Originally Posted by Dan Ellis
In a system that is RGB output based, is the PQ of the newer scalers that much of an improvement? I have an NRS and have run into limitations due to source changes. I have a line on a reasonably priced DVP-1000, which would seem solve my new source issues. If you want specific info on my setup, look down in the posts to one on CRT/Plasma processor recommendations.
I replaced an NRS with a DVP-1000 about a year ago because I wanted all my inputs, including HD, connected to 1 device. I have been quite happy with the DVP-1000, even though it only does bob and weave for HD. It doesn't have HDCP, which I don't need.
To me, the Faroudja products still rank highly in the realm of SD performance (deinterlacing and scaling). I scale at native rate to my 1280x768 plasma and DVD's are close to HD quality just like my NRS was. HD is an improvement over the plasma's scalar, although not dramatically so.
If it does what you're interested in at a decent price, I would recommend it.