Did some Testing on the new Roku Stick converter today.
Connected it to my Sony BDP S5500 w/BD movie inserted,then to a Mag.533(RCA RWY),and used a wall wart w/USB output to power the converter.Video resolution initially set to 1080P,but for some reason the BDP only allowed 720p to be output over HDMI to the converter,every other resolution i tried defaulted to 720p.The overall pic was barely passable,not nearly as good as i had hoped for,was substantially degraded and did not produce a picture i would enjoy watching.But colors were bright,not washed out or dull and lifeless looking as has Always been the case with this type of converter that i've ever tried or seen screenshots of.Blacks are black,w/o any tinges of green or purple,and dark scenes seemed to be about right...not tooo dark as is usually the case,and white IS white,not some miserable shade of gray.
Having said all that,i think the overall PQ was no better than average VHS quality,and i wouldn't bother to record/watch anything from a BDP using this converter.
I then connected the converter to my Roku 2XS set to 1080p and streamed some 1080p content from an online service provider.The PQ was Very Good.Much better than the PQ from the Sony BDP.Colors were bright,even vibrant.Blacks/whites were spot on,bright/dark scenes appeared normal.Another thing i liked is that the pic.isn't as soft or blurry as i was expecting.Not bad at all.
I then set the Roku to 720p and 480i.I couldn't really see any diff.between 1080p/720p.
Setting the Roku to 4x3(480i) produced a postage stamped AR,but setting the Roku to 16x9 widescreen(480i) produced a normal 16X9 AR.Again the pic.produced @480i was very good,just not quite as good as 720p/1080p,but the diff.was only minor to my eyes.Just a tad too blurry for my liking.
My overall impression at this point is that this is the best converter of its type that i've ever tried myself,or seen screenshots of,and i'm glad to have stumbled upon it on Amazon.Definitely a keeper,and @30 bucks a pop you can't go wrong.
Works better with a Roku than a BDP.Don't have cable/sat to try it on,and haven't tried it with a DVD player or any SD source yet.
I never thought i'd ever be able to give a positive review to this type of converter,but somebody finally made a good one...Amazing.