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Posted 02 July 2007 - 04:29 PM
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:35 PM
Photos work fine but still have the rendering/squeezing issue. PQ is better than through WMP though.
Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:03 AM
Originally Posted by greenwave View Post
1. Photo PQ is, quite frankly, terrible. On my PC LCD monitor the pictures are correct ratio/size, colors are vibrant and impressive, and resolution is outstanding. On the HR20 those same photos are squished; appear blurry; and colors are muted. Are there settings I can adjust to improve the PQ and/or correct the size/ration issue? If not, doesn't this bode poorly for video transfer or VOD if and when those functions are enabled?
The PQ in photos is unlikely to get any better, from what I understand. The problem is that the HR20 renders its user interface (GUI) in 480p, then up converts it to the current resolution setting to the TV. So, since photos are rendered along with the HR20 GUI, photos are also rendered in a much lower resolution than your HD TV.
I would think the issues with the aspect ratio of the pictures can/should be fixed. Seems the HR20 is just stretching all the pictures, regardless of their aspect ratio. This is a bug.
Ideally the HR20 would render its GUI in the currently selected resolution of the display which would result in better photo PQ as well as new possibilities for the guide, list, and other functions of the GUI as well (for example, more guide data displayed and/or crisper text). Doing so, however, is probably a major effort, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
Can we post a summary of this in the Networking sticky?
In my case when I set up networking the photo sharing capability was the main thing I wanted. My music system is a separate system in separate rooms driven by a laptop. So, the music feature is cool but not the killer feature.
I create a lot of photo DVDs which are restricted to 480p. I was looking for forward to a way of viewing photos in their full HD glory on a 60 inch set. Unfortunately they looked worse than the DVDs I produce (which makes sense if the issue is as described above).
I spent a lot of time searching the forums here to try find ways of addressing this and finally found this thread, but it would have helped a lot if I had my quality expectations set properly upfront. It wouldn't have changed me setting up networking or even trying the photo feature (because it still a very cool capability and I really do hope they address this:)