Component Video up-conversion

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  1. Davin D

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    I'm considering getting a new receiver and was thinking about getting one with component up-conversion so that I can switch my LD player through the receiver. I'm not sure I buy into any improvement in video but I'm worried about actually degrading the video. Any thoughts?
     
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    I keep taling about Marantz all the time, but here it goes. I have seen the Marantz SR7400 in action converting the video. It doesn't look worse, but I didn't think it looked better either, I'd say it stayed about the same, which I guess is good.
     
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    I have the Denon 3803 and it seems to do a fine job of upconverting. I run most of my sources (DirectTV, VCR, etc.) into it using S-Video and it connects to my Philips HDTV using component. The PQ seems to be just fine in my opinon. I wouldn't say better, but I certainly don't notice any degradation.

    Good luck!
     
  4. John Garcia

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    It won't look better at all. The resulting signal is only as good as what is being sent from the source. If the source is sending a composite or s-video signal, then you will not IMPROVE the signal to a new level of quality, but rather just change it to the other type of connection.
     
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    Thanks john,

    I pretty much thought that as well. I have heard some people say, however, that it can degrade the picture. That's my real question.
     
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    My Rotel upconverts and I haven't noticed any image problems even on my projector
     
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    On some of the first receivers to do the upconvert, I think there were issues, Marantz comes to mind, where they had some problems with the boards. I think you are safe with more recent units from most manufacturers though.
     

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