|Originally posted by Robert2413
The Denon DVD-5910 is their new champ, but Kris saw some places where it could be improved.
LiOn, OTOH, has reservations about its video deinterlacing performance.
Evidently, the Realta's noise reduction blows everything else out of the water, making the chip shine with poorer sources.
No custom resolutions. Awesome player, but that's inexcuseable with an MSRP of $3500. You're better of getting a Pioneer 59 for a grand and doing 480 over HDMI to an awesome video scaler of your choice. You may be able to do that for less than the price of the Denon 5910...and better.
The Sony 975 at around $200 is the new darling for "cheap" digital transport and it does a fantastic job. 480i over HDMI out of this to the video scaler of your choice isn't a bad way to go, either.
If you weren't going external video processor, I'd say sure, get the Onkyo 1000, Integra 10.5, or Denon 5910 and call it a day.