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ATV2 and higher-end AVR w/ video processing

1022 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2011 12:44 PM by Krutsch RSS
Krutsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 17, 2011 11:52 AM
Is anyone using an Apple TV (2nd Generation) with a newer A/V receiver that has on-board video upscaling and/or video processing (e.g. Pioneer VSX-1120-K with its Marvell processor or the higher-end Yamaha models with HQV Vida)?

Do these technologies really do anything to improve a 720p video that this being displayed on a 1080p screen? I realize that the display panels will upscale themselves, but these AVRs advertise video cleanup and enhancements that go beyond simply upscaling.

Can anyone attest to real world results?

Thanks, Ken
Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • AlexSonne81 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 3, 2011 2:20 PM (in response to Krutsch)
    This is virtually irrelevant unless you're even more anal than I am about video and audio quality...in which case, the ATV2 is not what you're going to use to satisfy your fidelity addiction. I use the ATV2 for convenience. When I want to get my money's worth out of my theater, it's Bluray or nothing (many blurays are even disappointing and over-mastered, imo).

    These devices take an excellent source (such as the best blurays on the market) and clean them up a bit to avoid showing artifacts on 100"+ screens. Unless you have a $15k+ projector on a $5k+ screen that's 100"+, there's virtually no way you'll notice any difference.

    I promise...take it from an audiophile nutjob.
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.6GHz, Mac OS X (10.5), 8GB, 120GB SSD SLC, 30" CinemaHD, etc

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