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The Onkyo SP-1000 HDMI supplement document lists the following resolutions:


640 x 480p 4:3 60Hz

720 x 480p 4:3 60Hz

720 x 480p 16:9 60Hz

1280x 720p 16:9 60Hz

1920x1080i 16:9 60Hz

720x 576p 4:3 50Hz

720x 576p 16:9 50Hz

1280x 720p 16:9 50Hz

1920x1080i 16:9 50Hz


Does anyone know if it is possible to set other resolutions? I'm interested particularly in 1024 x 768p 4:3, which is the native resolution of my HT1000.
 

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Chouca

I have a SP 1000 DVD player and you are correct on the resolution

I don't see 1024x768 res. in the menu unless there is a up grade to that res. But I can tell you that this player has a pristine picture


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I can't help whith the custom resolutions, but I have to agree whith Glen on the Onkyo sp 1000 having a pristine picture.


This is something I can not say about the 5900 I used to own, or the 3910 that I have been comparing it two.

As a matter of fact, I would say that the sp 1000's picture is pristine, bordering on perfection :)



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I actually own the 3910 and I am leaning towards auditioning the onkyo sp 1000. Pic Q of a dvd player unit is most important to me. Do you think earz that it has obviously better pic compared to the 3910???
 

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Originally posted by Chouca
The Onkyo SP-1000 HDMI supplement document lists the following resolutions:


640 x 480p 4:3 60Hz

720 x 480p 4:3 60Hz

720 x 480p 16:9 60Hz

1280x 720p 16:9 60Hz

1920x1080i 16:9 60Hz

720x 576p 4:3 50Hz

720x 576p 16:9 50Hz

1280x 720p 16:9 50Hz

1920x1080i 16:9 50Hz


Does anyone know if it is possible to set other resolutions? I'm interested particularly in 1024 x 768p 4:3, which is the native resolution of my HT1000.
At the last Cedia I tried lobbying for 1366x768p--60hz.

Most Dvd manufacturers didn't seem interested.

That would cover most of the 50" and larger plasmas plus

some projectors. But no one would commit. On the Onkyo (Integra) website

it did mention 768p, but it does not exist for now. First quality universal

player that offers that, I would buy, try it with my Panasonic TH-50PHD6uy.



Glen, did the Marantz DV-9500 show up yet?


Thanks

JIm

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First quality universal

player that offers that, I would buy, try it with my Panasonic TH-50PHD6uy.
Do you know for a fact that you can drive the Panny at native rate? IIRC, Joe Murphy Jr has been trying to track down the timings and has been unsuccessful so far. Also, 720p and 1080i are standardized resolutions. [email protected] video timings for one display may not work for another. This is why most DVD players don't support it. And the ones that do may not work on all displays with 1366x768. Get a IScan HD and you can configure any output resolution your heart desires. :)


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Originally posted by joerodcowboys
I actually own the 3910 and I am leaning towards auditioning the onkyo sp 1000. Pic Q of a dvd player unit is most important to me. Do you think earz that it has obviously better pic compared to the 3910???
I still have both the 3910 and sp 1000, and yes the sp 1000 is the winner of these two for video/ audio/ build quality, and every other category.

I have only compared on a 110 in screen and it is obvious.


You need to read the Integra dps 10.5 thread, as they are the same player.

There you will find a lot more opinions than just mine, and also links to German and French Reveiws of the sp 1000 against the Denon 5900/3910 Marantz 9500 and Pioneer 59avi.


No pro reveiw or personal comparison has the Onkyo sp 1000 /Integra dps 10.5 as second best, in every case, there preffered over the competition.


A unanamous universal...so to speak :cool:



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Larry


My thinking, since Onkyo/Integra has a different scaler

they could provide more different rez settings.


I should have said 1360 or 1368 not 1366x768p.

Having a choice of over-scan of 2 pix or under-scan of 6 pix.


Dvdo has a P50(panny glass as you know) driven by a IscanHD

but set at 1360x768p. My other input is a pace 550 HD box,

understanding that a IscanHD will not help std cable. I couldn't

justify the expense.


Thanks

Jim :)
 

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Hey Jim,

Having a custom resolution menu would have made a nice "add on" feature of the 10.5 over the 1000. Other than that, big companies don't always see things the way we do. :) Sometimes I wish my P50 was only 1280x720, but I'd rather have the extra pixel density.


From the way Joe was talking, I assumed the Panny could do 1366x768 even though I know the P50 will only accept 1360x768 and it uses the Panny glass - didn't know if glass or electronics (or both) were the "cause".


I had an IScan HD and sent it back. It really didn't add any value for me and my P50 even thought it is an excellent product. It might be worth a try with your Panny if your current player has good 480i output. 30 day "no quibble" money back guarantee. :) The biggest improvement I saw was with SD from cable. But I don't watch SD very often. HD from cable is just pass-through. The HD+ will change that for the same price as the original HD.


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EARZ, I am taking the plunge with the SP 1000! It will arrive on Friday!!! I can't wait to compare. I will use the HDMI to DVI and be ready for component (BTB level ready) if need be. I have a 65 inch widescreen Sony WV700 ISF calibrated display. I really enjoy D VHS D Theater titles from my HM 5U. I am very spoiled and the 3910 looks pretty good but I honestly think my Sony 999 ES looked better with its component! Thanks for your help!!!
 

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Joerod,

After you get the firmware fix for the SP-1000 then decide between component or HDMI. Then you'll need to get recalibrated because, as you know, the ISF calibration is only valid for the source(s) it was calibrated against - except for convergence (I think your TV is CRT). You should be very happy with the SP-1000.


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Thanks PoopScoop, yes it is a CRT, any word when the firmware will be available? Do I get it thru Onkyo? I should probably plan on using COMPONENT til I get the "fix", correct? I will have to play around with it. I will get my display calibrated again, this time I am going to video tape the technician. The Pic Q should look good with the component anyhow, maybe even better than using HDMI. Time will tell though, thanks again...Joe
 

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Oh I just was told the unit I am getting was sent to my authorized dealer late last week (from Onkyo factory). Is there a chance it wont need the firmware???
 

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Okay I have the unit and so far am very happy. One question, as I have been using the HDMI out. Can you make video adjustments when you are using the HDMI out? I can and notice the picture change when I use component, but not when I use the HDMI. Granted it does look PRISTINE, but I wanted to tweak the sharpness and slightly change the gamma level. I was wondering if there was a seperate menu to access it or am I just missing something. And 1080i does seem most optimal thus far. It does look very clear though, better than my component, and definitely better than my 3910 and 5900 Denon's. I also learned the hardway that DIGITAL audio 2 needs to be used when using HDMI out, not 1 or you tend to get AV sync problems...
 

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Okay I have the unit and so far am very happy. One question, as I have been using the HDMI out. Can you make video adjustments when you are using the HDMI out? I can and notice the picture change when I use component, but not when I use the HDMI. Granted it does look PRISTINE, but I wanted to tweak the sharpness and slightly change the gamma level. I was wondering if there was a seperate menu to access it or am I just missing something. And 1080i does seem most optimal thus far. It does look very clear though, better than my component, and definitely better than my 3910 and 5900 Denon's. I also learned the hardway that DIGITAL audio 2 needs to be used when using HDMI out, not 1 or you tend to get AV sync problems...
No gamma or sharpness while using hdmi.

I use my dlp pj's adjustments, but only for calibration.


One way to get over this is watch a scene on your 3910, then watch the same scene on your sp 1000....repeat about 6-12 times with any given different film and you will foget all about adjusting the sp 1000 while using hdmi....and your 3910 will be history...if it isn't already :D


The 3910 is full of adjustments, but evidently not enough to make it come close to the sp 1000.....beleive me I tried for weeks and can not live whithout the sp 1000's pristine picture at any resolution.


Sounds like your another S/I convert....and its real funny that everyone thats compared ,likes this player better than any other player for 2.5k or less, and yet it has the hdmi/dvi bug.


I can't wait to try it after the btb patch shows up.



Greg
 
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