Brand new to your forrum. I have a couple of questions for you AV guru,s.
I am considering purchasing an Oppo 93 Blu Ray. I have a Pioneer Elite vsx 52 receiver which has the Marvell video processor and I understand that the Oppo also has a Marvell processor as well. When I run the video signal thru the HDMI input on the Elite I see a noticeable improvement in PQ. (I run all my video signals thru the vsx-52.)
Will this be a duplication of the Marvell P and will it make a difference?
Will I see additional PQ improvement with the Oppo or will it be about the same.(I currently have a Sony S350 Blu Ray an older but medium quality player Takes forever to load) I am using a Pioneer Elite Plasma display which receives the HDMI signal from receiver.
After all that info the main question is. Will having a 2nd Marvell P in the signal path improve the PQ or will it be the same?
Thanks for all your input.
I guess the straight answer is, it all depends. Pretty well every AVR and/or Pre-Pro has some sort of video processing today that, if you desire, can be "piggy backed" on top of the processing already in the player as long as you don't get too carried away with large adjustments, no harm done. From my experience with three different set-ups, the differences in the default settings are usually quite subtle anyway. One question I have is does the your Pioneer AVR have the ability to make adjustments for individual source inputs or is it a "one size fits all"?
I have an upper end Yamaha AVR that, although it is not Marvell processing, I can make individual adjustments for my monitor connected through the AVR while at the same time allow "pass through" on my Oppo BDP 95 which is connected as well. Interesting to note though that the "noise reduction' feature in the video processing on the AVR is somewhat more subtle than the noise reduction on the player and combining that with an increase in the detail enhancement on the player provides a picture, to me anyway, I like slightly better than the player on its own. That is, of course, strictly to my taste.
Either way, not to worry, do what looks the best to you.