Having a think back...When I got my first BD player in 2008, I had read the forums and set it to 1080/24P. At the time I was still running DVDs on a older DVD player. The part that convinced me to run all discs through the BD player was when I watched the "shuttle launch" on copies of JPK DVE on both DVD and BD formats. The BD player was connected by HDMI and the DVD player by YPbPr allowing the Reon in the BenQ to upscale when running both inputs on "16:9". I simply switched inputs via the remote. The ONLY time the DVD looked as good was when I ran it in "REAL" mode which maps the image 1:1. So then it was just a small image in the centre of the chip at just 720 pixels wide, but it looked awesome but was just too small. Switching back to 16:9 mode was the only way to 'fill the panel" which looked quite ordinary compared to the both the small 1;1 image or the BD at 1:1. I then decided to re-load the DVD into the BD player. It was enough of an improvement for me to ditch the DVD player altogether after that and I have continued to use the BD player's upscaling for all DVDs since. That might have been my first turn to being a HD snob.
Interesting, Mark. I have done a lot more reading since my earlier posts, and I am sure I will get a BD player at some stage. Your post is another piece of evidence pointing me that way. However I have no BD discs, have about 3,000 classic movies on dvd, have 3 Denon 2930 players and a 3900 player feeding various Samsung 720 plasmas and, in the HT room, the soon to be replaced Screenplay 576 pj. At least I will keep the Denon AVR and speaker setup.
Yes Glen, I got a Panasonic 7000. It has not arrived yet. I have developed a feverish anticipation.