Originally Posted by progprog
I haven't tried the DVDO specifically, but I have never seen any processing that can significantly improve the picture from a bad signal. If your are considering this, I would buy the 111 first and try it for awhile with your
existing TV provider. If the picture quality just isn't satisfactory to you, then you could look into an alternate provider or processing options.
Thanks for the info. I'm new to the whole HD arena so please indulge my somewhat uninformed questioning. The reason for my question is that I don't have a provider yet and am looking at purchasing all new equipment including TV, AVR, DVR, BD Player and content provider.
I've been following the Sony XBR threads and there is discussion regarding the various processing engines (Bravia2, Bravia2Pro etc.) I don't see any similar discussion in the Elite thread and am wondering why? Does the 111FD have such good scaling, deinterlacing and noise reduction that it simply isn't an issue?
A more specific question may be: Given viewing habits including both SD and HD content, what kind of front end processing would be optimal for the 111FD assuming DishNetwork as the provider? Is the scaling/deinterlacing/noise reduction from the Dish Vip722 DVR along with the capabilities of the 111FD sufficient such that additional processing from an external processor or AVR is not necessary?
Any discussion of the video processing capabilities of the 111FD would be welcome.