Originally Posted by dad1153
Yikes, looks like the "banding" on my 747i isn't isolated!
dmkara, have you noticed any (and I do mean ANY) instance of "banding" with your 747i while watching regular TV/HDTV/video in it? Since I discovered "banding" on the grey screens of my SA 8300 HD-DVR I've spent an obscene amount of hours looking for it when I'm playing games, watching sports, etc. I've given up, I cannot see the "banding" from the grey screen during regular use. Apparently its not as bad as the "banding" on the newest Sharp Aquos 1080p LCD's, which often jumps out at viewers during regular shows.
I've noticed banding as well. I watched STAR WARS last night with my nephews, the GOUT 4x3 Letterboxed version, and I noticed the banding at moments during scenes on Tatooine. I'm interested in Techaholic's assertion that the brightness might be too high, as I had played around with some calibration settings and upped the brightness for HDMI1. This was before my "eggs" had disappeared, so I think I'm going to reset to factory defaults and start again now that the set appears to have corrected some of it's shipping quirks. I've noticed the bands during very bright upconverted material, like the deserts in STAR WARS and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. At first I thought they might be artifacts of older film transfers, but I don't think that's the case anymore as they are consistent in their screen position.
Question: I used the DIGITAL VIDEO ESSENTIALS disk to test the PLUGE signal to make sure that I was getting the all the right picture information. That's what led me to raise the brightness on HDMI1, which I thought seemed odd as others have mentioned turning the brightness down. Is DVE not going to work properly with an LCD? I'm also debating whether I might want to use the brightness settings for the HDMI out on my DVD player instead of adjusting the LCD. Thoughts?