Originally Posted by haynesnpa
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If my TV upconverts, would this not being in the receiver be a real issue?
TV = Samsung LN-T4665F
Yes. Every TV (well, every recent one) is going to do upconversion itself, and often will do it quite well. There's no point in wanting the receiver to upscale everything unless your TV has a crappy scaler. However, the receiver can impose limits on conversion by scaling things unnecessarily- like many of the new Onkyos, if given an analog 1080i input, will scale it to 720p when converting the video to digital for output via HDMI. That's an unnecessary scaling, and its why I'm no longer looking at the Onkyos or Integras. Better to leave it be and let the TV do its thing.
What's more, 1080i to 1080p is more deinterlacing than scaling, and again, there's no major reason for it to happen in the receiver. If your TV will accept a 1080p input, then it should also deinterlace a 1080i signal quite acceptably.
I think all the worries about receiver video upconversion are a bit overblown, except as you don't want the receiver to impose unnecessary limitations on the resolution as it gets converted from analog to digital. Anything else is gravy, and if you have a good quality TV, it's unnecessary gravy.