My Blu-Ray 1080i picture is good but not stunning - help me please?

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  1. Mikeybloo

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    My TV (Philips 32pf9641d) runs at 1080i, my PS3 boxes are ticked up to 1080i, but have just played Casino Royale and the pic is very good, but not as good as the demo I saw of this movie in Toys'r'us. The colours don't seem so vibrant and the image in the store seemed to leap out at me a lot more (they could have been 1080p in store, would that make so much difference?). Is there any way to check during playback what resolution I am viewing, or do I assume that when the PS3 is switched on and shows 1080i, this is what I am seeing?
     
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    Surely it all depends on what tv the store had and what settings it had etc??
     
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    You can't compare the display TV in the store with yours as each TV is different and settings will also vary. Resolution can also make a difference. The quality of blu-rays is not going to be standard across the board for all TV's. Regards what resolution your TV is displaying when watching blu-rays if it says 1080i then that is what you're getting.
     
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    Hello
    The ps3 will not output at 1080i for blue ray, only 720p but it should still look stunning! is your tv set right?
     
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    Incorrect. The PS3 does not support 720p for blu-rays at the moment and will only output them at 1080p, 1080i and 480p. If the PS3 is set to output a maximum resolution of 1080i or 1080p then the blu-ray movies will display in one of those two depending on the maximum resolution the TV supports.
     
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    Sorry:oops: Wrong way round!!! just checked and you are right, it wont do 720 but does 1080 Fool that i am:)
     
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    Don't get me wrong, the pic quality is excellent, just not the massive improvement I was expecting over std dvd - my TV seems to be set up OK, just wondered if there was anyway to check the res while playing the blu-ray disc?
     
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    There should be an "info" button on your remote. As I don't know your TV I couldn't tell you exactly what it's called. As far as noticing a difference I think that's really only possible if you have a 42" or larger TV displaying 1080p. I can notice a difference on my 26" at 1080i but it's not as pronounced as it would be on a larger TV at the higher resolution.
     
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    i have a tosh' 37wlt58, as new gen' LCDs go, an older hd compat' lcd. Mine only supports 1080i but Casino Royale looks stunning, the difference over sd dvd is huge and incomparible- i know because my sis has the standard dvd of the film and being curious ive ran them together...the difference, as mentioned is vast!!
    also bear in mind the Bravias TVs given to stores to display the ps3s are set to the sharpest contrast and brightness to show you the ps3 at its very best and sway that sale!!
     
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    it could be that your tv doesnt do so well with 1080i maybe? i know that some older models fail to correct deinterlace a 1080i signal correctly.....
     
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    HD on a 32" ?

    i need to sit real close to my 37" to appreciate the difference over SD DVD.
     
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    your doing something wrong then:eek: the difference is blindingly obvious on my set
     
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    Same here, I have a 26" HDTV and the difference at 1080i compared to SD-DVD's is clear to see.

    Perhaps those that are not noticing much difference dont have their screen correctly calibrated?
     
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    I don't think the Bond disc looks THAT great either, so there might not be anything wrong with your TV. I am feeding it at 1080i on my 720p 40" Samsung TV and although it 'does' look better than an SD DVD - I don't think it's that big a leap forward. Before anyone jumps in and claims that it would look better on a 1080p TV - it's not true - at my viewing distance of 8 feet there is no difference between 1080p and 720p on a 40". Also, my TV scales 1080i to 720p really well, as I honestly can't tell the difference between running other HD video clips in 1080i or 720p on my TV...

    This disc looks good, but not 'that' much better than a decent quality upscaled dvd... It's definitely the disc itself, as I've seen better quality HD clips running on my TV and they look much better than this movie... I think it's the HD conversion they've used as I've heard that Black Hawk Down looks much better... I would try that before writing your TV off... (another reason for suspecting that conversion is an issue is because the title sequence looks to be in higher definition than the actual movie itself... I can definitely see the difference).
     
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    casino royale is one of the best transfers. maybe its something to do with running in 1080i from the ps3, because the film in 1080p is exemplary
     
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    Ive got a 32" lcd aswell and I think Casino Royale looked great in Bluray. Obviously it would look better on a 42"+ 1080p plasma/lcd but im not complaining. The difference is there, you would have to be blind not to notice (or sitting too far away) but not hugely on a 32".
     
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    I have the Samsung LE26R74BDX i downloaded the casino royale trailer from the store and WOW picture was amazing. Then got my Free copy from Sony and i am not that imprssed it doesn't look as nice as the trailer did. I know that my Tv is running at 1920x1080i as i checked with the info button. Are the trailers made to look better than the films because comapring scenes in the trailer with the scene in the film the trailer looks so much better.

    My PS3 is set to every resolution other than 1080p but is there something i am missing, fiddling with the TV settings for picture etc...
     
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    Timus, I think you may be right, as it was the trailer I saw in ToysRUs on a Sony 32" set - it definitely looked better than the disc from Sony. I will certainly try a few more Blu-ray movies before drawing any conclusions. I've watched XMen3 and it is again an excellent pic but not mind-blowing , but the 5.1 DTS sound is fantastic I must say. I'll try Black Hawk Down as has been suggested as a top example of BD qualityand see. I'm certainly not going to write off my TV, it is topnotch pic quality so I reckon my expectations of BD are probably just too high.
     
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    Im glad its not just me then, I guess i thought that Blu ray quality would be like the HD clips you see in Dixons etc... on the demo TV's. I have just bought into the Blue with jessica Alba not a great film but the blue sea looks nice in HD, and don't get me started on Jessica Alba wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I have a 40" R74 Sammy and CR through 1080i looks stunning and has stunning colours.

    Might be your TV settings mate, check the Contrast/Brightness/Colour levels.
     
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    Hadn't thought abou that, have to give that a try.
     
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    In order to appreciate the true difference between DVD and Blu-Ray one needs a TV as large as 42"/50". Unless you really watch closely on a 32" model.
    The issue is that 1080i looks absolutely stunning on some higher end HDTV's, 720p is a far better setting on most of the HDTV's out there.
     
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    The difference between SD DVD and Blu-Ray/HD-DVD is plain to see on my 26" HDTV
     
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    I'm sure it is, but not all visual flair comes to its own on a TV the size of a 26". Its not that Im saying your picture quality is worse on a 26", I'm saying that most importantly picture resolution and quality becomes very important on a 50" viewed at the same distance. Artifacts and distortions are picked up very quickly on screens of that size.
     
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    What a great thread I recently noticed the same thing and thought I was going mad.

    I have a Hitachi 42" plasma and have the free copy of CR. I was in virgin bluewater last week and saw a trailwer running (on a sony bravia) which looked so much better than the film did on my TV. I left the shop thoroughly depressed.

    Maybe this trailer has been encoded differently for maximum impact, or maybe we all need to pick up our manuals and learn to calibrate our TV's better.
     
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    OP , put your contrast up to 100% , Colour 50-60% and put your sharpness to halfway.
    Also turn off all processing features in the menus on the display , like digital enhancements etc.
    Then compare it.
     
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    I'll add my two pence worth and state that CR looks fantastic on my set. No prblems at all. I think the problem for all those that are disappointed with it, is that perhaps you were expecting more than you actually get. Take another look at all the extra facial detail, scene detail, more vibrant colour in the film world, and appreciate it for what it is.
     
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    Have just read through this, and agree with a lot of the points around the trailer being better quality than the BD version. Is there a reason why the trailer fills the whole screen (and therefore gives the impression of a better picture) and yet the BD version gives a letterbox view?

    Might be a daft question.
     
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    Just got a copy of Planet Earth and its amazing the picture is incredible, after having a fiddle with the settings on my Samsung it has made a noticeable improvement. So far i have been very impressed only watched the first disc so far but it is incredible.
     

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