BDP-83 Source Direct FAQ
Revision as of 14:00, 8 September 2009 by DavidWatson
What is Source Direct?
According to the manual (Installation / Setting Up the Player - Easy Setup Wizard / Select the Best Output Resolution), the Source Direct resolution setting is for use with external video processors or high-end TVs. When the resolution is set to Source Direct, the player acts as a transport, outputing the original resolution of the disc content with minimal additional processing. The manual (Installation / Setting Up the Player - Easy Setup Wizard / Select the Best Output Resolution) has a table of resolutions for various content types. Some ABT VRS processing is bypassed when using Source Direct. When set to Source Direct the player does:
...but does not do:
- color space conversion
- picture controls (brightness, contrast, saturation)
Note that your display must be capable of receiving a 1080p24 signal, or you will get no video when playing Blu-ray with Source Direct. Similarly, the display must accept 480i or 576i over HDMI or you will get no video when playing DVD with Source Direct.
- noise reduction
- detail or edge enhancement
- frame rate conversion
- chroma upsampling error detection and correction
- Y/C delay
- aspect ratio control
What is the difference between Blu-ray 1080p24 and Source Direct?
Some ABT VRS processing is bypassed when using Source Direct. Some of the video settings will not be used. See [#what-is-source-direct What is Source Direct?]