Originally Posted by mediahound
Literally not one of those above I care that much about. 4K means nothing if you don't buy a 4k TV, BTW. And those are probably 2-3 years away in terms of being economically feasible/accepted.
The 103 also makes a nifty $499 video processor LOL - and even a switcher if you think that way with network boxes (like a Tivo) or an Apple TV connected on those HDMI inputs.
Here's something I'd like to do, although I don't think it's technically possible:
I have a TiVo (used for cable, YouTube and Netflix), an Apple TV box (which wirelessly streams my iPad/iPhone), and a Denon-5910 I use for some Redbook stuff via Denon Link. I also have a BDP-93 currently, which handles DVD & BluRay. All except the TiVo are connected via HDMI to a Denon 4311 AVR (Tivo has component video and digital audio), and then output to our Panny plasma TV on the 4311's HDMI output. The Denon AVR has an older video processing chip (I want to say an ABT-2015 chip) that has control over streaming video and no 4K capability (as if that's relevant practically).
If I bought the 103, my either brilliant or stupid ideal would be to have the BDP-103 output shiny disks on HDMI 2, with no processing, to the 4311, which would have the TiVo, Apple TV etc. input to it as well. Then, I'd output the HDMI output from the 4311 BACK to the BDP-103 on one of the HDMI inputs (the back one, let's say). The 103 would then do video processing with QDEO and output the video signal on HDMI 1 output to the Panny.
If this worked, the 103 would effectively be both sending content from the 103 and processing the concept from my AVR (which would be doing all the switching, naturally) before outputting it to our display. I doubt this kind of 'multitasking', or reciprocal output/input/output is possible, from reading the PDF quickly, and the potential HDMI handshake/connection path issues, but still...
Of course, it would be simpler to use my BDP-93 as it currently stands, connect it to the 4311 with the other inputs I mentioned, and then let the BDP-103 do the video processing and ouptut. Or really simple - use the BDP-103 as it's designed, and switch back and forth from BluRay to the HDMI input that has the video from the 4311. But if there's a more integrated way to use the 103 in a 'mulitask' mode, it would truly be revolutionary.
At the very least, a $499 quality video processor that also plays BluRay is a better deal than replacing my Denon AVR LOL......or buying a Lumagen.