Originally Posted by tyorder1
So, I'm new to this thread and I'm trying to help out my parents who just purchased and installed this hometheater. Anyway, they bought the AVM50 with the PVA7 along side the Sony "ruby" projector. My question is about the DVD player. The company that sold them the equipment recommended that they stay away from the next gen HD dvds because of the undecided format. They did however say that because of the pre-amps ability to scale almost any source up to 1080p that they should just get a DVD player that outputs 480i over HDMI not component. So they sold us the Sony 9100es dvd player. Now I tried configuring it and the best I could set it too was 1080i because I didn't see an option for 480i, only 480p-720p or 1080i. Should this be a big deal? Should they insist on getting a player to output 480i over hdmi or will the sony 9100es output the picture as well at 1080i over hdmi? Please help.
The correct DVD choice would have been the Blu-Ray Pioneer
BDP-HD1 or the new replacement unit announced last week
1) Although I am FORMAT neutral - I have owned both formats
from DAY-ONE - Blu-Ray will win - not based on better technology
which is Sony's Opinion - but because more CONTENT will be
available on Blu-Ray than HD DVD.
2) The Pioneer Blu-Ray player does output 480i over HDMI
for SD DVDs into my D2 for GREAT SD DVD quality and
on Blu-Ray titles outputs 1080p/24 the only player on the
market to do that. I also feed a RUBY from my D2. JUST
STUNNING PQ and STUNNING Audio from the D2 and
Uncompressed Lossless PCM tracks on Blu-Ray Movies.
My TWO CENT OPINION is your dealer is WRONG!