Originally Posted by xzolian
Here is my setup:
PS3 --HDMI---> Denon 3310CI --HDMI---> Panny 58" V10
Panny 58" V10 --Optical---> Denon 3310CI
Is there any reason for me to have the i/p scalar turned on for my PS3 input (HDMI1/DVD)? If I have it on I can never get the auto functions to work, i.e. 1080p24 gets outputted to my TV as 1080p60.
If I understand correctly, the PS3 scales everything to 1080p60 or 1080p24, right? What about 1080i Blu Rays like Planet Earth, does it output that as 1080i60 or 1080p60?
My setup is similar to yours, my display is a 54V10. Overall, I would suggest you keep the scaler off and turn it on when necessary. The 3310 and the Panasonic plasmas don't seem to play nice together. As you have pointed out the Denon's auto setting doesn't seem to work even though it senses that the V10 can accept a 1080p24 signal; rather it converts it to 1080p60. My advice is to leave the i/p scaler off and turn it on when you need it.
Now, the PS3 does not scale everything to 1080p60 or 1080p24; it passes native 1080p24 frame material as 1080p24 (no scaling) and does the same for native 1080p60 material; it does not scale 1080i material (I'm not sure about planet earth; I don't know if it's actually 1080i or just mislabelled and I don't have the disc on blu-ray to check - I have the HDDVD). The PS3 also does not scale 480i material on a BD disc but it does automatically deinterlace it to 480p and it also does not scale 720p games to 1080p. What the PS3 does scale is DVD to 1080p60 (if you choose, it can also scale to 720p or 1080i).
So where the Denon can come in handy is for:
1) deinterlacing 1080i to 1080p, though your Panasonic does a pretty good job anyway;
2) scaling 720p games to 1080p, though again the improvement is not that significant;
3) scaling 480i content on a BD disc to 1080p60 (actually its 480p as there is no way to output 480i content as 480i on the PS3 - it deinterlaces to 480p for output); and
4) upscaling 480p DVDs to 1080p60, though the benefit is not significant since there is no way to output 480i from the PS3, the PS3 will have already deinterlaced it so the Denon will be limited to scaling 480p to 1080p - the improvement again is not that significant.
Anyway, that's just my $.02