Ok, here are some pictures and video taken with a Canon SD500 with the flash off:
DirecTivo HD10-250 HDVR output at 720p via RGB through my A/V Receiver to the XBR2 via RGB. My previous problem with macro blocking must have been the old RGB cables I was using. I went to Bestbuy and bought some Monster brand RGB cables, because I really didn't want to feed the XBR2 directly from the HDVR. I wanted my A/V to handle all the video switching. Well, the macro blocking is gone, even going RGB to the A/V to the XBR2.
I didn't take pictures of DVD input because my old 1999 Toshiba SD100 doesn't do the XBR2 justice. I'll wait til my Oppo971 arrives and post some from it.
Picture 1 Straight on from about 3 feet -
Picture 2 Left Angle -
Picture 3 Another Left Angle -
Picture 4 Top Left Angle -
Video - Will post Google Video link as soon as it is processed.