Does Denon 1600 scale for 16:9 screens?

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  1. Mark_Johnson

    Mark_Johnson Stunt Coordinator

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    I am seeking to upgrade to progressive scan for my new 42" 16:9 format plasma TV. The Panasonic RP91 and Denon 1600 are my final 2 contestants. If the Denon 1600 can scale anamorphic DVDs for the 16:9 screen, I will go with it over the Panny. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Sorry, that should read "scale non-anamorphic DVDs for 16:9".
     
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    Mark,

    The 1600 DOES NOT scale. The current Faroudja DCDI chip it has does not allow this. It is a double-edged sword since the 1600 generally has better video quality with a better de-interlacer than the RP-91, and the 1600 also has Burr-Brown DAC's for analog audio re-production with a low-pass filter to the subwoofer. I have one and it is a great all around player for the money, but if scaling is more important to you than anything else, then go for the RP-91 -It is still a great player for the money.

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