Originally Posted by progprog
I understand that you were (and are) asking about the scaling of your receiver versus that of your 151, and my response addressed the fact this depends on the source. When I said "external tuner," I was referring to the source. And since you use a DirecTV DVR, an external tuner is one of your sources. (BTW, I am
familiar with the Integra and its Reon VP....I owned their processor briefly last year before switching to my current processor.)
For your BD player, you don't upscale anything for BDs; in fact, I'd recommend turning off all
the receiver VP for those. For DVDs, if you play them in that player, their native 480i resolution can be upscaled in the player, in your Integra, or in your Kuro. My guess is that the player or the receiver will do a better job, but the only way to determine what looks best to you is to try it all three ways. If you set the player to Source Direct and the receiver at 1080p (for that
souce), I'd expect you'll see excellent results.
But your DVR is the source where these settings will likely make the biggest difference. This is because, unlike DVDs, you're apt to have a lot of resolution changes as you watch TV. Unless the DVR or the receiver or the Kuro clearly
yields a better picture, I'd tend to choose the one that locks-on fastest with the least amount of flicker. This is usually the box itself, but I'd compare to be sure.
One thing I do recommend, for all sources, is trying to keep the video processing in one component. It's almost always a bad idea, in terms of image quality, to have multiple components variously adding layers of processing to the signal.