Firstly, I'm new to these forums, so greetings!
I've just bought a dvd upscaler to go with my first plasma tv, as I have a large collection of DVDs (3000+) and am not ready to start buying Blu-Rays considering the cost of replacing my collection. On the advice of a friend, and after reading a few reviews, I bought a Denon 1740.
On the standard HDMI setting 480/576, films look better than when I was using my old player, which I used with component leads. However, if I select the 720 setting, films actually look worse, sharp and grainy. If I select the 1080 setting, there is no visible change to the 480/576 setting. My television is a Samsung 42 plasma HD-Ready, capable of maximum 1080i.
I'm wondering do I need a full HD television to see the 1080 upscaling? Or does it sound as if the Denon might be faulty?
Any advice would be appreciated - when it comes to home entertainment I'm a newbie!