I have a Dell projector, not HDCP compliant. I just finished a wiring project where all I snaked from my component cabinet to the ceiling-mounted projector location was HDMI and S-video cables. I knew S-video was not going to touch component or HDMI in terms of picture quality, but I thought I'd limp by until I one day got an HDCP projector. Well, the S-video signal is awful, and that's supposedly with the "high" quality of a 480p signal coming from my DVD.
So my question for the 2807 has to do with their claimed "480p" upconversion. Until I one day upgrade my projector, I want to go DVD, cable box, and laptop "component analog in" to the 2807, and HDMI out to the projector. That way, no HDCP encryption, and I can use the receiver to easily switch sources. But if the resulting picture quality for all sources will be the garbage S-video-ish quality, then I'll just have to wait a few years until the price of the 4306 comes down (the 4306 touts 720 upconversion). Can anyone help me understand if the high analog resolution coming out of the above-mentioned sources gets downgraded as part of the 2807's conversion to digital? Perfect example is the 1024x768 laptop analog output.