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Denon 2800 Mk II DVD Player vs HCPC?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by typing00, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. typing00

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    Hello there

    I recently purchased a Denon 2800 Mk II DVD player and was connecting it via scart to an Epson TW10 Projector. Out of curiosity I hooked the projector up to my PC (which happened to be using a Radeon 9600) and am very impressed by the picture quality. Do you think if I purchased a component cable to hook up the dvd player with the projector the image will be equal to HCPC?

    Many thanks.
     
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    A decent HTPC should be better than a standard DVD player even via component, due to the fact that all the "scaling" of the DVD image with a HTPC is done in the digital domain.

    It depends if it is wife friendly enough.

    rgds

    Dave
     
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    going component won't improve things : stick with VGA or DVI if you have it.

    There are pros and cons with using a PC for playback (look on here for some of the more popular discussion topics). I'm firmly in the PC camp myself but use a standalone player into a capture card through Dscaler for badly mastered discs or video originated material.

    Standalone progressive players perform their deinterlace without going to an intermediate analogue stage. Potential reasons why a PC can be better are , non-standard refresh and resolution settings and possibly more sophisticated colour correction , powerful cpus and graphics cards have the potential for more sophisticated deinterlacing and scaling techniques as well as other post processing filters.
     

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