My Malata picture is very grainy and shows artifacts - any ideas why?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I bought the Malata N966 a few weeks ago.

    Hooked up originally with S-VIDEO and just

    recently, disconnected the S-VIDEO and went

    with very good component cable from Better Cables.

    I properly hooked the RED, GREEN, BLUE cables to

    both the output of the Malata and input of my

    Toshiba.

    I went into the Malata setup selected PROGRESSIVE

    scan mode.

    The player plays fine except that the picture

    is very grainy compared to my Panasonic RP91.

    In addition, I can see shimmering effects in the

    picture on rooftops and walls.

    Could there be another adjustment that I have

    overlooked that is basically making my Malata

    picture look like shit?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Yes, I did select 16:9.

    I know about the filters (have not tried

    them yet), but since ALL the discs I have

    put in the player look like crap, I figured

    that it probably wasn't the filter setting.

    Perhaps I am wrong.

    Also...

    Player was manufactured in November 2001.

    I see no switch in the back. There is a small

    open slot/slit that says UPGRADE NORMAL. Is this

    the switch? I just thought a switch would be

    a noticeable toggle switch.
     
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    SMART filter should work for most DVDs. On many DVDs with bad flags and PAL dvds, STILL often is best.

    Ron, can you post your settings (both basic and expert)? The Malata menu is not very intuitive and can be cryptic at times. It took a while before I figured out what everything meant, but I have a good handle on them now. I just don't have it in front of me for reference at this time.

    Also, make sure you disconnect other video connections completely...they will adversely affect the progressive component output!
     
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    Ron, did you find the problem? Or does your Malata output still look like crap?
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    Marc,

    All is well.

    The settings on the Toshiba were totally

    off in the new component mode I plugged the

    player into.

    I had thought that Gregg's calibration was

    across the board on all inputs. This input's

    settings were too high for brightness and sharpness.

    After the adjustments, the Malata looked great.

    Thanks.
     

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