Following your recommendations I got my external information and did my (some?) homework. So, now that I have narrowed down my dilemmas, would you please offer your opinions/experiences?
Since HDCP is a hw thing raised by a sw flag that does not exist in bd backups, assuming I limit myself to playing only backups of my bd's:
If the quality of the hdmi-to-YPbPr conversion algorithms (or whatever) is equal, is there an image-quality advantage to using an internal card rather than an external one such as a normal HDMI-component adaptor or Moome's?
Reason I'm asking is that my guess is that the internal cards just do internally the D-A conversion and their YPbPr (or RGB) output ends up exactly where the wires leaving the back of the pj's BNC inputs go. If this is true, the only difference between an internal and an external card would be esthetics and "factory look". In this case, options 1,2 and 3 should be image-quality-wise equal. Hence, the -intermediate, you are not off the hook yet- question is: if YPbPr out of a media player (mp) is 1080i, is there an advantage (strictly in image quality) to using the mp hdmi output and transforming it to YPbPr outside the mp (1,2,4) over just taking the YPbPr straight from the mp (3)?
My options as I see them are:
(1) HDMI mp/pc output>HDMI-to-YPbPr converter>Dune F YPbPr-to-RGBHV>Cine8 RGBHV input
(2) HDMI mp/pc output>Greg Eisemann internal card (unless I have misunderstood info on his website, it replaces the standard port 3 card: http://www.eisemann-theater.com/inde...mid=73&op=page
(3) YPbPr mp/pc output>Dune F YPbPr-to-RGBHV>Cine8 RGBHV input
(4) HDMI mp/pc output>Moome etc. HDMI-to-RGBHV external card>RGBHV>Dune F passthrough (no upscaling etc)>Cine8 RGBHV input
PS. Ericglo, would you, please, explain what are on/off cr and motion resolution?