Originally Posted by jshigashi
Mr Gribbles, is there really a need to program a remote to switch between HDMI and component for your cable box? I would think I would be as simple as just selecting different inputs? (Does the 605 memorize settings based on inputs?). I had a feeling here was going to be a need to run both HDMI and component to the 605, but now I am wondering if all of it is worth it... since I am on the fence about this receiver. The upscaling is a big selling point for me personally
I think it would behoove everyone to step back and realize that this whole 720P upscaling thing is an undocumented feature of these units. Onkyo is not advertising that they can do this, the capability has not been refined (in these units), and they are certainly not charging extra for it. If you want the ability to upscale without the "trial and error" going on here, spring for the 875.
Most of my interest is how they can process audio. If I get (when my 805 arrives) some upscaling features that I can benefit from, great. If not, I'll know that I didn't really pay for them anyway.
My Moto STB is set to 1080i for all the channels. Yeah, SD looks like crap, but I don't expect it to look like HD. Thankfully, there is not too much on SD worth watching anyway.
(OT, but I was surprised that the new FOX show, "On the Lot", a contest where young film makers compete, is not in HD. What a complete lack of ....forethought!!! What's even more funny is that the "film shorts" the competitors create are in 16x9 so when watching not only are the bars on the sides (provided you are not stretching SD, which I hate), you also end up with bars on the top and bottom!!! Completely ridiculous for a show that toughts cutting edge directing!!)
Fortunately for me, my STB and DVD are both HDMI, so my VCR will go in Svideo as 480i and come out HDMI at 720p but my HDMI should be unaffected.....if I have that right.....if it screws with my HDMI feeds, I'll just watch the VCR in 480i like I have been for the last 20 years.....
Why did I go with the 805 instead of the 605?.....it's all about the audio capabilities. Anyhow, my 2 cents.....