Originally Posted by mits7372
Right! and the 1800 loses the USB input. I noticed that the older 659 uses Burr-Brown DAC's, the 2700 does not, the 1800 does. Do you know if BB makes a big difference in sound quality? Audioholics review of the 659 seemed to nod in this direction. But of course the 659 has not HDMI.
Can someone tell me, with the 2700, can you set the HDMI output to be pass thru without doing any conversion'? I already have 2 HDMI inputs on my 1080p TV and so do my sources (they put out 1080p too). And if I didn't for some reason, want to connect my AVR's video output to the TV, can I do all of the setups using just the display on the AVR?
What two "sources" do you have both puting out 1080P? I thought you were waiting out the HD/Bluray war? *confused*
Yes, the OSM allows you to turn on or off upconversion and/or deinterlacing.
Few things to remember about the upconverting and deinterlacing.
1. HDMI inputs are ALL passthrough to HDMI, no video processing
2. the video processing in the 2700 is mediocre at best
3. 1080p passthrough may or may not work. There are posted issues of problems with 1080p passthrough in this 2700 forum
I'm not aware of doing advanced menu ops without a video hookup. If you are not going to connect to a TV then you need an AR not an AVR. There are three video outs on the 2700 (HDMI, Component, S-Video). For setup purposes you could temporarily hook up a simple computer monitor via S-Video.
One other thing to keep in mind. Using a unit like a 2700 as your audio/video HUB makes things very convenient. i.e. sending one HDMI cable to your tv for all audio/video needs. But when you do this you now must have your 2700 on WHENEVER you wish to watch tv. Let's face it, most of us are mostly still watching analog cable feeds. Do we really need to power up a 140Wx7 unit to watch re-runs of Mork & Mindy?
My point is, no matter what AVR you get, you may still want to run a second AV feed to your tv bypassing the AVR.