Sony BDP-S1: Serious Banding/Interlace Issue

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  1. Karim Nogas

    Karim Nogas Stunt Coordinator

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    BR Player: Sony BDP-S1
    Display: Sony KP-53XBR300 (Max. resolution: 1080i)
    Connection: component

    Hi,

    I've noticed a serious problem with the image produced by the Sony player on my display with both BR and SD-DVD. There are 'bands' that take up up to a third of the image that have a different black level than the rest of the image. It happens consistently throughout the film and now that my eyes have adjusted, I can spot these bands in every DVD I play.

    I'm hoping this is merely a calibration issue in that the set was ISF calibrated a few years ago for a different DVD player. Alternatively, could this be a hardware problem with the set? Would an external video processor help?

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to run through VE/Avia again but I doubt I'll make much of an impact.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SherardP

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    no probs like that with my sony player, try adjusting the set. Im running HDMI though.
     
  3. Karim Nogas

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    Thankfully, I don't think it's a hardware issue but a calibration issue. After running through Avia and VE, it became apparent that the brightness setting was the main culprit. Unfortunately, the pseudo-correct calibration level has made the set extremely dark. I found Underworld: Evolution to be virtually unwatchable because of how dark it is. I'm not sure if the image is accurate at all.

    Short of getting another ISF calibration, I don't think there's much more I can do.
     
  4. Cees Alons

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    Perhaps you may be able to get a better image with the new HD DVD DVE disc. It was delayed, but I believe it will get a new release date soon.

    I can't believe it works for HD DVD only.


    Cees
     
  5. Karim Nogas

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    Thanks for that. I'll keep my eyes open for it.
     

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