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HCPC Vs Standalone

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by marcus2704, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. marcus2704

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    My setup consists of a Panny 50" Plasma, Arcam DV88 player, and a Shuttle XPC with Radeon X800Pro Gfx Card and basic onboard sound.

    My question is from which would I likely get the best image quality?

    The Arcam outputs via component in Pro-Scan @ 720x480, whereas I set my PC desktop resolution to 1280 x 720 via VGA connection.

    Am I right to presume that I would be better off using my PC as the DVD player because it will upscale that standard DVD res to match my plasma screens resolution of 1366 x 768 using Powerstrip, giving me a higher quality image?
     
  2. dan1979

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    If you set it up right then my vote would go with the PC, I've seen quite a few expensive standalones on show that couldn't match what I've managed from my PC. Nvidia codecs and ffdshow can do some impressive stuff - unfortunately it's often buggy and difficult to get everything working properly - it can take literally days to get it all working right.
     

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