Originally posted by geneylim
Does anyone know if the xr70 will pass 1080i through its component video output if fed from its hdmi input? I'm trying to get an upsampled 1080i dvd signal to my tv but the tv only has component inputs, no hdmi or dvi.
I am also trying to findout the same, but only with the component INPUT. My DirecTV STB will output high-def with component, DVI/HDCP, or RGB. My Panny DVD player will output upconvert 720p/1080i only with HDMI. My monitor has a DVI/HDCP and I want to use that as the only input with the XR70 as the switcher for both the STB and DVD player. I would only use the XR70's HDMI output since the upconvert DVD player requires HDCP handshaking throughout the signal path.
I don't have any signal sweeping equipment to verify the bandwidth of the input/output and the manual does not specify the Mhz limits of the components input/output. Up until now, I have never really questioned if a receiver or pre-pro accepts high-def through it's INPUT, as the OUTPUT was the only concern. Now that the XR70 has the HDMI out switching capability, the output (at least for me) is no longer a concern.
While Panasonic does not specifically notate that the XR70 components have 720p/1080i pass through capabilities, it does give a explanation of the "Component Video Switching" on the XR70 techspec.
---------------------------------Component video offers outstanding video quality when using a DVD player or HDTV set-top receiver, but many TVs only have one component video input. As your home theater expands to include both a DVD player and HDTV set-top receiver, you'll need more than one component video input to accommodate them. Select receivers let you hook up both your DVD player and HDTV set-top box to the back of the receiver and send a single component video cable to your TV. You can then switch between the two using the receiver.
The mention of "HDTV set-top recevier" infers high-def pass through this could just be a boiler plate description of the component video switching. Too bad there is nothing more concrete on the component in/outputs. I'll try asking Panasonic's technical support and getting something in writing.