Originally Posted by tonydeluce
Thanks. What I am referring to is the "Direct" mode that outputs unprocessed 480i over HDMI. Was wondering if it also did this over component.
AK47 was asking about sending YCbCr from a 969avi (Euro model) via HDMI because he can only get RGB 4:4:4 to work. Maybe the 59avi (and 969avi) will only send RGB via HDMI and the new "Direct mode" will send the YCbCr as it comes from the MPEG decoder, which it really should be doing now. If this is the case, it's really a "bug fix".
Although, the design of the 59avi is over two years old, it may be always converting to RGB before it gets to the HDMI chip. This could possibly explain why the 59avi didn't have the HDMI->DVI BTB and WTW clipping bug. When the 59avi came out there were very few HDMI input displays, so I guess it probably wasn't a bad decision. If it did have the clipping bug, the "bashing" would have been endless, especially from the Denon fan-boy camp.
Does anybody know for sure if they have gotten YCbCr from the 59avi HDMI output?
Also, the conversion of YCbCr to RGB is a simple transform. I doubt anybody would be able to see the difference. However, if you are feeding the output to a scaler, and the scaler does its thing in YCbCr, then it would have to convert the RGB back to YCbCr. As I said before, I don't know if this is an "identity transform" or not. And if the player can do 10bit YCbCr (something upsamples before output), you don't want RGB anywhere near it.