Originally Posted by Tango22
Last night I finally had a chance to sit down and watch an entire movie (Serenity) on my XA1 that I picked up on Thursday. It's connected via HDMI to a Sammy HL-R6768W (calibrated by Eliab). I've always thought that my set looked fantastic with HD programming from DirecTV and standard DVDs up-converted with my Sony 3100ES. When Eliab finished the calibration of my Sammy a few months back, he told me that I haven't seen anything yet...wait until I see HD-DVD or BluRay on it. Last night was the best that my set has EVER looked. I had no idea that my DLP was capable of producing a picture like this. The detail and depth that I witnessed on the screen was phenomenal. I've read that Serenity has the worst picture quality of all of the recent releases. If that's the case, I can't wait to see what the other discs (and future releases) will look like. The sound was no slouch either!
I'm afraid that it's going to be extremely difficult to watch standard DVDs from this point on. We need more releases!
My own thoughts exactly! I have a 50''SXRD and the thing that really struck me when viewing HDDVD was the contrast and the BLACKS. Yes, the resolution is excelent, but I have NEVER seen blacks like this! The blacks are, well, BLACK! no hint of green, purple, etc. They are smooth and rich, with no visible banding, blocking. After all this time watching OTA and sat. HD now I finally know what this display can do, and it is simply outstanding.
I just cant express how thrilled I am. The cinema has been my main intrest in life since I was 16 (dont ask how long ago that was
) and this is like a dream come true for me. The next few years will be very exciting. When I think of how HDDVD and BD will look on future displays (like SED) I get a hard..... er, well, you know what I mean