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Onkyo TX-NR708 Home Theater Receiver - Deinterlacing/Scaling Tests - Race Car 2

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Here is a second photo of the "Race Car Test" that shows how good the upscaling DVD player section of the Onkyo TX--NR708 is at detecting 3:2 source material. In other words, the video processor has to be able to detect whether the source material is film based (24 frames per second) or video based (30 frames a second) and display the source material correctly on the screen, so as to avoid artifacts.

In the case of the race car and grandstand shown in this photo, if the video processor is poor the grandstand would display a moire pattern on the seats. However, if the upscaling DVD player section of the Onkyo TX-NR708 has good video processing, the Moire Pattern will not be visible or only visible during the first five frames of the cut.

As shown in this photo, the moire pattern is definitely visible as the image pans and the race car goes by. This indicates below average performance of the Onkyo TX-NR708 with regards to accurate processing of film or video-based content containing detailed backgrounds and fast moving foreground objects.

For a sample of how this image should look, check out an example of this same test as performed by a Yamaha RX-A1000 Home Theater Receiver, from a past review.

For a sample of how this test should not look, check out an example of this same test as performed by the Pioneer VSX-1020-K Home Theater Receiver, from a past product review.

Proceed to the next test...

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