Originally Posted by joerod
I am getting some sleep since I have been up all night. Quickly though the 1080i deinterlacing into 1080p is where I was really impressed. My DirecTV HD DVRs looked great doing 1080i into it. I also like the fact that you can pick either pass through or any resolution to send out (the main ones). Anyway, I do not work for Onkyo, I do not want to seem like a cheerleader. If I find a quirk I will be the first to post about it. Trust me. Anyway, I do not believe in settting most STBs in native mode these days. Especially cable ones!
You can try but almost all scaling devices will have a couple second delays until it finds the res and then correctly deinterlaces it. Some people can't wait 2 to 3 seconds. I can't! I like having those devices do 1080i out and then let the 875 do 1080p for you. Going 480i to 1080p in most VPs takes a little bit. ANd you know as long as you send in 1080i the results can be quite good anyway. I have been blown away by it so far. I am still planning on getting the 905 but it is not an easy decision because I feel like I have everything right here. And also for those reading there is no hum issues. There is also no AV sync issues either. And finally not one of my speakers popped!
I would also like to go on record and say the HQV chip is right on par as the XA2 chip. Which to me is a really good thing.
If I did not have a decent VP then getting a receiver is a must with this chip in it. Especially if I still watch a lot of SD content (I personally do not) or SD dvds. I will give a lot more details soon, I just need a little nap. Feel free to ask questions here or PM me. I will tell you like it is. The bottom line is if you are only using Blu ray and a HD DVD player at 1080p then the 805 will do just fine. But if you want to have top scaling for 480i or 1080i (I would personaly do 1080i whenever possible) sources then the 875 or soon to be released 905 is a must. The 875 will be fine for most. Only sick people like myself will reach out for the 905.
If you have the means though and are on the fence, the 875 will quickly make you forget about the other options (805 or 905). As I mentioned earlier, the OSD is perfect, the features are very nice, the picture Q is top notch.As is the sound!
One day when they offer the amount of options and control as the VP it will be on the endangered species list... More to come...
Yep, 1080i to 1080p upscaling is the most impressed thing that the 875 does.
Like I said before my HDDVD never looks this great before when I connect the
HDA1 straight to my TV.
For popping, Bass and myself have problem with PS3 being the source (which
you are not using) I have no speaking popping from my other sources.
I just updated my PS3 to FW1.9 last night, and I tried to play CD with
178khz (up sample) the 875 accepted it and it sounds really really good.
The only problem is it must use HDMI out, and fool the 875 it is a 5.1 sound
instead of 2 channels, so I can't apply any DSP process to make it more
than 2 channels out. I also tried to force 1080p/24 on PS3, and the 875
pass it to my TV without problem.