Originally Posted by grrickar
I have the DN191H connected to my 32" Samsung HDTV, and the picture is much improved over standard DVD, with one exception. I found that dark portions of the display show serious artifacting. If I am watching a dark movie like "The Matrix" the effect is so apparent it ruins the experience of watching this. It is connected using a Philips 6' DVI-HDMI cable to the TV. It does this regardless of the resolution setting. In the owner's manual, it states if you experience problems such as this your TV may not be compatible? What gives? Anyone else have this issue? I have planned to take the unit to a friends house and connect it to his TV with the same cable to rule out the unit and/or cable being bad.
I have a Toshiba 32" CRT HDTV, and over the HDMI/DV Link I see pure black patches in all the dark areas. I believe this may be because the HDMI colorspace has a higher range (16 vs 12 bit?) of values and the conversion from HDMI to DVI is "clipping" the darkest values to black. If the player allowed selection of the colorspace or normalizing to 12 bit, this could be avoided, but with this player HDMI to DVI conversion will likely always display that effect with at least some DVDs.
I also was not able to get the player to change resolution modes, it just displayed the slashed circle (international 'no' sign) when I pressed the resolution button on the player, when using hdmi to dvi. My TV only supports 1080i, so I'll have to try the lg191 against my 720p lcd at home.
Also, my unit pauses for no reason on some rental cds that look fine visually.