Originally Posted by uberanalyst
As a new D2 owner, I have a question:
I've got an ancient Sony DVD player sending 480i (interlaced, not progressive) to the D2 over an analog component input, and then the D2 converts this to 1080p60 over HDMI to my JVC RS-1 projector. Everything works properly and my DVD player's output has never looked better.
So how come the D2 video processor "info" screen says my source is "480i x 1440"? This seem strange because DVDs are really only 480 x 720 pixels.
Is this because the D2's video ADC is oversampling (x2) its analog component input from the DVD player?
How does the D2 determine what sample rate to use on analog video inputs like this? There doesn't seem to be any way to control it.
As DRHANKZ notes, this is a bug that has affected some people with Component 480i input devices. It's not certain how long this bug has been around, but it is certainly present in the V1.10 and V1.11 software releases.
So far, every report says this is accompanied by noticeable problems in the D2's video output when fed Component 480i input -- problems that at first glance appear to be de-interlacing errors but are actually something else.
You say your video looks great from your DVD player, so you may have a variant case where the input resolution is being reported incorrectly but the video defects aren't appearing (which would be a surprise to me), or it may be that you just haven't noticed the video defects since you are comparing against your memory of your prior DVD setup which may very well have had real de-interlacing errors that looked similar. I.e., you don't realize what you are missing!
In either case, this is fixed in "test" software version V1.11g. It is also fixed in the latest, Beta "test" software versions, V1.12q and V1.12r. Folks who have reported this "480x1440i" symptom have invariably said their Component 480i video was much improved once they installed this fix.
If you give Anthem tech support a call, they will likely email you one of these software versions to install. Or if you are happy with your current DVD video, you might want to wait a few weeks more for the official, next software release.