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Receiver upconverts -- how do I know which for sure?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Geoff H, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Geoff H

    Geoff H Well-Known Member

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    I'm reading up in advance on purchase of the rx-v1900 and it upconverts over component -- makes me wonder if I can wait (HDMI) on the plasma for now...? Is there a "gotcha" in this thinking?

    Also, when I do get the plasma, and coupling it with the Oppo BDP83, when HDMI is through the receiver, how do I make sure that the signal is from the player only and not upconverting through the receiver?
     
  2. gene c

    gene c Well-Known Member

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    Component video conversion only converts interlaced 480i to progressive 480p. You need hdmi to convert a signal to 1080P.



    Set the video output of the 83 to 1080p (HDMI) and just about any receiver will pass it thru un-touched. It can't up-convert a signal that's already 1080P. And most receivers will also have a setting to allow a video signal to pass thru it un-touched, like a 480i signal which someone may want their display to up-convert. In short, you can set things up so either the DVD player, receiver or display convert the video signal. It's all in the choices that are made in their setup menu's.
     
  3. Selden Ball

    Selden Ball Well-Known Member

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    > how do I make sure that the signal is from the player only and
    > not upconverting through the receiver?

    Reading your question as "How do I verify...", modern TVs and projectors include an information display which reports the resolution of the incoming signal. If that doesn't agree with the settings in the input device, then the receiver must be doing some up-conversion.
     

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