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

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  1. Muratcan

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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:
     
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    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?
     
  3. Muratcan

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    Im going to be getting this Sony Bravia in a few weeks=
    http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProd...w_en_GB&pageType=Overview&category=TVP+LCD+TV
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks for the info.:thumbsup:
     
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    HD-DVD and Blu-ray are very different to Upscaled DVD. Your better off get a good DVD player than an upscaling one!
     
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    no m8 i myself have panasonic s97 upscaling dvd player and between hdmi
    and component connection -component wins because my pv500 does the
    scaling-:thumbsup:
     
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    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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