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Panasonic TH.37PV500 and DVD-player that upscales to 720p

Discussion in 'Panasonic TVs Forum' started by ErikX, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. ErikX

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    Hi,

    There are several DVD-players that upscales DVD-movies to 720p, for example this Samsung. Will such a player provide a significantly better picture quality on a PV500 screen? Anyone testet it?

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    ErikX
     
  2. hornydragon

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    so you think a £150 DVD player can scale better than a £2k plasma ????
     
  3. ErikX

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    Hehe...what do I know? I'm a newbie! :hiya:

    So the PV500 upscales the picture automagically?
     
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    it will scale evrything to native res, all fixed pixel devices do (it will also de-interlace any interlaced sources so prog scan DVD players are only benefit when the DVD player does it better than the display, but try finding a good DVD player with interlaced component output no Progscan and no HDMI!!!!! Arcam DV88+ Tosh SD900/9000 etc are well worth buying if you can find one for senseible money!
     
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    Yes Horny is right, it's a fallacy to believe sub £250 DVD players with upscaling potential will do it better than your panel which is a progressive display device anyway.

    I'm lucky enough to have a SD9000/900/9500 which when simply fed into my panel YUVi style produce fantastic results.
     
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    GIT :D :smashin:
     
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    :D

    It's such a shame that Tosh have pulled out of the top flight DVD game. They made the best while they were at it.

    I can honestly say I have never seen a better picture from a simple non complicated DVD >Panel set up.
     
  8. ErikX

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    "it will scale evrything to native res, all fixed pixel devices do (it will also de-interlace any interlaced sources so prog scan DVD players are only benefit when the DVD player does it better than the display"

    So I shouldn't even bother to use a component cable from the DV575a to the PV500? Or am I misunderstanding something here?
     
  9. hornydragon

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    no you should use component, but let the better equipment do the scaling, de-interlacing etc just because something can do something doesnt mean its the best thing for the job....
     
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    Will the HK DVD25 do a better job than the panny PV500 at progressive?
     
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    not sure but i would let the panny do it (easy to toggle between modes on DVD) but i would stick to interlaced output
     
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    I will give it a go when I get it and let you know the results.
     

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