Originally Posted by rutlian
Is that means I can connect my old Iscan dvdo external scaler via composite video cable or s-video to s-video or composite video to sammy 1500 and I might get a better upconversion in sd dvd movies?
Like this scenario?
sammy 1500 to Iscan dvdo via s-video and then my Iscan dvdo to my hd1000u via vga cable?
At that point you are also adding a D/A conversion (in the player), and an A/D conversion (in the scaler) that wouldnt be there if the player allowed you to simply output 480i via HDMI to an HDMI equipped scaler.
Long story short, you would have to try the scenario you suggested to see if it gives you better upconversion than the player itself. Does that scaler upscale to 1080p? My guess would be your scenario would not yield better results, but it is strictly a guess.
The scenario I am more specifically referring to is outputting from the player at 480i via HDMI to a DTR 8.8 (for example) and let the 8.8 use its Reon scaler to scale the video, and then send it to the projector.
1. It is all done in the digital domain (less D/A and A/D conversions)
2. The Reon is a better scaler for 1080p than the one in the Sammy