Originally Posted by AJ_Syrinx
I'm not familiar with the term "black crushing", but I have my A2 connected via an HDMI-to-DVI cable. I read my TV's manual and the DVI port is HDCP as well. I upconvert my SD DVDs via HDMI/DVI with no problems. Check your TV's menu to see if there's a setting on the DVI input itself. I had to change a setting from one standard to a different one because the image was too stretched. It was fine once I changed it.
I'm assuming you are just looking at your TV and have not run any physical tests to actually know the difference.
I too can run a SD-DVD with the HDMi to DVi cable. It looks better with the Component as there is more detail in dark scenes. The opening scene to Transformers HD-DVD is a perfect example of the Black Crush issue using the HDMI to DVI cable. It loses all the detail on the cube when it's in the shadows vs it looks fine over component.
I have a Sony GWIII 60 RPLCD. I have the A2 (FW 2.5) connected to the tv with an HDMI to DVI cable. While using the THX Optimizer tests, it clearly fails the BTB and WTW tests as indicated in a number of other threads.
One may argue, big deal, that is a calibration issue. Maybe so BUT I notice that the A2 also crushes black aka black crush. Google it of you don't know what this is.
There is nothing wrong with my TV (other than lacking HDMI) as other players and inputs work fine, it's just when using the HDMI to DVI cable on the A2 (so I can upconvert SD-DVDs) the problem arises.
If we could get 1080i over components or no Black Crush over HDMI to DVI then I wouldn't be here posting this.
Again, can this be fixed via a firmware upgrade or is this a hardware issue?
People are saying the A3 doesn't have the BTB/ WTW/ Black Crush issue so I want to know what Toshiba did to fix the problem.
Also, does the XA2 have the same issues with BTB/ WTW and Black crush?