that is great news, but the firmware upgrade brings up a few questions in itself and I will also use the occasion to ask a few more questions that popped up during my first hours with the TV One units and to report my findings so far:
Will the settings be left intact with the frimware update ?
Can I revert to the older firmware if problems arise ?
Is there any way yet that I can back up all my settings through the software ?
And on another note I have a few questions regarding general usability which if not implented yet would also be feature requests of mine:
With a given output resolution is there an option to to have a preset to get a 16:9 picture in the middle of my scope screen ? I find myself wanting this quite a bit with a lot of Blu-Rays that have popup menues that are mostly in the lower black bars.
Regarding the RS232 control: I think I would prefer to use that if the adjustments allowed as fine a granularity as with setting everything on the units themselves, at the moment this is not possible however and the adjustments are only possible in jumps, for example for setting a blend zone parameter I have a slider that takes me for example from 182 to 191, whereas at the unit itself I can adjust in steps of 1, on the PC I could never get to a value of 184 at the moment so the usability of the software is very low at the moment.
What is the recommended setting of the deinterlacer so that it leaves progressive sources untouched ? I have been using "auto" so far but it would be nice to have some kind of "off" setting to know the deinterlacer is not doing anything.
Now regarding my tests so far:
I can happily report that I was successful achieving 1:1 pixel mapping to my source of 1920 x 820p 23,976 and taking it to 1920 x 820p 71,928
With regard to flawless pans and judder free motion this setup looked as good as anything I have seen before and then some due to the higher resolution and light output achieved and due to the higher ANSI contrast that comes with such a setup.
I went back to a single projector on the same screen and it seemed dim to me - at 12 fL !
It was very easy to arrive at a seamless blendzone at higher IRE's, lower IRE's still have the blend zone showing up and I will have to adjust for that.
As my preliminary tests were mainly for artefacts with 24 Hz sources and 1:1 pixel mapping I did not do that much about the blend zone but so far I like very much what I have been seeing and I will continue my tests on another screen and with different projectors