Originally Posted by cadmium
I don't want to junk up this thread anymore with my question, but has anyone noticed or measured any image degradation with the OSD enabled? Is that a real issue, or just FUD?
I don't think there's any real issue of significance with regard to the OSD. I haven't observed it anyway, but I mainly use the 3008/5008. In the 260, 270, 608, 708, 808, and 1008 receivers I've set up for other people, I haven't noticed any degradation with any type of source and I always leave the OSD turned on. The 260 through 1008 receivers all use the same Faroudja video processor. Of course, make sure to optimize the settings for your setup, e.g., I prefer to turn off all noise reduction, edge enhancement, and leave all the other settings at off or default I think. The Faroudja chips deinterlace and scale well-enough, in my opinion, but I'm definitely not a fan of their noise reduction or edge enhancement implementation, but then I'm comparing to the Reon-VX in the 3008 and 5008 which are just about the best video processors out there.
If you feel there's any issue, it's a simple thing to completely disable the Faroudja chip and all other video processing by the receiver.