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post #1 of 2 Old 01-31-2008, 07:12 AM - Thread Starter
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Does video processing (upconverting or scaling) really work?

Here is the situation, if you are sending an ANALOG signal (ie. Sat. box) to your receiver, and your receiver has the capabilities to upconvert or scale, can it really do it to an ANALOG signal. How can any receiver claim that it upconverts to 1080p, if there is no digital information that it can process?

Does it upconvert/scale digital sources only?

Has any really noticed an improvement in picture? using Denon 2808 or Onkyo 605?

ps. the sat. box is connecting to the receiver via component and then from receiver to HDMI to tv.
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OK sure. A video processor will take a 480i signal deinterlace it and upscale it to 1080p no problem. The improvement in picture all depends on what it is being compared against.

The toshiba XA2 HD-DVD player has an excellent reon processor that will easily exceed the quality of output from the Onkyo 605. I am not familiar with the Denon and what vp it uses. This is for SD content.

If your TV or projector has an excellent internal video processor, then it will have superior upscaling and processing compared to the above receivers.

So the big answer is "it depends on what equipment you have".

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