Thanks for the input on the daisy-chain. That's one point for me.
Also, I have been thinking of getting the AA transcoder, but it will probably be another few months before I do so. (This hobby is expensive!) At that point, I was thinking of putting the transcoder right next to the projector.
(WAIT! D'oh! I guess another alternative is to buy the transcoder now, place it next to the DVD player, buy a short run of component cables and wire out a VGA cable to the back wall. Sounds cheaper than component cables, but then I'd have to buy the transcoder now. Hmm. . . .)
Also, I'm not sure what you mean by my purposely wanting to stay with simple interlaced DVD players. I demoed my AE100 with my friend's Panasonic RP62 (prog scan), and with a DVD->component->AE100 connection, we were definitely able to see a BIG difference between interlaced and prog scan. I just recently placed an order for a Denon 1600 (RP62's twin bro w/ DVD-A) to take advantage of the prog scan difference.
Am I missing something?
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