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Toshiba SD-9500 advice please

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by chips, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. chips

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    In the November What Video & TV test of this machine they say the following:

    "While the chroma crosstalk figure we recorded was one of the best ever, the Tosh's high-frequency response at 5.8MHz (through composite, S-Video and interlaced component) was truly appalling.

    We called in another sample.......same results......verified by Toshiba.

    It seems that the company's engineers neglected to optimise the luminance filters of the (software-controlled) video encoder for PAL video rather than NTSC."

    They go on to say that a CD-ROM based firmware fix is now available.

    I use mostly interlaced component and sometimes progressive and have not noticed any picture problems with either, both look superb to me. I don't know if my machine has the fix or not, but as the majority of my DVDs are NTSC would I not be better off with luminance filters optimised for NTSC anyway.

    Do I get the fix or would I be better off without it?
     
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    You are happy, why bother...
    I would obtain the CD firmware upgrade disc, just in case, then if necessary pop it in sometime.
    No doubt everyone will disagree :cool: .
     

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