Guys, I'm exhausted DLing manuals, decoding hype, sorting through HDMI obfuscation, and reading Official Threads lol. The Pioneer manual seems to devote very little time to upconversion, so please bear with my looking for verification.
Assuming ALL inputs are 480i S-Video or composite, and NO HDMI connections of any kind, can this receiver be set to:
a) upconvert any chosen Input to 1080i and Output it via its single component Output jackset?
b) If so, can anyone comment on the quality? 480i to 1080i component is the reason I am considering buying a new receiver.
c) Assuming upconversion as above, are 480i signals still available at the other S-Video &/or Composite jacks? (ie, Monitor and "VCR Output")
Assuming the setup above but now adding one 1080i component Input to the mix,
d) Is it passed through to the component Output jackset untouched?
e) Is it downconverted to the "VCR" and Monitor composite/S-Video output jacks?
f) If so, can anyone comment on the quality?
For anyone interested in why I'm avoiding HDMI atm . . . as if HDMI itself is not enough reason lol . . . my 7 year-old A/V system is complicated and . . . my 65" Mitsubishi Diamond 1080i RPTV fits in its custom cabinet, is incredibly bright over a wide viewing angle, and does not reflect the seven 2-story windows that share the room with it. I have not yet found a new TV that meets all these criteria, not even the current Mitsu 65" RPTV . . . with or without rainbows
Mitsubishi WD65907 1080i
Denon AVR 5803
3 x DirecTV SD DVRs
4 x Modulators for DirecTV, HTPC
8 x Modulators for Security Cameras
Basic Cable + 12 Channels to five 4x3 TVs, 3 PCs
Multi-room stereo speaker system