Originally Posted by SauceXX
I find this statement from PC strange. IIRC the PJ has HQV processing which should do a fine job with upscaling. But your right most people will feed it a signal that's already been upscaled. I can't understand for example how after accounting for the change in resolution an HD feed from the Oppo would look reference but the sd feed would look worse than it should. The PJ would be showing exactly what the player sends it.
Here are some quotes from the PC review regarding SD DVD material:
"When switching to standard definition DVDs, the CF181D's limitations in black level become more apparent. In the opening scenes of Get Shorty on DVD, John Travolta's black coat and shirt are not as black as we'd like to see, and dark scenes have some muddiness that is not there in HD material. Shadow detail is lacking."
"The Epson 8500UB has a clear advantage over the CF181D with standard definition. We fed both units a 480i signal from our Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player to see what they would do with a signal in native format. The opening scenes in Get Shorty were rendered with better contrast and black level on the 8500UB. Dark scenes that look somewhat muddy on the CF181D are better defined with more solid blacks and greater shadow detail. Beyond this, the 8500UB had a smoother, more filmlike essence to the image. The 8500 simply has a decided advantage across the board with standard DVD source material."
"With standard DVDs, the black level limitations are more apparent. So for those who plan to watch a lot of SD DVDs from their library, the CF181D might not be the best choice".
I just added the second quote from the review that I found above, I wonder what the projector would look like if the Oppo 83 sent the projector an upscaled 1080p/24 SD DVD signal?
We watch a lot of SD DVD material on a 120" diagonal 16:9 screen.
I like the idea of this projector but am put off by the comments regarding SD DVD rendering.