Originally Posted by raypjuarez
Lets say Direct tv programming (sports and movies) and a blu ray connected also.
FWIW, I just pulled the Edge from my media stack after upgrading the receiver to a Yamaha RX-A2010 (it uses the HQV Vida 1900 video processor) and comparing the performance back-to-back. The Edge was quite satisfactory -- but so was the receiver-- so the Edge became redundant.
But, IMHO, it all comes down to:
1) the quality of the VP in the receiver compared to the dedicated VP
2) the actual implementation of the VP in the receiver (hint: download and read the owner's manual prior to purchase)
3) features you may desire from a dedicated VP that a receiver will not do (see hint above)
4) what you want the VP to actually do
There was a time not so long ago where proper
de-interlacing and scaling were problematic for many displays and projectors. Today that is not so much the case and most new TV's and projectors will do a fine job of de-interlacing and scaling the common NTSC signals (480i, 720p, 1080i) to 1080p and thus, IMHO, the usefulness of VP's is skewed more toward such tasks as CMS and advanced adjustments.
What is your specific display and can your SAT box and Blu Ray player output native (aka "Source Direct") video signals?