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CineMotion feature

marknyc
10-17-2005, 01:51 PM
One more question about the Sony XBR800 I picked up yesterday. I really want to use the 3:2 pulldown correction when I watch DVDs. But the menu that allows you to select this (Advanced Video) is grayed out when I select the DVD input. It is only accessible while in TV mode.

If I set one of the 4 viewing modes to CineMotion while watching TV, I assume that setting will stay when I watch a DVD. So if I set "Movie" mode to Cinemotion rather than to Interlaced or Progressive while watching TV broadcasts, it stays that way whether I watch a DVD or TV, right?

It's just strange that I can't access that menu while watching DVDs with component video input.

Thanks again,

Mark

P.S. The picture quality is amazing!

maicaw
10-17-2005, 03:17 PM
I really want to use the 3:2 pulldown correction when I watch DVDs. But the menu that allows you to select this (Advanced Video) is grayed out when I select the DVD input. It is only accessible while in TV mode....It's just strange that I can't access that menu while watching DVDs with component video input.I have a 34xbr800 - I think it relies on the DVD player to do it in progressive 480p -I understand DVDs are mastered in 480i- I think you will find that pull down is functioning (or perhaps not required)- for 480p - you can access that menu with 480i component signals - you could try setting your DVD to interlaced output and see if you can tell a difference using the CineMotion pulldown in the XBR - it upconverts everything to 1080i/30Frames/sec internally - so you probably won't see much difference - but it will let you play around with the DRC settings.

marknyc
10-17-2005, 04:39 PM
Just called Sony, and the not-too-informed tech person I got eventually said that Advanced Video is grayed out when you are watching component progressive DVDs because that's the best image you can get.

Have others found also that Advanced Video options are not available when watching component progressive DVD players?

maicaw
10-17-2005, 04:50 PM
Just called Sony, and the not-too-informed tech person I got eventually said that Advanced Video is grayed out when you are watching component progressive DVDs because that's the best image you can get.? - so why do you think that is incorrect?

BrianO
10-18-2005, 12:12 AM
Cinemotion is one of Sony's 3 DRC (Digital Reality Creation) viewing modes for 480i signals only. DRC is not active when viewing a 480p, 720p or 1080i source. Therefore, you cannot use it to "enhance" a progressive scan DVD signal.

marknyc
10-18-2005, 12:30 PM
Yay! That's the answer I was looking for!

So is it better to watch a DVD interlaced with CineMotion, or progressive without?

Emsurfer
10-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Yay! That's the answer I was looking for!

So is it better to watch a DVD interlaced with CineMotion, or progressive without?

Logic would say progressive without CineMotion, but I do not have the SONY TV so someone else would have to comment. You could always try both and let your eyes decide.
:eek:

maicaw
10-18-2005, 03:52 PM
againI have a 34xbr800 - I think it relies on the DVD player to do it in progressive 480p -I understand DVDs are mastered in 480i- I think you will find that pull down is functioning (or perhaps not required)- for 480p - you can access that menu with 480i component signals - you could try setting your DVD to interlaced output and see if you can tell a difference using the CineMotion pulldown in the XBR - it upconverts everything to 1080i/30Frames/sec internally - so you probably won't see much difference - but it will let you play around with the DRC settings.

BrianO
10-18-2005, 05:19 PM
Yay! That's the answer I was looking for!

So is it better to watch a DVD interlaced with CineMotion, or progressive without?

Not necessarily. It depends on how good your DVD player is at de-interlacing. Try it both ways and let your eyes decide.

Captain Kirk
10-18-2005, 08:31 PM
I have the XBR960 and I toyed around with this. I decided to leave my DVD player (JVC) set to progressive (which grayed out the DRC functions as previously mentioned). Progressive produced a little smoother picture for me.
But playing around with it like the last post mentioned is the best bet. Not all DVD palyers were created equal especially when it comes to de-interlacing.