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|I say this because of the many negative remarks made about the Bravo D1's build quality and audio out issues|
|The Samsung which uses the Faroudja chip did have some ringing and that bothered me. Because most dvds already have a small to large amount of EE I dont want the dvd player adding its own on top of that. I prefer to add my own sharpness setting through my processor to suit my taste.|
Using the Avia resolution wedge pattern this player is perfectly clean right out to the edge better than the Samsung HD1000 so while some may think it is a little soft you are not loosing any resolution at all. The player is just more accurate passing the original dvd info and not adding its own artifacts.
I definitely prefer the image of this player to the Samsung HD1000.
This of course is personal taste. I am running a large screen size 9 feet wide and EE really spoils the image at that size. I prefer an accurate smooth film look not an edgy vhs look.
|whoa calm down there chief remember the 931 also has DVI and slated to cost $299.|
|The bigger question is... Will the Samsung 931 allow 720p and 1080i upscaled output thru DVI into non-HDCP displays? Not too likely. The D1 does now.|
|The D1 does not. At least with a Pioneer plasma. The 5002 card will not accept a 720p or 1080i signal. Not a limitation of the D1, but don't post false facts.|
|quoted by pciav,|
The reason the D1 won't work into the 5002 card is because the DVI input only accepts PC signals, this is a known limitation well discussed in the plasma forum and documented in the technical manual. The Leeza is seen as a PC Signal so it works. In order to use the D1 with the 503 you are going to have to replace the 5002 card with either the new KD card coming out or the one or the new Aurora cards in order for it to recognize video signals (480p, 720p, or 1080i).
|Originally posted by santellavision|
It's been posted that the D1 DOES in fact output 720p and 1080i TO Non-HDCP sets. Just because you're display won't work, don't blame the D1, it's your Plasma.