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Denon 1920. Does it upscale?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Retro Oswald, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Retro Oswald

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    I am hoping to buy a Denon 1920 DVD PLayer along with a new flat screen which i will coneect using HDMMI.

    As i want the best picture possible i was of upscaling the resolution on the player to be near HD quaality.

    Does the Denon 1920 allow me to do this?
     
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    It does upscale to 720p and 1080i. Check out the Denon website for specific info or the main feature on AVforums homepage.

    HD is still gonna be vastly superior regardless of the player used.
     
  3. Retro Oswald

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    True. But it is superior to what you can get at the momnet isn't it?
     
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    It depends on the quality of the scaler already built into the flat screen you intend buying as to the difference in PQ over standard. All that aside the 1920 seems to be well recieved PQ wise.
     
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    No. You'll still be watching a standard def DVD and you can't invent resolution that isn't there in the first place. All a current "HD" DVD player does is shift the scaling duties from the display to the player. If the scaler in the display (which may have cost ten times the player) is better than the scaler in the player then bingo - you've just forked out for a pic that doesn't look as good!

    Good marketing ploy huh?...PJ
     
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    Lee,

    The best advice would be to check out the player with the display you've got/want to get. As has been mentioned, it may turn out that you don't actually see any improvement.

    FYI I get a decernable improvement in PQ on my Sony KDFE50A12 when upscaling to 720p with the 1920. I wouldn't say a vast improvement, but it is certainly there.

    HTH :)
     
  7. Retro Oswald

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    I am hoping to get the Denon 1920 Mulit-Region for £200, which to me sounds like a bargain. It plays what seems to be EVERY Disc, and has a HD-MI.

    I am seriously considering to get a Panasonic TX-32LXD500 LCD screen. That has HD-MI and are hoping to get the BEST possible picture.
     
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    Would they be a Good combination?
     
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    If 32 inch is what you want then Panny is probably the best around. Make sure you see Off air stuff on your chosen LCD as most struggle with the likes of Sky and Freeview.
     
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    Sky is fantastic on the PannyLXD500; cannot comment on Freeview as do not use it at all nor have tried it.
     
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    I did see it the other day although i will need to see it again but it was definately better than what i am getting on my CRT via a seperate set top box. The guy in the shop that it is probably the best freeview picture you can get on a LCD
     
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    It lost out to the philips 32pf9830 in the recent what hifi awards
     
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    It seems to have all of the same connections as the Panny. Myself, i prefer the look of the Panny, especially as i hate the built in lighting behind the phillips screen.

    Plus the panny is cheaper
     
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    The Panasonic TX32LXD500 is what I bought and coincidentally I also have a Denon 1920 DVD player sitting in its box waiting for to arrive home! I will let you know how I get on.

    Whilst on the subject, may I ask a suplementary question here? My wife says the box contains a vidoe cable and an audio cable so should I get an HDMI cable on teh way home? And if so... which one is recommended? :confused: Rich...
     
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    That would be great to kneo how you get on. Can i ask what the Freeview quality is like?
     
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    Lee, are you planning to go HD in the near future, if not and all you're interested is in watching Sky/Freeview and DVDs may I suggest you'd be better off with the new Sharp P Series range of PAL optimised LCDs.
     
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    I am not getting Sky HD when it comes out. I will use the screen for Playing the HD XBox 360, using my PC, Watching Freeview and Movies.

    I am sorry to sy but i will never buy a Sharp screen as long as i live. I have seen loads of Sharp HD LCD's and reckon that the quality on them is crap.

    But that's me
     
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    Yes you should get an HDMI cable for sure. Peter Tyson supplied a 5m Thor cable with my Denon 1920. Not cheap at £60 (though much cheaper than some) and a bit longer than I needed, but it's a quality cable and comes with 2 HDMI/DVI converters.
     
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    I have decided that i am going to buy this DVD player. I saw it today connected to a Hitachi 32inch LCD ( Alright screen but not the one i want ) via HD-MI and completely blown away.

    Poeple are going to kill me for saying this but i genuinly couldn't see a difference between watching it on this set-up and on the new 50inch Pioneer Plasma.

    The picture was amazing. Pin Sharp and the water effects (on Lord of the Rings) was fantastic.Even the guy in theshop who hadn't seen it working yet was blown away.

    At £230 i reckon this is a steal.
     
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    Sorry. The picture also looked amazing because the player upscaled the picture, which made a huge difference
     
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    but I suspect the picture could have looked equally as good and possibly even better if the let the player not scale, did you try that? I have seen plenty of great pictures but most of them is when the player does not scale.

    I was told an interesting story yesterday about the guy with a DVD only system into a massive Yammy receiver and projector. Single source into the Yammy ( :D ). The DVD player had a scaling Faroudja chip, the Yammy had a scaling Faroudja chip, the projector had a scaling Faroudja chip. You have got to admire these guys that are selling the scaling Faroudja chip, now how many scalers do we need again? Ah yes 1. :lesson: The best one. At least he is all right if one breaks down. :smashin:
     
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    I felt that upscaling the picture was better at 720p rather than 1080i as they weren't any different. Without upscaling it still looked amazing.

    I have never seen a DVD player at this price which offers so much
     
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    Certainly it offer loads for the money but now you can have time to optimise the system to get the best out of it. I wouldn't recommend 1080i output on any of these players though, best stick with 480p, 576p, 720p.
     
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    Like i said, i found 720p to be great in the shop
     
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    Hi lee.

    I have a Denon 1920 running into a Sony V32A10 LCD via HDMI and also share your opinion. Just love the 720p PQ! Ok, I know my tv helps :D but I recently owned another upscaling player (a CA DVD79 for what it's worth) and I personally prefer the image on the Denon 1920.

    Try watching the "Pod Race" scene on Star Wars Ep.1 or even the "arena/execution" scene on Star Wars Ep.2, for example. Simply awesome! :thumbsup: And, of course, I'm not even referring cgi-animation-pixar type titles :)

    Enjoy!
     
  28. Retro Oswald

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    Pixar film lokk great anyway. Have you watched episode 3 on it yet. That will be great
     
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    Nope, I haven't bought the DVD yet :( Must do it soon though! :thumbsup: I'm SO looking forward to watch General Grievous on 720p :D
     
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    So am i. How much did you play for your player?
     

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