Originally Posted by fade23
That's encouraging, as the Mitsubishi sets were known to be some some of the worst offenders in the bob test.
So you are saying you think his old Mitsubishi CRT
was bob deinterlacing?
I followed along with the entire old thread and the DRC-MF version dramas. Have you guys priced good external scaler/deinterlacers? Quality VPs only became affordable in the last 6-8 months. And when I say affordable, I mean .5x - 1x the cost of the A2000. And a year or two ago pixel-based motion adaptive cost what? Probably 5k+?
Gary did a good job of educating buyers on what they should be looking for. I think the way he presented his results as pass/fail caused people to freak out unnecessarily, but given the magazine format constraints and time it would have taken to do a detailed chart, it is understandable. Did any of you read the second article
? Were you able to pick out the differences in the photos without staring at the area highlighted in the box? Could you do it on a moving picture from 8 feet away?
I'm not saying you shouldn't look for a quality deinterlacer in your new (moderately) expensive TV. But some people in the old thread wanted to get together a class action lawsuit. People that probably couldn't tell bobbing from blending if you put a gun to their head. Which you shouldn't, because violence won't get your content deinterlaced properly.
So what is my long and rambling point? Sony has been taking care of it's customers... well, ok it's XBR customers... even when it wasn't cheap to do it. And this isn't an XBR set. But it accepts it's native resolution so if you don't like the deinterlacing it does... well then you can do something about it.