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Sony BDP-S790 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Video Performance Tests

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HQV Benchmark DVD Video Quality Evaluation Test Disc - Test List
HQV Benchmark DVD Video Quality Evaluation Test Disc - Test List

HQV Benchmark DVD Video Quality Evaluation Test Disc - Test List

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In order to test the video performance of the Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc Player, I used the standardized HQV DVD Benchmark Test Disc from Silicon Optix (IDT). The test disc has a series of test patterns and images that test how well a video processor in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, TV, or Blu-ray Disc player can display a good quality image when face with a low resolution or poor quality source.

In this Step-by-Step look, the results of several of the tests listed in the list above are shown.

Screen shots were obtained using a Sony DSC-R1 Digital Still Camera. All photos were taken at at 10 megapixels and resized for posting.

1. I connected the HDMI output the Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc player to one of the HDMI inputs on the Panasonic TC-L42ET5 LED/LCD TV (on review loan). I confirmed, via the onscreen display of the TC-L42ET5, that it was receiving a 1080p signal from the Sony BDP-S790 (converted and upscaled from 480i).

2. I inserted a Silicon Optix test disc in the Sony BDP-S790 and ran through a series of tests designed to detect the deinterlacing and 1080p scaling capability of the player.

NOTE: Even though the Sony BDP-S790 has the built-in capability to perform 4K video upscaling, that function was not tested as a 4K resolution TV or video projector was not available.

After going through this Step-by-Step look at some sample tests, also check out my Review and Photo Profile of the Sony BDP-S790.

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