Thu, 10 Aug 2006 13:59:19 GMT
Skip And Kathy Phillips...
I will be purchasing a couple new audio/video components in the near future,
and there is something that I am asking anyone who might be able to help
I plan to purchase a Yamaha RXV-659 AV Receiver and a Yamaha DVD-C950 DVD/CD
Changer with HDMI upconversion. I like to run all my video components
through the receiver. So, my question is, do I require a receiver that has
HDMI capability also to do this, such as the Yamaha RXV-1600, or since the
DVD player has HDMI, will the RXV-659 allow the upcoverted signal to pass
through. I appreciate any input. Thanks very much.
I just looked at the RXV-659 blurbs on the Yamaha web site. I don't see
squat about HDMI - it looks like it is a S-video box.
Several Denon receivers do HDMI upconversion. I recently bought a 4806CI and
my tests suggest that it uses Faroudja deinterlacing although Denon is not
clear about this. (When fed by 480i, the receiver shows typical Faroudja
performance on the HQV test DVD.) Faroudja is still close to the state of the
art in deinterlacing material originated from video cameras at 480i, which
the hardest task for a deinterlacer. However, it has only average performance
as a cadence-detecting film-mode pulldown deinterlacer.
Deinterlacing performance is very important if your receiver upconverts. Good
deinterlacing is hard to do and deinterlacing chips vary widely in
performance. I wouldn't buy ANY upconverting receiver without knowing how its
deinterlacing performance stacks up against the best solutions.
Here is all you need to know: