 series HDMI blade and have not seen any low IRE noise problems. It's clean at a distance and has the standard moving pixels look that plasmas use when seen up close. I don't have the DVI blade to compare it to though.
Edit: I should add for the record that I have an HD+ running native rate into a 50PHD7UY through an HDMI card. The built-in 1366x768 settings didn't work (got a black screen) so I had to make a few adjustments to get an image. Once I did that it was easy to get NR, which I did by using the vertical and horizontal test patterns. It is obvious when you have it as the patterns are completely uniform and clean.
I normalized the Panasonic display to factory settings first and made all size and location adjustments in the HD+ (using the single pixel wide boxes test pattern, what ever that is called :)). That way the factory settings on the Panasonic can be used.