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Alright!!! I'm happy to say that all functions are working as expected and even better. The home and action menu buttons have faster response times and don't present any delays.
Now, for the fun part! The color luminance on the Cinema Pro and Home presets is much improved. White luminance seems to have the most impact. Before a full white screen could have a yellowish hue, but now it's gone. For reference, we watched some regular television content and The Shallows on UHD. It was immediately noticeable during playback that the zones were performing much better in regard to light bleed; specifically into the black bars. Before the update, pausing on my Oppo would create a significant shift in the black bars at the top left, but now, there was barely any bleed. I can say this update has really improved the display.
Lastly, if you haven't seen The Shallows on UHD, go get your copy now! This is a truly suspenseful movie that ranks only below Jaws in the Shark movie category. The HDR is amazing and the long shots of the beach and water are magnificent. The wide color gamut really shines here too, with blood taking on the true crimson color in the water, contrasting to the deep blues of the water. I thought maybe I was just caught up in the experience, but even my wife commented several times on how much better the colors, detail, and overall experience was compared to the standard Blu-ray. There were several moments during the film that what apppeared on screen was so visually jarring, it appeared it was happening in my living room. The depth was so realistic, it appeared three-dimensional. Alright, enough about that, as I have to get back to my beloved Houston Rockets and root on a Championship run!
Routh Family Theater
- My Dedicated Home Theater Build - 7.1.4 Atmos Setup
Seymour AV 100" Electronic Masking Screen - Klipsch RF-7 II's, RC-64 II, RS-62 II's, RS-52 II's, CDT-5650 II-C x 4 - PSA V3600I Sub
Marantz AV7705 with TK421 Modification - Panasonic UBD 820
Emotiva XPA -7 & XPA-5 - Sony XBR-75x940c with Ideal-Lume Panelight (Living Room)