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Samsung Le26r41bd cant convert 780/1080i signals!!!!!

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by bonc, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. bonc

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    I was talking to a Samsung Technician yesterday and we were talking about upscaling.....

    He then said to me "you do know the LE26R41BD is not an upconverting screen, it only displays what is is given"

    i.e it dosent upscale the signal to 780 or 1080i, just displays them.

    Can anyone confirm if this is true?

    if this is the case should I be feeling robbed?

    dunno if its a good or a bad thing!?
     
  2. bonc

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    sorry for double posting....

    but just rang up again, and yes, it only displays signals not unconverts!

    I guess you know where you are then, it all depends on the signal (scaling abilities) you send in (dvd player/etc)

    are most screens in this price bracket like this, what u guys think?
     
  3. loz

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    I don't understand what you are saying.
    Given source material such as DVD, Sky/Freeview, or regular TV is lower resolution than the display, it must be upscaling them else they wouldn't fill the screen (which they do)

    Or are you saying it is only certain input modes and resolutions that are not scaled? And what is the result? A black border?
     
  4. MR.COATES

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    Must admit - I thought that the screen simply displays what it's fed.

    That's why I've bought the Samsung 950 (which upscales the picture) to work with the screen. At no point did I expect the screen to magically turn a standard freeview picture into an HD quality picture.
     
  5. bonc

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    Good point LOZ,

    What you are saying makes sense, I guess I am a little confused now also .

    All I know is I was talking about sending signals via dvd 480/780 or 1080i - he said this screen dosent upconvert any signal it is sent via dvd.

    but thinking about this myself, surely there must be some sort of scaling going on, and presumably its to its native resoloution ie 768!!!

    can anyone else shed light on this...

    or are the two technicians i spoke too talking ****!
     
  6. Caimbeul

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    ALL HD screens upscale. How do you think Sky/freeview/DVD fills the screen? there is no upconverting technology in those boxes, its all done via the screens in-built scaler. Otherwise you would have a little square picture in the middle of a big black screen. There is actually not much point in scaling DVD players (although I own a sammy HD950)

    Oh and I have the LE26R41BDX...Very good
     
  7. bonc

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    That makes sense Cambiel,

    ill go with that,

    so in all instances scaling occurs (when using an upscaling dvd player) no matter what signal I send it via DVD player my screen will also scale to suit picture display.

    And if I did have the option of turning off the scaling in my LCD screen, this would be pointless as the image would just be a small square in the middle (If that)!

    Besides, right now I'm more concerned about THUNDER BUGS - jeez, god help us all - lol! :eek:
     

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