Originally Posted by jlwine
After having an Anthem AVM 20 for many years I just purchased an AVM 50. When sending a signal from either my TiVo Series 3 and my Directv HR20 via HDMi to the Anthem and then to the TV the picture is very "blotchy." If I go straight to the TV a 52" Sony Bravia XBR4 the picture is excellent. When going through the Anthem, although the blacks looks excellent and and the colors are fairly acurate the image apppears like it is painted in water colors. Watching swimmmers in the Olympics their bare skin looks painted on with very unnatural shawdows. I have been throught the calibration steps on the first post of this thread and I have tried all the different color spaces and data under Video Configurations. I have even made sure that the incoming native signal from sources matches the output from the AVM 50. I'm sure Im missing something-but I sure cant figure it out--please help.
This is something that's hard to address without being right there to see what you are seeing, but let's give it a try.
First I need you to report some stuff:
Select one of these sources that's giving you bad video.
Bring up the Video Source Adjust menu (under the "7" key) and report what it is showing for video input and output in the Info panel.
Also report the settings you currently have set in its Picture, Crop Input, Scale Out, and Output panels. Scroll down into those to get the numeric values.
Next report the settings in Setup / Video Output for the Video Configuration you are using for that source.
Finally, if there are any source device picture settings you can find, report those, and then go to your display and report what you have set for its settings for the HDMI input from the Anthem. Give me ALL the video related settings you can find -- including the basic Brightness/Contrast/Color/Tint/Sharpness values and any other confusing settings like "AGC". For the display's settings like Brightness, please tell me the range of those as well: E.g. Brightness is 45 in the range 1-100.
This will tell us if there is anything obvious wrong in your setup. If not, then we'll have to walk you through the process of checking your specific settings.
Another thing to try is to temporarily hook up Component video from the source and also between the Anthem and the display to see if you have the same issue. This will tell us if the problem seems to be isolated to HDMI input or output or is also happening with Component.
If the Component hookup is better, then try Component input to the Anthem and HDMI output to the display. That will tell us if the problem is on the HDMI input side or output side.
I'm assuming your input connections are HDMI to HDMI and that your output to the display is also HDMI to HDMI. If in fact either of those is HDMI to DVI let me know. Also I'm assuming you have no intervening devices on either side such as HDMI switcher or splitter boxes. Let me know if that's not true.
ETA: I also need you to report the settings you are currently using in Setup / Source Setup for that source device.