I had posted a few times about the intermittent stuttering I was experiencing when watching Directv programming via HDMI through my MRX-500. After reading several responses, I set the MRX to output 1080p, Directv set to output only 1080i and not using the "native" setting.
I still was experiencing the stuttering so now I've decided to set the MRX to "through" and let Directv send the native resolutions. I believe this has solved the problem.
My question for the forum is how many of you are bypassing the upscaling in the MRX and do you feel that I am missing out on a big feature of this product. Personally I'm okay with Directv going "through" the MRX untouched. The other main source component is an Oppo BDP-93 that would also be doing it's own video scaling/conversion and going straight through the MRX. Once again, with the superior video section of the Oppo, do you think I will be fine with letting the signal "pass through" the MRX without processing?
Thanks for your help. I'm trying to convince myself that the main strengths of the MRX to me would be the audio capabilities and video switching, and not the video processing.
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