Originally Posted by Targo
My question concerns the quality of up scaling. I'm looking to buy my first blu ray player and my budget is around 400. I'll be playing a lot of older movies and television shows and the only up scaler I've ever seen is the internal scaler that my Mitsubishi has. I'm not sure how it compares to other up scalers, but I'm not terribly impressed with it.
So is this the best sub 400 player on the market, aside from the PS3?
I can't answer most of this, but I can tell you what my limited experience has been:
I have a 1500 and an Onkyo 875 receiver. I hooked up both the component video and HDMI interfaces between the player and the receiver. I now use the HDMI cable for viewing BD and the component cable for viewing SD DVD's on the basis of my experimentation. With this setup, it was easy to do an A/B comparison between the upscaling of the player and the upscaling of the receiver. The Reon chip on the Onkyo does a superior job, particularly in color accuracy and apparent sharpness.
Edit: I should point out that my display is 1080i, so results might vary on someone else's system.