I am tweaking my system, and trying to get the most detailed (duh, obviously) results out of my Oppo 970HD, for standard DVD movies.
Here is what I found so far (as it relates the resolution format out of Oppo). Note that I have the hack installed, so it allows me to have 1080i resolution out of Component video, to a 1080p Sony HDTV.
480i = Picture is clean, softer
480p = Picture is clean, coarse, clean details.
1080i = Picture is softer, picture proportion seem to be off.
conclusion: best resolution out of the Oppo is 480p, with my 1080p HDTV.
Question: if most of HDTV available today are 1080p (which imply, by default, will upconvert any source to 1080p, then what is the benefit of having a 1080p DVD players? The only upconverting it need is from 480i to 480p, solely based on my test results?
Anyone care to educate me?