Harman Kardon AVR 7300 Digital Surround Receiver Page 2
In my case, standard-def images from the Comcast Motorola digital-cable box looked a bit sharper and more solid using the receiver's processing, while the TiVo box and DVD player were tossups. However, another, cheaper progressive-scan DVD player clearly benefited from the processing.
This is not a simple feature, but it is a powerful and potentially beneficial one, particularly for systems with older sources like a VCR or laserdisc player. And one big fringe benefit of the AVR 7300's video processing is simple and universally useful: it not only upscales both composite- and S-video sources to component video, but it also sends all onscreen menus and displays to the component output (as well as the others). That lets you make just one connection to your TV, vastly simplifying not only setup but everyday use. Unfortunately, the onscreen displays don't show up when the incoming material is 480p or higher.