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HDMI/DVI DVD Player vs. Computer DVI out

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by mariachi76, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. mariachi76

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    Hi!

    I wonder if on a projector like a Panasonic 700 it is better to use a standalone dvd player (I would buy the Denon 1910) or to assembly a barebone-pc with a Radeon 9600 with DVI and a Software DVD player. Which solution would theoretically and practically give the better image on a Beamer? And Why?

    greetings
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    Does really nobody know if the dvi-port of a fairly good VGA-Card givse the same quality picture like a fairly good standalone player like the Denon 1910 when viewing on a 1280x720 projector?
    Whats about the differences of VGA-dvi <-> DVD-dvi when upscaling to 1280x720, and progressive scan and deinterlacing and all the other things needed for a good digital picture on the projector?

    In short words: Can anyone explain me if wathcing dvds on a projector from coumputer is as good as from a dvd-player using dvi?

    thanks
    mariachi76
     
  3. gandley

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    more than likly if you use the right DVD software a HTPC can provide stunning home cinema.very important to get a 1:1 pixel map for best results but a HTPC will give the most expensive of DVD players a run for there money.

    just a burden having to boot a pc all the time to watch a movie

    VGA>DVI is analog DVI-i>DVI-i is analog as well but can also transport DVI-D which is digital
     
  4. PRINCEGRINCH

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    I'll let you know mariarchi76 how my Samsung DVD-HD945 (HDMI-HDMI) compares to my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro HTPC (DVI - HDMI) @720P ONCE IT ARRIVES :)
     
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    Ive tried many different PC DVD software but they all looked terrible compared to my DVD player.

    These days however, if you can get propper Hi def software to play Hi def DVDs then maybe yes.

    Newer graphics cards like the 9800 pros and X800's and 6800 should do a good job.

    Hardware isnt the problem though, more finding the right software.
     
  6. inzaman

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    Are you running ffdshow on your hcpc?
     
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    6600GT should actually give the best results with TT2 alegedly...
     
  8. PRINCEGRINCH

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    Yes Inzaman, I'm running the latest version of FFDSHOW, which doesn't have the PAL/NTSC Format change issues. I am also using the latest nvidia 1.00.58.
     
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    It will be interesting to read your opinion on the 945 and the hcpc then as i used to have a 935 which i couldnt get on with. I now have a hcpc running ffdshow and am thrilled with the quality of the image in particular those with decent dvd transfers.
     

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