Originally Posted by Raigmore
This makes me wonder whether the picture quality of DVDs of high contrast b/w films like those mentioned above, most film noirs etc are at best with non-HDMI setups or should I alter the HDMI setting for them?
It is most unlikely that using an HDMI connection is the problem. Far more likely is the quality of the DVD.
I use an HDMI connection from my DVD player into my projector. The results are very good and only poorly encoded DVDs look bad through this set-up. Last week for example I watched both The Woman In The Window
and Dark Passage
. The Woman In The Window
has poor picture quality with faces seemingly slightly out of focus. Dark Passage
by contrast looks superb, almost too good. In her close-ups, Lauren Bacall's skin blemishes are clearly visible!
The only advisable trick with HDMI is to set your DVD player's output to the native resolution of your display device; e.g. if your tv's native resolution is 720p, set your DVD player's output to 720p as opposed to 1080.