GEOSATpro Micro HD vs X2 Premium blindscan

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At this point the deinterlace jagged edges are a known issue with the Novatek chipset. Beautiful HD, but the 480i and 576i deinterlace is not very good when connected and outputing HD. We are hoping that Novatek engineers may eventually remedy.
 
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Could someone post a comparison between say a MicroHD and the 1200 in Standard Def? Many of the things on 30W are SD or 576 and RTV at 83W and 97W is mostly SD.

I side by side comparison would greatly help.

TIA
 
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I wish there was a screen capture option for these receivers. To my eye the SD picture quality comparison of the X2 vs. the microHD is about the same as the watching a SD satellite feed vs. my local OTA subchannel picture quality. Softer looking and lacking crisp detail.

MeTV, THIS TV and COZI are about the only SD programming choices I watch.
 
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You might try the display controls , in the tv setup menu, and adjust the contrast /brightness/saturation. I've had some luck making the video on SD look a little more pleasant.
 
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Not able to edit side by side video playout comparison with my basic video editor, but will post up some still images captured from each receiver of the same image with a split screen.
 
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Here are a few images that I just grabbed for comparison. The jaggies more apparent on high contrast edges, but this shows the microblocking that occurs on a typical SD 480i video captured via HDMI 720p output. The X2 default video levels are quite high and appear washed out, but the levels can be adjusted to proper levels to have richer and more accurate color.

X2 on Left / microHD on Right
1 X2 1 microHD
Full Screen Shot

1 X2 CU 1 microHD CU
Left Area Close-up

1 X2 CU2 1 microHD CU2
Right Area Close-up

The X2 SD to HDMI 720p output shows pronounced microblocking and jaggies. If I have more time next week, I will grab some high contrast video for comparison.
 
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primestar31

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Here are a few images that I just grabbed for comparison. The jaggies more apparent on high contrast edges, but this shows the microblocking that occurs on a typical SD 480i video captured via HDMI 720p output. The X2 default video levels are quite high and appear washed out, but the levels can be adjusted to proper levels to have richer and more accurate color.

X2 on Left / microHD on Right
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Full Screen Shot

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Left Area Close-up

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Right Area Close-up

The X2 SD to HDMI 720p output shows pronounced microblocking and jaggies. If I have more time next week, I will grab some high contrast video for comparison.

Since the SatAv new HDVR1200 uses the same processor as the X2, is the SD video just as bad, or has it been tweaked a bit better?
 
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We set the HDVR1200 video defaults using a scope, but the deinterlacing issues are the same.
 

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