I have a Sony SXRD 60A2020 (1080P) that's currently being fed, via component, a 480i signal from a 4-year-old Sony DVP-NC655P. Cinemotion is set at auto and DRC is High Density. The image has been carefully calibrated with DVE and Avia.
I arrived at the current configuration after LOTS (probably 20-30 hours) of comparisons and tweaks. For the record, all other image "enhancements" (detail enhancer, noise reduction) are disabled (they did horrendous things, IMO). It looks pretty good on most sources, excellent on some (LOTR, SWE3).
Finally, were I to get an upscaling DVD player it would be connected via HDMI.
Could anyone attest whether the NS75H is more capable at upconverting (to 1080i)and/or deinterlacing than the current-generation SXRD?
I find that without DRC on, the image is overly-soft. But with it on -- and in varying degrees, depending on the disc -- things can get slightly to very noisy, and there is in every case ever-so-slight EE that cannot be disabled.
I wonder whether the NS75H alleviates these issues, while still providing the (sometimes remarkable) clarity and detail provided by DRC. Or better, whether the NS75 is even better...when mated with this particular set, of course. Or worse, if it essentially has the same scaling as the SXRD, the only benefit thus being a direct-digital interface with HDMI.
Thanks for reading this long post. And if it's not too much to ask, please only reply if you've got both this player (or its changer equivalent) AND an equivalent SXRD. PM me if you like, to keep this thread from getting even MORE cluttered.