Originally Posted by armadillo
Ettepet: There is no sudden change of attitude, at least from my side. I really would like to love this PJ and I actually just walked in to see it and was fully prepared pull the trigger on a purchase. But the picture is what it is and if I find the image offensive, as I do, that's what it is for my personal decision. I can only suggest to folks to first check it out in person before buying.
There have been a truck load of people complaining about and critisizing the RS1 the past few weeks (mainly noise & saturation issues). Also I stumbled on some older comparison by Wet1 (here
I think it is great to hear all sides, but because viewing condition often stay unclear, and units and personal preferences differ it is kinda hard to see what's true. For me at least until I get my own unit.
There was a whole discussion about the new Samsung BR-player having LFE problems until it became clear that its BM (=Bass Management) sucked and needed to be switched off.
People complained about noise, did most of them have way too much fL? If they played their movies on the XA2, why didn't they use its superb noise filter? (is the result too crappy??)
Maybe it would be a good idea with all the uncovered shortcomings of the RS1 to get some picture comparisons done with a calibrated
RS1 and one of these 'great alternatives' people mention. Also with overly-saturated sources (HDTV/etc), and what improvements Gamma C and Color-adjustments can give here.
And if the saturation really stays that bad I'd like to know if only a Crystallio II can truly correct saturation. Could one of the new super powerful graphic cards do it. It seems such a waste to have to spend $5K+ just to correct this issue. A powerful graphics card can be used for other means as well..