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I just heard something (rumor at this point) and I am forced to seek verification.


Someone - somewhere said that Video upconversion/upscaling or any alteration to video of any kind - performed by those fancy HQV or Faroudja DCDi chips cannot alter the video signal when processing is in the receiver where HDMI/HDCP, I/O is used.


Baiscally any video processing has to occur in the playback device or HDTV and it cannot be performed in the receiver because of HDCP.


This means the video upconversion feature in receivers is basically useless. It would be news to me if this is so and definitely worthy of passing along if it is true.


According to this argument, the only exception is where HDMI doesn't have HDCP. Which is probably something close to non-existent.


Does anyone have any insight to this? If true it's rather revolutionizes any recommendations I would make on HDMI receiver purchases.


Thank you for any feedback
 

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I have no clue what they were smoking. If you turn on your scaler in your receiver, and hit info on your TV, it will show you that the incoming signal was scaled.


Could ALL these receivers be in some sort of violation of HDCP compliance? I would bet money against that proposition.


The restriction I have heard of, is that receivers can't convert HDCP protected signals to full resolution analog (for obvious reasons.)


The purpose of HDCP is to protect against things they don't consider fair use. Not to prevent video processing.


The general backlash in that thread against scaling is something I can understand though. There's no guarantee that an AVRs video processor is going to improve your video quality. And I really dislike this "near HD quality" BS I see. If you scale a 1x1 image to 1920x1280, is now HD? Hell no. Neither is a 2x2 image, or a 640x480 image.


HD should imply the source video's actual resolution is better than SD's 480 lines of resolution. It has nothing to do with image scaling.
 
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