Originally Posted by yatchaks
I now have a Pioneer Kuro 151FD and am confused about a few things.
I am using a PS3 as my blueray source and have another setup within the Anthem to output 1080P/24.
The Kuro is capable of converting a 1080P/24 signal to 72hz. Will the Anthem allow the 72hz signal to pass with my current settings, or will the Anthem not allow the 72hz signal to pass through at all?
I am also interested in comparing the two scalers. If I use dot to dot mode from the Kuro, will I then bypass the Kuro scaler? If so, then I assume that if I switch the Kuro to full mode, I will then bypass the Anthem scaler?
The 72Hz thing in the Kuro is entirely internal to the panel. It is just it's refresh rate for /24 inputs. It repeats each incoming frame 3 times.
The Kuro can not input /72 (even if you could find a way to produce that) and of course it doesn't output /72.
So the Anthem has nothing to do with this. The Anthem properly passes /24 to the Kuro and the Kuro does its frame repetition stuff (to reduce flicker primarily).
You can not bypass the Anthem scaler when using HDMI. If the input and output resolutions and frame rates are the same the Anthem scaler has less work to do but the video is still processed (input levels, gamma correction, data format conversion).
Set the Anthem to 1080p output and set your Kuro to dot to dot (and Pure mode as I recall) and you will be in the best setup.