I really hope a new projector makes it happen for you..I really have to believe it will, especially if you use a straight HDMI connection. I know the Denon AVP & 5308 are also top-notch machines, but I'd hate to see u turn to the Dark Side.
I'm waiting on several HDMI cables to arrive, so trying other things out. I'm very impressed with how sophisticated the SC-09 is compared to the previous flagships. I'm still getting used to the setup menu being device-centric rather than function-centric.
Also, since I was working with SVideo last night, I checked out several of my sources. I was completely surprised how much better they looked than the 59TXI's Svideo. With the 59TXI, I was used to seeing minor signal noise, jaggies, whatever you may call it from a Sony DVR/DVDR & a VCR. With the SC-09's Svideo, there was almost no visible jaggies or noise, much cleaner looking.
Also, the 59TXI's video converter was not all that great and sometimes looked worse than the native Svideo or composite sources. Looking at component converted from Svideo with the SC-09, I could scarcely tell them apart on both laserdisc and the DVR. To my eyes, they were practically identical, so I think it's now a realistic option to use just a single HDMI or HDMI & component connections. Hopefully, I'll be comparing HDMI converted video this weekend.
It's pretty obvious Qdeo video processing blows away what was in the 59TXI. It's come a long way in 4-5 yrs.
I would really like to see Secrets do an A/B comparison of Qdeo vs. HQV & Realta.