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Build HCPC pver prog scan DVD player?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by jtorry, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. jtorry

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    I have read a fair few topics on this forum, yet i am still unsure as to get a new DVD player with pal/NTSC prog scan or to build a HCPC. I am going to be using a Sanyo PLV-Z1 projector and want the best picture quality i can get. I would be spending about £350 on a DVD player so would i be better off with a HCPC? Thanks for your help.
     
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    As far as I can tell, if you can stand spending a little more than £350 on a HTPC, and don't have to account for WAF, then the best system is a HTPC.

    You can do away with scalers, line doublers, trying to find a progressive o/p PAL decoder to do 625p (impossible?), and just do it all in software.

    You can get the bonus of a PVR, CD (MP3) jukebox, and digital picture viewer as well on the same system.

    At least, I think this is the case. I've started with a HTPC before buying the hi-res screen, and am now considering a plasma. I'm trying to decide on a standard definition one (852x480), or a high def model (1024x768). I think the former is best for NTSC progressive discs, but that neither is ideal for PAL progressive - and that some scaling will always be required for us PAL viewers. I'm tending towards the decision that the best option at the moment is a HTPC with the highest res display I can afford.

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