No one needs video processing for Blu Ray? 1080p
As for DVD the new Oppo DV-983H smokes them all so personally I don't need video processing in my AV/Pre Pro I NEED OUTSTANDING SOUND that is all I care about if it does just that I am happy.
With HDMi 1.3 that should take care of the needs for the next ten years!! How better can you get than true master tapes = to the original?
The problem with having video processing in a pre/pro is that it is more likely to change than sound advances.
Dolby Digital was first used for cinema sound in 1992. It took 15 years to get Dolby True HD. DTS introduced in 1993 its DTS sound with the release of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park
and in 2006 DTS demonstrates DTS-HD Master Audio at Cedia which is thirteen years later. I prove my point!