Originally Posted by meburdick
For upscaling, you should really do some of your own testing and determine where the upscaling being done gives the best results. For me, I quite like the upscaling capabilities in my 940D set, so I have the X800 set to "Native Resolution" (which is only valid for discs) and upscaling turned off. I don't use the built-in apps on the X800, so that part doesn't matter to me.
If the upscaling capabilities of your TV or projector are on par or better than that of the X800 (which is very good in its own right), then use the external device to upscale. Otherwise, upscaling in the X800 probably makes the most sense. The best way to know, however, is to use your own typical media sources and watch things with both configurations to determine which you prefer.
Thanks, not quite my question
The upscaling on the RS420 is superior to the X800; that much I have tested and know (I used to have a 940D, as well, great upscaler).
My question is regarding why the X800 continues to upscale 1080P Netflix content when I have it set to only send out "Native resolution".
When you turn on the x800 its own HOME menu is in 4k (which is silly, but fine, I'll take it - sharp icons, I guess and fewer res changes). If you go from there to a BD disc, it stops sending out 4K and sends out native 1080P (which is great). If I then go to Netflix directly from the BD disc, I get 1080p Netflix content in 1080p output to the projector (what I expect).
In many (maybe all?) occasions, if I go to the HOME screen of the player (which switches back to 4k output for the home menu) and then enter Netflix and play a 1080p show (Friends, for example), the player *continues* outputting an upscaled video stream @4k, even though the content is 1080p. 1080 upscaled (by the player) shows to my projector, which then kicks in E-Shift, looks much worse than a vanilla 1080p show.
I can't figure out how to get the player to correctly output the actual content, regardless of if it is a disc or network/app source.