Originally Posted by Joseph Dubin
I found upconversion by the 960 slightly better than using the upconvert options on our SA 8300 HD DVR. Same holds true for our progressive scan DVD Player - we keep it at 4801.
I definitely have my el cheapo DVD player set so the the XBR960 does the upconverting of the DVD signal.
It's less obvious to me with the Motorola 6412 pIII HD DVR as to which signal to pass through natively (and convert the other) and which signal to let the XBR960 convert.
Which resolution conversion is more demanding of a scaler? Taking 720p and changing it to 1080i or taking 1080i and changing it to 720p ...
6412 records programs at whatever resolution they come in at: 720p and 1080i
6412 can be set to output 720p or 1080i
So the 6412 will be either passing 720p and converting 1080i to 720p
the 6412 will be converting 720p to 1080i and passing 1080i.
Both the 6412 and the XBR960 are "expensive" boxes and with no electronics background on my part I have to idea as to which one might have the better scaler for either or both resolutions.
I was thinking that with the paucity of HD recorders out there, a fair number of XBR960 owners might have the Moto 6412pIII.