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Originally posted by Joel
Yes, HDMI clearly will carry 480i if the player will send it that way. My understanding is that the Pioneer DV59, the Arcam DC 79 and the Sony 975 will all output 480i via HDMI (others will too, such as the Teac Esoterics as I recall, but they are all over 1000 USD). DVI, however, is a subset of HDMI and my recollection is that there is no DVI 480i output. But it's all very interesting!
There is no 480i/576i output in the DVI spec, but if you know what you're doing you can force the DVI to output it.
post #422 of 425
*** sour grapes ***

I'm sure that many of us would be keen on buying a DragonFly - if - at least it offered SDI input as an expensive add-on option. :(

Doesn't it defeat the quest for image quality when the best SD source quality cannot be input to the processor? :confused:

Maybe SO will do their Realta Chip justice, and offer it themselves in what they call "box form" with SDI input and more component and analog inputs. Then we can all breath in deeply and at last watch a movie without yearning for future improvements.
post #423 of 425
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Originally posted by Brett
*** sour grapes ***

I'm sure that many of us would be keen on buying a DragonFly - if - at least it offered SDI input as an expensive add-on option. :(

Doesn't it defeat the quest for image quality when the best SD source quality cannot be input to the processor? :confused:

Maybe SO will do their Realta Chip justice, and offer it themselves in what they call "box form" with SDI input and more component and analog inputs. Then we can all breath in deeply and at last watch a movie without yearning for future improvements.
Add a bit of sweetener to those grapes... Algolith has (or will have) a stand alone sdi to hdmi converter: Algolith SDI to HDMI converter. See post #145.
post #424 of 425
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Originally posted by Robert2413
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/cgi-b...deInt=0&mpeg=0

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.
post #425 of 425
I was at HE 2005 and saw the Realta doing it's thing coupled to the JVC HD2K. It was nothing less than WONDERFUL. I've never seen a non-tube image to equal it. This includes an admittedly brief view of the Qualia 004.
Now I just have to wait for the future to become more democratically priced.
After reading all the reviews and comments Re: low cost DVD upscalers, I bought the Oppo971. I cannot believe the image that this produces at low cost, with it's DVI output. With my poor man's Anthem( the Outlaw 950), I am a very happy camper...of course waiting for the Toshiba/Sony partnering on HD-DVD to bear fruit.
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