Am I missing something here or will this card only take 480i (optional 480p if demand is enough) on it's component inputs? If that's the case what to do with the stuff that has 480p, 720p and 1080i outputs?
I don't mean to rain on this parade and it's probibly me or I misread something? I'm sure Tom has done his homework on this and I just don't understand, but I'm not sure why I would want to take a DVD 480P output thats analog and scale it. After all it's already been through one scaling process in the DVD, converted to analog, sent to the HTPC, reconverted to digital in the HTPC then converted back to analog coming out the video card. Why would I want to do that over the internal DVD player in a HTPC where everything stays digital till you finally come out the Radion. 480i from an external DVD player in the component inputs, maybe, but I don't think I would take that over the internal DVD player.
Don't misunderstand me, I'd love to see some quality component inputs for a HTPC, but not for DVD playback. I want to attach other devices with progressive and interlaced component signals like XBox (480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i), JVC DTheatre (1080i), HD sources (720p and 1080i) or any other component source both progressive and interlaced to my HTPC, scale them if I want or just pass them through. I guess what I really want is a HTPC to act like a scaler with a DVD player built in.
Is that what this card will do??