If I connect through VGA I break HDCP though. At this point I am connected with HDMI through a Denon reciever. Will I be able to get better PQ by reducing the resolution within CCC or if I run at full 1080P? Or will the difference in PQ be so negligible that it isn't worth stressing over?
I use 7MC with MyMovies3 for Blu Rays and DVDs and plan on using MPC HT as my player for DVDs and TMT3 for Blu Rays. If Slyplayer ever comes out or menus are supported in MPC HT I will use one of those in the future. Currently I use the built in decoder and player for TV Show videos but will use MyMovies3 and MPC HT for TV Shows when MyMovies includes it as a feature.
I don't use my HTPC as a DVR or to recieve television at all. It is only for playback of Movies and TV Shows that are stored on a 3TB Nas. The DVDs and Blu Rays are all stored in Folder Structure with no compression. TV Shows are individual episodes of various types.
I wouldn't qualify my self as a newbie but a lot of the information is over my head. I have been trying to basically build an HTPC since my first ATI Rage Fury card in 1999 and I have been through the days of MyHTPC, Theatertek, Zoomplayer, and Meedio.
Ultimately I am trying to get the best PQ and stability I can while hopefully getting to the point I don't have to tweak everything on a regular basis.