Originally Posted by rdgrimes
The 663 does not do up-scaling, the 665 does. That's important to remember, cause any comparison is meaningless unless you turn off up-scaling in the 665. The conversion from analog to HDMI is probably similar in the 2 units though. The de-interlacing in either unit will be very bad, and it appears that neither will pass 480i with digital conversion turned on.
so the situation is unchanged from the 663 to 665, it's much better to pass analog as analog and let your monitor do the conversion and scaling.
I have two HDMI 1080i/p sources (DTV and PS3) that would fill all of the HDMI inputs available in a V663.
I have two 480i/p sources (PS2 and SD-DVD), both with component outputs. The DVD is upconverting with HDMI output (480p/720p/1080i). If I went with 665, I'd use HDMI for convenience (1 less cable, I guess).
If I went with 663, these sources would send 480i/p into the 663 where the signals would be converted
to digital and sent via HDMI, although still at the 480i/p resolution. My PJ would then scale
the image to match its display resolution, which happens to be 720p. Am I understanding this correctly? So really, the only quantifiable benefit (for me) of the 665 would be one less cable, correct? Btw, my use for either one will be mainly as a pre/pro.Also, can anyone answer my earlier question about the 665 - with its apparently "lesser" power supply and/or amps, does it run cooler than the previous xx3 series? I had a 661 (similar to the 663, I think) and it seemed to get pretty warm.