Originally Posted by mmira
Does the progressive setting affects the HDMI output, or only the component output? My player is configured to output HDMI 1080i, and I'm pretty sure that changing the progressive mode (between auto1 and auto2) had an impact on a given DVD (video material), so I guess it affects. That leads me to another question, if I'm outputting 1080i, and the signal is being de-interlaced, does that mean that I'm actually getting 1080p?
Good question. I've noticed that if I turn progressive output off in the video settings, it doesn't affect 576p (PAL) output on HDMI and, of course, the remote options for cycling through HDMI outputs offer 480/576p, 720p and 1080i. My feeling is that the interlaced/progressive option in video settings in the setup menu and the HDMI output options are controlled separately.
That leaves open the question of whether the de-interlacing options in the Video Settings menu also apply to the HDMI outputs. I don't know but they may not. The HDMI output signal remains in the digital domain at all times. I don't know whether the de-interlacing for the analog outputs is done in the digital or analog domain but I suspect it is done in the digital domain in which case these settings may apply to both. If de-interlacing for analog outputs is done in the analog domain, then a different approach may be taken for de-interlacing for the HDMI output. Maybe somebody else knows the answer for that.
When you're outputting 1080i, however, that's what you're outputting. The video data (NTSC or PAL) on the DVD is in interlaced format which is why it has to be de-interlaced for a progressive scan output. For 1080i, no de-interlacing occurs.
Originally Posted by mmira
Final question. After applying the latest firmware (6720-D), I could finally make the HDMI switching functionality in my receiver (Denon AVR 2807) to work. Initially I was worried that the switching would hurt the PQ somehow, but to my surprise it make it better! Before, in "Finding Nemo" I could see some splotches in the anemonae (initial scenes - Marlin with wife), a halo artifact around the fishes (initial scenes - Marlin with wife) and a terrible halo artifact around the sharks (the meeting scene). After connecting tru the receiver, all of that pratically disappeared. Could someone explain me why?
Can't explain why but I also use a 2807 and 2910, and I also think that video quality seems better with the HDMI signal passing through the 2807 rather than going direct to my TV display. The 2807 acts as a repeater so it provides some boost to the signal and there may be some signal buffering going on. One or both of those are the only reasons I can think of for the apparaent slight improvement in picture quality though neither really seems like a plausible explanation with a digital signal.