Originally Posted by splattered
Ok guys, i came home from work and decided to check out my set again. I tried messing with all the DNR/EE/Etc modes and none of it made much if any difference as far as the grainy look goes. Now that i am more used to the set i the problem looks more obvious to me.
First i turned on the 360 (Component) and the menu looks great... tried watching some DLC videos of game trailers and it looked really good outside of the usual compression artifacts on DLC previews. I tried watching Planet Earth (Jungles) and the grain is pretty bad. I noticed that it is more apparent in darker scenes as well. I don't really know how to properly describe it so i did my best to take some pictures with my camera. It looks far more exaggerated in the pictures than it does to my eyes, but you will have a blatant idea of whats going on here. I took two pictures, one of it from a foot or two back, and one up close.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...F/PE360_01.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...F/PE360_02.jpg
I started the first chapter of the Jungles section and paused it. On the 360 it is only producing 1080i through Component so that might be why it looks much worse than the PS3 1080p via HDMI. I noticed that the 360 video grain effect seems to be a little more colorful than the HDMI grain which looks to me to be more of a white based grain.
I pushed Info during the movie and this is what it said:
1080i H33 x V60
Next i turned on my PS3 which is connected via 1.3 HDMI from Monoprice. I tried messing w the picture settings and for some reason the HDMI Black Level etc settings are greyed out (Im in Standard mode for all sources if that makes a difference) Again from sitting back in the chair the menu looked great and i played a bit of the Ratchet and Clank demo and that also looked good, though a bit jagged around the edges. When i got super close the static scenery looked good but if something moved it got a little jagged and almost looked like it had little lines running through it... i dont know how to properly describe it but de-interlacing seems to come to mind. May be used totally wrong here, forgive my TV Term ignorance :P
For some reason when i took pictures of the menu screen and of the demo menu screen, the camera picked up weird wavy and colored lines which arent visible with the naked eye. It still gives you an idea of what it looks like compared to BR/HD movies, minus the wavy lines of course.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../PS3RCMenu.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../PS3RCDemo.jpg
Finally i put Pirates of the Caribbean 3 back in. The Disney preview video before the Main Menu looks fine, and the Menu itself with the talking skull is very sharp and impressive looking. I then skipped to the scene where they are sneaking into chow yun fat's lair. Very dark scene... it was displaying at 1080p and the grain was much more tolerable than on Planet Earth on the 360, but that may just be the 1080p vs 1080i difference for all i know. Again i took a picture of it further back, and then one up close. There is a bit of glare on the screen from my camera, ignore that. For some reason when i take pictures of a movie playing the wavy off colored lines dont show up on the camera.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...F/PCPS3_01.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...F/PCPS3_02.jpg
Again i pushed Info during the movie and this is what it said:
1080p H27 X V24
I might need to mention that i live in a 1550sq ft metal sided mobile home from the 70s.. it is well insulated though. The wiring sucks and electricians have even noted as much, so maybe a power conditioner could help? I have no clue... they are pretty expensive though
Keep in mind that all the artifacts you see in these pics are exaggerated by the camera compared to what you can see with the naked eye...
So what do you guys think? You might have to click on "Full Size" when viewing the pics, photobucket sucks...