Originally Posted by egcarter
Who needs scaling in the AVR when the DVD players do that now?
Because the AVR can do a better job than most DVD players?
The ReonVX HQV in the upper-end Onkyos is the same chip you get in Denon's $850 DVD player, which beats every low-end player now on the market. Note simply using the chip does not guarantee high-performance; Onkyo must properly implement the chip in their design.
You can read more about the ReonVX right here
Originally Posted by joebob2442
I just did some reading about the HQV setup and like what I saw. What I am curious about is how the processing done by this unit will compare with something like Algolith's Dragonfly/Mosquito. Seems like the 875 and 905 are both doing artifact and scaling which are two things I really want. For starters, the fact thtat they are 1.3a and capable of processing deep color sources (not that there is any media with it on there yet) puts it ahead for me based on what it can handle.
The Dragonfly and Mosquito will perform noise and block reduction on both SD and HD signals. The ReonVX only does noise and block reduction on SD signals; it's noise reduction is pretty good, but its block reduction isn't comparable to what you would get with a Mosquito.