Are HD Upscaling DVD Players all they are cracked up to be?


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Now with a scarce amount of Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players and movies to buy, as well as expensive prices, I may opt for a upscaling DVD player.

Now do these really show a brilliant picture, is it worth it to buy one? Ive seen cheap ones around £100 and expensive ones at about £400, whats the best value player?

Thanks in advanced for the help:thumbsup:


Distinguished Member
Upscaling DVD players are 95% MArketing man BS mate. most people find a good none upscaler gives a better pic as all Plasma, LCD, Projectors (DLP/LCD etc) all fixed pixel devices have scalers built in anyway. What display have you got?

Nic Rhodes

Distinguished Member
That will do all the upscaling you need. HD DVD are in a different class and have resolutions well above what that tv is capable of.

av addict

Established Member
no m8 i myself have panasonic s97 upscaling dvd player and between hdmi
and component connection -component wins because my pv500 does the


Prominent Member
I would have to agree that upscaling is a waste of time. I have a Denon 2910 and find its best HDMI picture is non-upscaled 480p/576p. 720p and 1080i introduce unwanted artifacts.

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