Originally Posted by prepress
I've just had a thought. If I'm using the Edge, why would it matter whether my digital front end has killer processing or not? If I were feeding the TV directly, I could see it, but I'm not so sure it's necessary in my setup. A more modest upgrade would be more appropriate (if I upgraded at all). Does anyone else think this way?
Yup. thought someone else answered, but, yup.
imho, what you need is the best - most robust, etc - transport you can find. That, and one that does the best job of reading and decoding the information off the dvd, and sending it out via 480i, so the Edge (or any other processor, for that matter) can do all the work. I'm still using my Denon 1600; sometimes when I'm lazy I'll just put a dvd in my PS3, let the PS3 upscale, then the Edge scales again back to my output res. Sending 480i out of my Denon yields the best results. At least for me.
(and theoretically, getting an Oppo that sends out 480i via hdmi should
be even better. But I really prefer the build quality of my Denon. ymmv)