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Hey guys I have the onkyo 876 and I'm wondering if it's possible for my reciever to convert 1080i to
1080p. My buddy is makeing a big deal about this ability of the new onkyo recievers converting 1080i to 1080p to give you blu-ray quality picture from your Direct tv HD feed. Right now I pass through everthing thru my reciever and thought if your getting HD at 1080i from direct tv thats the best you can have unless your useing blu-ray and then you get the 1080p. Is it true that the onkyo recievers converts the 1080i to 1080p giveing you blu-ray quality picture at all times. I was at the understanding that 1080p was only possible thru blu-ray?

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Hey guys I have the onkyo 876 and I'm wondering if it's possible for my reciever to convert 1080i to
1080p. My buddy is makeing a big deal about this ability of the new onkyo recievers converting 1080i to 1080p to give you blu-ray quality picture from your Direct tv HD feed. Right now I pass through everthing thru my reciever and thought if your getting HD at 1080i from direct tv thats the best you can have unless your useing blu-ray and then you get the 1080p. Is it true that the onkyo recievers converts the 1080i to 1080p giveing you blu-ray quality picture at all times. I was at the understanding that 1080p was only possible thru blu-ray?

Thanks Scott
Scott,
Your Onkyo can and does convert signals to 1080p in addition to passing through native 1080p signals . Via the on screen setup guide, just make sure your screen resolution is set to 1080p. Regardless of a feed being upsampled to 1080p, I would call it a stretch to call it Blu Ray quality as not all the signals originate as a 1080 progressive source as Blu Ray is. In addition there is a good bit of compression with sat/cable compared to BD.

Direc TV are offering some movies that are native 1080p/24, but not all. Regardless, your Onkyo can handle it all at 1080p/24. If it is a native 1080p/24 output from your DirecTV DVR, it should show up even without setting the AVR to 1080p. That is, your 876 is setup as passthrough. Does your display accept a 1080p/24 signal?
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JJ
 

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Cool I'll have to set my reciever to 1080p and see if there is any diffrence. I new it had the option but I believe most were saying a while ago that if you had HD cable and used blu-ray it was best to pass the signal through for best performance. I was thinking maybe there was a better processor then the reon that gave you blu-ray performance that I wasen't aware of. I have a pioneer elite and hd picture is great and blu-ray blows your mind. So this will be cool to see how good the reon does. That would be great if monday night football blows me away with blu-ray picture quality,that would be cool.
 

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Reon is truly one of the best video processors on the market. It shares much with the Realta video processor only with not as many parameters.
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JJ
 
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