New DVD Player to replace Denon 2800mk2

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  1. stevos

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    Hi,

    I currently have a denon 2800mk2 connected to my projector (doesn't have digital video in, but is 720p) via component and my tv via scart.

    I have however recently purchased a HD tv (max res of 1080i) and so would like to purchase an upscalling dvdplayer.

    My budget is quite tight maybe £200 or £300 if i push things.

    The replacement needs to be quite a bit better than my current one on the tele to justify the price.

    What are your suggestions?

    Regards
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    at the moment with HD dvd just around the corner I wouldnt spend much.
    I changed my Denon 2900 to a £250 Denon 1920 and the difference when upscaled on my pana phd8 was amazing!

    If you can still get a 1920 cheaply then I would go for this...its no way near as well made but the picture is what counts!
     
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    I have my doubts about the hd formats and doubt they will take off for sometime here in blightly.

    I will have a look out for a Denon 1920.

    Cheers
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    Keep using your Denon - the TV will upscale to 1080i anyway - depending on what you have.
    I have a Denon 3800 and Philips 963 - tried several upscaling DVD players and couldn't justify buying one - into my Panasonic plasma.
    Others may disagree. :)
     
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    Being a hd CRT tele, i am unsure if it does upscale it.

    Most normal crt monitors don't upscale the picture they receive, they just only output what ever they recieve.

    I assume if i send it a 576i picture, it will output a 576i picture.
     
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    Is it a JVC, Sony or something else ?
     
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    Samsung, i don't believe JVC or Sony do HD CRT's
     
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    They do - as does Panasonic in various markets.
    Assuming you are in UK - that you have a Samsung WS32Z419D or the earlier non-HDMI version then whatever compatible input into it will be upscaled to 1080i.
    Your instruction book will confirm whether it will accept 576i or 720p through component and/or HDMI - had a quick look at the pdf on Samsung website and it varies by model.
    Maybe the best idea is to try an upscaling DVD player yourself to compare with your Denon - it would amaze me if you prefer the picture quality.
    My opinion is that an upscaling DVD player connected by HDMI isn't an assured improvement compared to a good player connected by component - which is what you can do now.
    Hopefully other views will follow - but I would keep your Denon as the navigation of disc menus is speedy compared to most players and it has some other good points as well as an excellent picture. :cool:
     
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    :smashin: wise words old chap.
     

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