Toshiba SD370E Upscaling DVD Player & 32WLT66 Toshiba LCD TV

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  1. andrews72

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    Hi Hi have a Toshiba 32WLT66 LCD TV which is currently connected via SCart to an aging Sharp DVD Home Cinema System, (non-progressive scan). I also have the Toshiba Sub-Woofer.

    My question is this. If I buy the Toshiba SD370E upscaling DVD player, am I likley to see a noticable improvment in DVD playback. The sharp produces what i think ar pretty good images anway, so I wonder whether I am making the best use of the TV or not?

    Is it true to say that HD TV's upscale all footage to a certain degree, in order to display them at the TV's native resoltion? If so the question has to be whether the HDMI DVD player will upscale the images to a higher quality than the TV?

    Surely the upscaling abilities of the TV (given is much higher price) far exceeds that of a £60 upscaling DVD player?

    Lastly, will a tru HD DVD / Blue Ray player upscale standard DVD's any better than say the SD370E?

    A lot of questions here, so thanks for any help.
     
  2. blue max

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    I think the 'upscaling feature' is a red herring. However, by using the hdmi connection the picture is much improved (to my eyes). I have a panasonic lcd 32in tv and the old sd360e, which is a similar setup to yours. I would go for it!

    Graham
     
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    With that combo you will see an improvement, the player will upscale better than the display, because I've tried it with that equipment. I wouldn't buy the 370E though because of the freezing issue.
     
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    I am almost certain that a Blu-ray or HD-DVD player would do a better job of upscaling than a £50 Tosh. 370e player but having said that I was amazed at the quality of the upscaled image from the 370e on my Pana. 42PX60 plasma compared to my Pioneer dv- 575 player.In my case the 1080i and 720p images are superior to the basic hdmi connection but beware ....the 370e player has a downside.It has a bad habit of freezing the picture for about 5 secs. once every couple of hours of viewing and then carrying on as normal.It also struggles to recognise(but eventually succeeds) some dvd-r discs.If you are easily irritated then this may not be for you but it has a mighty picture:)
     

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