|Originally posted by h2ofun|
The dtc100 with the 169time mod.
|Originally posted by tomrhyne|
[ This is by Andrew Sabin whose opinion I respect. . . . " However, I now enjoy my WS65857 much more for analog viewing with the great upconversion of the Zenith coupled with the more pleasing stretching modes (comparable to the Pioneer Elite). In my opinion the DTV1080 is the best match for Mits HDTVs. This receiver offers the superior upconversion and picture re-formatting as on Pioneer Elites with the uncomparable HDTV picture quality of the Mits. My formula is: Mitsubishi HDTV + Zenith DTV 1080 = better than Pioneer Elite" [/b]
|Originally posted by chrislee|
Plus, keep in mind that Pioneers lock into full mode w. 1080i, which may be a problem w. the Zenith.
|would I be correct in assuming that I should not worry about a STB's capabilities for non-HDTV sources because the Pioneer already does a good job?|
|Ok, I'm going to make a radical suggestion. Consider building your own with a PC and one of the HD Cards (I use the Hi-Pix card). This allows you to not only view OTA broadcasts, but also time-shift. Just my 2 cents.|
|however, with the Format Mode Switch (1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i) on the back of the set and non switchable via the remote, you would have to route your non-HDTV inputs to the Pioneer via another input, which I assume is not a problem.|
|Those shows were not filmed or taped in HD or 16x9 and will look distorted when the TV detects the 1080i input and locks into Full mode. This is part of the reason why STBs have a switch that allows you to chenge to output mode of the STB to 480i, 480p or 540p, depending on the model.|