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I'm new to the HD world, having just received the Pioneer PDP-5070HD yesterday. I thought it had the ability to upconvert source signals to it's native 1080i resolution, but I was wrong. I now understand it ACCEPTS source signals up to 1080i (and downconverts 1080p to 1080i as well). Now, I'm a little frustrated with my 480p DVD player/HTIB, actually, a little more than little, as I've been thrust into the appealing 1080i resolution of my HD cable broadcasts.
I thought of just buying an upconverting DVD player since I watch a lot of movies, but what about my PS2 and XBOX? Then I read about the Denon AVR-4306. I DO need a futureproof ''nerve center'' for my home theater. It can upconvert analog signals to 1080i very well, which covers my DVD player and both game consoles (hmmmm....and the VCR?). I know I don't need an upconverting DVD player AND an upconverting A/V receiver, right. As for futureproof, it can pass 1080p signals of the PS3 and HD-DVD/Blu-Ray players..... when I'm $$$$ ready. HDMI 1.3? Well, it's a little too late for that for me...
Sound like a sound investment?