Watching this thread, and being a "newbie" to all of this, it seems to me that
1) One does not want to waste money on a video processor if one's goal is merely to upgrade a horribly compressed signal such as that which comes from a cable company.
2) The best application for a video processor is in upgrading a 480i DVD player's signal
If number 2 above is correct, then it seems to me that if one wants to guarantee elimination of any processing at all in the DVD player, modification of the player to have a Serial Digital Interface (SDI) output and utilization of processor that can accept an SDI input which the DVDO edge will not do, but other DVDO products will do, is the best choice.
Any expert thoughts on or corrections to my statements?