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PC DVD vs Samsung 950 on HDMI

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by mrbcool, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. mrbcool

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    Ok I'm just trying to work out which will deliver the best quality.

    Panasonic AE700 projector:

    1- Viewing DVD's via a PC

    2- Viewing DVD's via a Samsung 950 DVD player on HDMI connection.

    I assume both will be upscaling the original source but will the Sammy be better as it runs a native 16:9 res like the PJ?
     
  2. MikeK

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    It pretty much depends on the PC in question, and how you set it up.
    A modern PC with a decent graphics card running something like Theatertek with ffdshow, via DVI to the HDMI input on the PJ, would most probably come out on top in a straight shootout.

    However there is the question of cost - the Samsung solution is much cheaper and will be a lot less hassle to set up and use (and while it may not quite be as good, that's not the same as saying it would be crap - I expect it would still be pretty decent).

    Of course if you already have a suitable PC...........:) :)
     
  3. podavies

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    I'm using a HD950 and a PC using 6600gt video card connected to my Samsung 32" HD TV and i never use the HD950 anymore, the PC deilvers a picture of far better quailty of picture
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    I would take the HCPC and the Sansung 950 is a turkey :( but other player are much better and much cheaper than a HCPC.
     
  5. mrbcool

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    Cool, like what? I bascially want a decent DVD player under £130, esp if its going to beat my pc running a Geforce 5200 card. Any recomendations would be great, one with a HDMI port I presume.
     
  6. bbdivo

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    I just ordered the OPPO upscaling player for around £140 delivered from the OPPO web site (based in the US) £10 over your budget, but I beleive this player is pretty impressive! It has a DVI port but is supplied with a choice of either a DVI-DVI cable or a DVI-HDMI cable.
     
  7. Nic Rhodes

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    seems a good start
     
  8. mrbcool

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    yes read its the best player out there.
     

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