Hello there. First post here. I recently purchased a consumer setup to get started with HD and I'm having some issues.
Toshiba 26HF85 HD-ready TV
Toshiba SD-V593 DVD/VCR combo unit with HDMI
With my relatively low level of knowledge, most everything seems to work properly. The problem shows up when I am watching a DVD with the output set to 1080i, and sometimes 720p. When I do that, often there is some discolored "banding" in the picture, mostly found in part of the movie which have a high contrast. For example, last night I was watching "The Return of the King" Extended edition and when Arwyn is talking about reforging the sword and she walks toward the statue holding the broken shards, there is a very bright light behind her silhouette. At that point, the the screen shows less-than-white bars moving up and down along the screen. Also happens a lot whenever the sky is depicted on screen. When the screen isn't having one of these high contrast moments, things appear to be fine, but I might just be missing is since I'm a new guy to HD.
When I press the HDMI button on my remote and change the resolution to 480p the problem goes away (but the picture looks different, especially the color). Sometimes I can go to 720p and it's ok. But I have yet to watch a DVD with the player set to 1080i and have no banding.
I'm using HDMI to connect the player to the TV.
I appreciate any help you have to offer. Thanks!