I am not clear on how upscaling and/or deinterlacing happens in my set up. I'm looking to learn which devices in my set up would be better at each function (if there is a noticeable difference). Maybe someone with the same or similar enough components, and knows this stuff ;o), could point me in the right direction. Note, I do not have an issue with my PQ, but if I have an inferior component's processor doing a job that could be done better by another device, I'd like to make a change.
Comcast/Motorola HD DVR DCH-3416
* What prompted the question is that I may buy a Denon 3808 today. I understand the 1909 and 3808 use the same Farajouda video processing chip, which I hear is inferior to the Reon Realta chip in some other AVR's. I am only looking at the 3808, so I need to find out if the two video conversions are done better than the 1909 (or somewhat equivalent to a Reon chip) by either the: WD-73734, BD55 or DCH-3416?
A secondary question is how to set my settings to accomplish the best mix of video quality for my set up. But for now, getting some of you knowledgable folk to tell me: "Don't worry about the AVR's video conversion ability. Your other devices do 'x' and 'y' better." (If it is true).
I'd appreciate if anyone has specific knowledge, because I have heard general statements like: " Most TV's and BD players convert 'x' and /or 'y' better". Since I am considering spend a big chunk of money today, I'd much prefer specifics, if anyone knows that info. If not, I will take the general answer: "The WD-73734 and/or BD55 have excellent upscaling and deinterlacing abilities, usually better than most AVR's." (if true ;o)
Thanks in advance from this nervous buyer.
Edit: I forgot to mention that the BD55 and Motorolabox are connected to the 1909 via HDMI, then HDMI goes from 1909 to WD-73734.