Originally Posted by Bronco70
With your setup what have you found to be the best for de-interlacing and scaling?
The Reon in the Integra 9.8, the VP 50 or the Gennum chip in the Optoma 81?
The VP50 at this point in the game is used as a switch to my projector, the Integra DTC-9.8 is set to Through (no processing), and I output 1080p/60Hz from the BDP-83 (the Optoma HD81 suffers from juddering as a product design, so there is no advantage to actually using 1080p/24Hz). I also directly connect to the projector, completely bypassing the processor box of the Optoma HD81, as the picture controls on that thing are pretty wonky
So here is my signal chain:
DV-980H (HDMI) -> VP50 -> Optoma HD-81 Direct
DV-983H (HDMI) -> Integra DTC-9.8 -> VP50 -> Optoma HD-81 Direct
PlayStation 3 (HDMI) -> Integra DTC-9.8 -> VP50 -> Optoma HD-81 Direct
BDP-83 (HDMI) -> Integra DTC-9.8 -> VP50 -> Optoma HD-81 Direct
I do switch to the 1080p/24Hz testing as well. When I do that, I use Source Direct on the BDP-83, change the VP50 to "1080p/24Hz (Unlocked) and manually connect the VP50 HDMI lead into the processing box of the Optoma HD-81. A bit of a pain in the ass, but I'll do anything for the sake of product testing.
The obvious query for all here, how does the ABT solution in the 83 stand up?
All de-interlacing and scaling is done through the BDP-83. The reason for this is that the performance of the BDP-83 is pretty much identical to that of the VP50. I tried using the Integra DTC-9.8 for de-interlacing (DVD) and scaling, but I could not really see any difference in picture quality between it, the BDP-83, and the VP50.