Originally Posted by Desisuperman
I just picked up the Samsung 2550 and i'm hoping to get insight on what's the best way to set this unit up for upconverting. i don't quiet understand how upconversion works and which unit is actually doing the upconversion
I'm currently running the folloiwng setup.Samsung 2550
The 2550 is connected to my receiver via HDMI along with my xbox 360 and then i have my receiver connected to the tv via hdmi.
When playing Sd dvd's which component is actually doing the upconverting? Is there a preference of having the blu ray player doing the upconverting vs the onkyo or vice versa?
I have a similar setup (sr606 and 2550). Set the 2550 to output 1080i, set the sr706 HDMI settings under "hardware setup" to "through". This sets the receiver to just pass the hdmi video signals through witout any upconversion.
You will definitely want to use the 2550 for your upconversion, it is one of the best upconversion players on the market and the Onkyo upconversion is terrible.
As far as audio decoding, it is a toss up as both will work, but if you are using BDs with additional audio tracks and effects then you will want the 2550 to do the decoding if you want to hear them.