Registered: Jul 2000
Location: Yorba Linda, CA, USA
I am assuming my TV will do a better job (GWIII), even without seeing the HDTiVo at all. This is because of past experience where, according to the legendary umr (and he's right):
- Progressive DVD players look worse in Progressive than in Interlaced mode. This is presumably because the TV knows how to scale and "line double" in the same pass. It knows how to do 3:2 pulldown.
- S-Video looks no better than Composite. They look the same, because the comb filter in this TV is so good.
- SD material looks good. It looks REALLY good. The TV can remove compression block noise, smooth as much or as little as you want, etc. There are 20 image enhancements, and they can be tweaked per input and per resolution (480i, 720p, etc.). And 15 of them are basically to make SD material look good.
- My TV scales way better than the hardware in my current HD box (HTL-HD). It's no contest.
With this kind of history, and since my TV takes all resolutions over the DVI cable (including 480i), is it really wrong of me to have faith that my TV will scale better than the TiVo?
So, yes, I'm certain I want some sort of native mode. But I agree with Hong that if you just let people set the out for each type of in, you support all possibilities.
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