Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Bren, Sep 10, 2007.
Been looking at the Onkyo 605 but i wondered if there are any upscalers for around the same money.
If you want an upscaler at this price level, then you may want to consider looking at your TV. It already has an upscaler of the same quality.
Sorry but you have lost me there. As far as i know my tv does not upscale & how do you know what telly i have?
All modern flat panel tellys have internal scalers built in to scale the picture to fit (otherwise SD pictures would be a fraction of the size of the panel).
If you've not got a flat screen HD telly, there's no point in thinking about an upscaling amp anyway.
Sorry i meant upscale the picture to 1080i or 720p.
Again...your TV will do this anyway.
Eg.. my TV has a native resolution of 1366 x 768. Any picture input will automatically get scaled to that resolution to fit the screen. If your screen is native 1920 x 1080 (1080 i/p) then the screen will upscale all material to that resolution anyway. If it didn't a standard SD picture (say off air, or from a DVD) would be a quarter of the size of the screen.
If you get an external upscaler, you're effectively scaling the picture twice, which can actually make things worse, especially if it's a cheap scaler.
Thats what he's saying. Your tv will automatically upscale to its native resolution. Sooooooooooooooooo, if you already got a 1080i / 720p tv, then your tv is already doing it. If its 1080p then, again, its already doing it.
If you want better quality from upscaling, your gonna have to spend substatially more than that on an upscaler. Think about it, whats gonna have the better upscaling? A £2000+ tv or a £400 av amp? To sell the tv at all it'll need to have a good upscaler
edit: Lazymatt got in there first....
Ah i understand now
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