Originally Posted by marius
Actually there's no HDMI upconversion on the 81TXV's - it only transcodes. Speaking of, has anyone tried to transcode component input to HDMI out using the 81TXV? It makes the picture much darker - you can compare by feeding the component directly to the display. Supposedly this is a known bug fixed by a recent firmware upgrade as well but some people have also said they haven't seen the problem.
You're right. It simply passes the source's resolution through the HDMI cable. I love the scaler in my tv, and I love having only one cable connected to it!
As to the component to HDMI issue, I just realized that I am seeing it too, but only with my Xbox 360. My DVD's don't seem to be any darker. How can one component source be darker, and another not be?