Originally Posted by miata
It seems that you are combining de-interlacing and upscaling when they don't necessarily have to be combined.
Not my intent if you interpreted that way. I do know the difference. Just try to make sure that you do.
You an do both with the DVD player or you can ddo both with the TV. You can also have the DVD player only do the de-interlacing and let the TV do the scaling. Finally, some CRTs don't need to scale. They can sycn with a 480p signal on analog component.
Don't confuse the terms. Firstly... you need to understand 1) what your TV is capable of displaying. And secondly.... 2) What exactly you attempt to acheive as a perceived "benefit".
I put native in quotes, but my CRT does sync with a 480i or 480p signal (as well as 1080i) so in that sense it is "native." -- it is multi-sync in PC speak.
Sync'ing with a signal and what is actually displayed are two different things. What you "feed it" (the sync) and what it actually displays makes a difference.
The DVD player can either send 480i, 480p or 1080i. The comparison I am interested in is between 480p and 1080i -- given that the original source is only 480.
My point... your TV can sync to those signals. I guess it's up to you to determine which does the "better" job of deinterlacing (your TV, the old DVD player, a new DVD player). If your desire is to utimately make a 480i legacy DVD 1080i... then you need to compare a non-HD DVD player's capability against the "newer" HD-DVD player's capability.
I know that my TV's deinterlacer is not as good a a modern DVD player. My TV's technology is at least 5 years old. Even with my current player I've started sending my TV 480p rather than 480i to get a better image.
No matter... deinterlacing is usually
always better when performed in the player itself (in the digital domain), no matter how old the player may be.
I can't stress enough... consider the Toshiba. You get good deinterlacing, good scaling and HD-DVD's (without ICT) while it lasts. And... whenever you get a new TV with HDMI... you're still positioned.