I just picked up a 1611 for a great price today but I have not hooked it up yet. I was looking at an 891 but price was 160 more for the 891 vs the 1611.
My question is this, is the Anchor Bay upconversion/scaling really needed? My source components are a Blu-ray player that upconverts DVDs, Moto DVR cablebox, Xbox 360 (all of these are hooked up via HDMI) and a Wii that will be hooked up via component. Wii is barely used and the 1611 will convert the analog to digital so I can still only use one cable to tv, but just no scaling. My TV is a Sony HX800 1080p and I do not foresee any need for additional analog inputs since the 1611 only has one component in.
Will the scaling really be an improvement on watching TV when using the Moto HD cablebox? I don't think the scaling will affect Blu-ray playback correct? And if the BD player already upconverts standard dvds, is the Anchor Bay really necessary? I don't really play music from my ipod on my receiver so those perks are not needed.
I guess I am just looking for some opinions on the scaling, I don't mind paying the extra money for a great benefit, but I would rather keep cost down.