Originally Posted by oryan_dunn
I've got an edge, and the thing it does that no reasonably priced AVR (or any that I can think of) that the DVDO does is allow custom underscan and zoom control. If you've got a flat panel with 1:1 for 1080p, probably isn't needed, but with an old CRT, a huge help in getting the picture to be completely on-screen.
I have a Panny ST50 (65") so I don't think I need that capability.
To me the idea would be to replace two components (the Edge and my old Denon 2807 -- and sell both) with one component for Audio and Video processing (and get some nice updates along the way -- i.e., HD codec decoding, iPad integration, etc.). But I do like the Edge and I don't want to go backwards in terms of video processing quality.
That said -- it's very hard finding robust comparisons of the video processor offerings of Marvell, Anchor Bay and Silicon Optics. I did find this interesting article from a French blogger (used google translate). He tested each company's offerings in various devices (including the Anchor Bay ABT2015 which is in our Edge) and seemed to think the QDEO performed best in the various test and benchmarks. http://www.audiovideohd.fr/actualites/7277-HQV-vs-Anchor-Bay-vs-Marvel-Qdeo.html
But I also know that implementation can impact how the chips perform in a given unit.
The logical side of my brain tells me that I will never "see" visible differences between the two high quality offerings anyway. But I rarely listen to that side ... and instead obsess about the details.
EDIT: I am so obsessive-compulsive about this stuff -- I emailed the following to Pioneer, I will let you all know if they respond:
Edited by Skrill - 3/4/13 at 3:38pm
I am thinking of purchasing the VSX-53. I am interested in the video processing capabilities using the Marvell QDEO processor chipset. Can you tell me which actual QDEO chip is used in the VSX-53 (i.e., is it the Kyoto G2 -- their latest chip)? Also, what features have been implemented? Looking at the QDEO technology brief there are lots of features in the chip -- I would like to know which are available in the VSX-53.