I am putting together a media room in my basement. I am in drywall finishing now. I will have a sony projector-hopefully the new vw70. I am trying to figure out which av receiver to purchase. I will go either Onkyo or Integra. What I am trying to figure out is this:
I will have a cable box-HDMI, Sony Blu-ray-HDMI and a Linksys 2100 media extender-HDMI. For example the new Integra 7.9 has everything I need and want. It has the Faroujda chip. The Integra 8.8 has the more expensive Silicon Optix Reon HQV chip-it costs $1000 more.
Will the video processors upscale all inputs to 1080P including the HDMI? I will be watching many movies on the extender, they are dvd rips in 720P res. Is the extra $1000 for the Integra 8.8 really worth it?? Or should I save the $1000 and consider an external scaler down the road? Or can I just rely on the projector for this? I would really like to keep it all in the av receiver for the video switching to my projector.
I have been trying to decide for months now what to do. I would appreciate any help!!