I got my vsx919 today, and hooked it up to my KRP. I was most interested in how the SD programming looks on my TV (480i). I had 3 connections from my Direct TV SD receiver to my TV.
1. Direct TV was connected to my vsx919 via RCA cable, and HDMI connection between vsx919 to my KRP. Once I did that, I saw on my KRP, that the video quality was 480p, and 24bit color. Blacks on my KRP were pure blacks, and substatially darker that the black from other 2 setups. I dont know if it supposed to be that way or not. Picture was sharper too.
2. Direct TV was connected to my KRP via RCA cable. Blacks were not as black, and KRP showed picture quality to by 480i. Picture not as sharp as previous setup. Is this because I was using RCA cable? If I had HDMI 1.3 connection, would it be better? My DirectTV receiver does not have any HDMI so I have no way to check this.
3. Direct TV connected to my old JVC receiver via s-video. JVC in turn was connected to my KRP using component video. Blacks were the least black. Picture quality almost as in case 2.
So looks like vsx919 is doing a better job upscaling that my KRP? Or is this HDMI issue? Should I buy the vsx1019, and will it make my pictures better since it upscales all the way to 1080p??
Let me know.