Originally Posted by mrgribbles
Here's the best workaround for the video I can think of at this time.
Since the 605 and my Moto 3416 STB will output HDMI & component concurrently.
Run a component feed from the STB to the 605.
Run a component out from the 605 to TV.
Run an HDMI cable from 605 to TV
Since component in = component out
And component in & HDMI out gets processed/upconverted.
When I want to watch HD programming I select component in at the TV. The 1080i signal is untouched.
When Iwant to watch SD programming I select HDMI at the TV. 480i will get upconverted to 480p or 720p at my preference.
I already have my remote programmed to switch inputs when I change sources, like to DVD so this part is no big deal and I don't have to go into the 605 to make any changes.
The downside is that this is perfectly acceptable for switching the TV from cable to DVD. It is a bit ludicrous to do this to change a channel. But this will work.
Anyone know of a programmable remote that will allow macros based on channel selection or that will do - if then- type programming?
(Before I go on, I just want to say thanks for all your time Mr. Gribbles).
Regarding the video set-up. Is it safe to assume that it would be possible to run both component and HDMI into
the receiver from the Motorola 3416 with one HDMI out to the TV, and just switch inputs on the receiver? That would achieve upscaling for 480i (component in, HDMI out) and preserve the 1080i (HDMI pass thru).
I am curious as to the reason why you went the route you did... as you have other components that you will need to switch on the receiver end... might as well have to switch them all there? Is it because you can save display settings on your TV and you have to re-size the picture with the 480i upscaling?
Anyone get a chance to try out to see if the PS3 can pass DTS-MA via bitstream yet? It seems like a lot of reports that say it can't lead back to this engadget report:
"When the PS3 hit the street it was recognized as one of the most full featured Blu-ray players to date, but it seem now that PS3 owners aren't getting everything they thought they were. It has recently been uncovered that although the PS3 does have an HDMI 1.3 port, the software does not support bit stream audio. What this means for Blu-ray fans is that when they finally pick up one of those new Onkyo receivers with HDMI 1.3, that they still can't enjoy Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD because there is no way to get the bits out of the PS3. Of course the DTS track can still be down mixed and PCM audio is supported, but so much for being the most capable Blu-ray player available."http://chinese.engadgethd.com/2007/0...or-ps3-owners/
I can't locate any other reports regarding this matter anywhere other than speculation from online forums. And this report is either incorrect (as there is a bitstream option under the BD/DVD settings), or just vaguely written and was only pertaining to DTS-MA and True-HD bitstreams.
However this report is more about the PS3's decoding capabilities, and really doesn't address the the possibility of having the receiver doing the decoding. I am hoping that it can.