Originally Posted by maxleung
I haven't tested with 480i sources though - I don't think I have any devices that can output 480i natively for the 2010 to handle.
FWIW, I have tested 480i using an Oppo BDP-93 outputting 480i via HDMI. Not surprisingly, it performed perfectly with the HQV DVD Benchmark disc whereas the Oppo's Qdeo video processor stumbled on a few tests involving de-interlacing. Combined with the A2010's performance on HD (1080i) benchmarks (HQV HD and Spears & Munsil Blu Rays) I removed a DVDO Edge video processor from my setup as well as setting the Oppo to "source direct" because I preferred the HQV Vida 1900 processor in the A2010 over the Oppo's Qdeo. YMMV.
Of course, all of this may be redundant if one's display handles all of the de-interlacing/scaling functions properly anyway. Just feed the native signal to the display and call it done.
As a side note, I have not been impressed in the past with "noise reduction" functions on televisions, disc players, and video processors but IMHO the A2010 in AUTO does an amazing job of reducing block and mosquito noise without noticeably smearing or blurring the picture. This performance is particularly noticeable on bit starved HD cable channels.Edited by bluechunks - 7/5/12 at 4:52am