Quality of Hollywood +?

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  1. jtorry

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    I have been using the hollywood plus for a year now and have been very happy with its qaulity. I am using the s video out and have a Videologic Digitheatre. I recently bought a JVC AV32WFT1 and was just wondering if the Hollywood + does the TV justice. I have a budget of up to £300 and really only want to buy a new player if I will see the diiference in picture quality. Anyone have any advice? Please.
     
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    If you can live with the noise that most PC's make when running and your DVD rom drive is a good one, then I don't see much point in spending your £300 on a stand alone DVD player.

    The best thing about the Hollywood+ card is you won't get layer changes as it buffers the signal. Why more stand alone players can't do this is beyond me.

    Even my Tag McLaren DVD32R pauses for a fraction of a second at the layer change.

    Also, the H+ card can also disable macrovision (via DVDGenie), thus improving (some people think) the picture. This also allows you to copy your DVD's onto video if you want.
     
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    have you had personal experience of the Hollywood + to compare it to a stand alone?
     
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    I'm now on my third stand alone player.
    Started out with a first gen Pioneer DV501 player bought on day one from the USA. Didn't know how bad this player was until I got a DVD Rom drive and a H+ card.

    It blew it away both with picture and sound (the Pioneer didn't output DTS), but I couldn't live with the noise of the PC. Eventually got an Arcam DV88 that was a great step up.

    Now I have the best DVD player on the market - a Tag McLaren DVD32R.

    Sold my DVD Rom drive and H+ card after getting the Arcam - no point holding on to them, but they're still a great intro to DVD, but it takes a bit for a stand alone to compare.
     

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