Originally Posted by MASidoc
I'm currently sending 480i from Oppo970hd to 2700 via component output 720p HDMI to Infocus IN76. I had been using the oppo hdmi 720p to 2700, but the vertical 'squeeze' in the 970 upscaling was bugging me.
Personally, I have been impressed with the results. The mediatek chip in the 970 isn't the same--or likely as good as, for lcd--faroudja in your 971, though. So, yes, I like the deinterlacing and scaling from the 2700 in my set up.
However, from my research, I bet you're going to do best with the 971 scaling DVI-->HDMI-->2700-->HDMI--->pana100. The 971 doesn't do as well with component, and you can't alter the HDMI input (only pass through on 2700).
Thanks for the reply MASidoc.
So, I understand that you let your 2700 do the deinterlacing and scaling, right? That means your feeding it 480p from your DVD, am I right? So, in my case (following your set-up), the Oppo 971 DCDi feature would be irrelevant unless of course I'll be using the DVI-HDMI out of the Oppo.
I'm still wondering if the 2700's "Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1010 scaler engine" is better than the DCDi of Oppo, otherwise I'll just go for the 1700 instead if I'm only gonna use the Oppo DCDi's.
I'm just looking for a better deinterlacer and scaler for my DVD collections to play good on the Panny AX100u but I need a reciever too for multi-HD HDMI pass-through for the PS3 & Oppo. If ever the 2700 is better than the Oppo's scaler chip, then I'll go for it!