Thanks Gary. I am giving it top shelf priority with about 6 inches of open space. And of course behind it is completely open.
As I reported I have not seen a sparklie in over 3 years with various different components (those that know me know I like reviewing) which include about 10 different Blu ray players, all the onkyo receivers and now their 885 pre amp as well as almost all of the HD DVD players... So as reported it is not my cables... Other proof is the fact that when I take the 50 pro out of the chain they are gone. If it were cable related they would still be there... Plus I have gefen superbooster 141s that are very good...
Now after spending all day comparing I have made a decision on which unit is staying in my rack. When I woke up this morning I could have bet my life that it would have been the C2. After working back and forth with each one I was able to get the 50 pro set up the way I like it. And after having my WIfe help (it's Father's Day- I adopted her daughter 6 months ago) as a present, she picked the 50 pro each time. I admit I like the sharper image a lot more. It is razor sharp. You can see every blemish or pore on people's faces!
I also noticed the deeper black levels to. One other last thing which took the cake. I was watching some of the Cubs and SOX games and I noticed there was a little noise around the scores information box (both games)... When I turned on the Mosquito to LOW it was gone!
Now that is really cool. I could not get rid of it easily with the C2. And when I did (using NR) it introduced other artifact in the picture. So kudos to DVDO. I am now an official 50 pro owner.
On another note (this goes to [email protected]
) I am using 1.0 until tomorrow and I cannot get 1080p/23.98 into the 50 pro. If I were BETA testing for you I would have easily caught that for you guys. You can call on me anytime you like in the future. Speaking of software which one should I load? 1.2 or 1.4?
And Gary I will definitely get a replacement if the 'sparklies' show up again... It could just be a bad unit. I have had my share of them and totally understand it happens...