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Upscaling DVD player V PC Output

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Glenagoolie, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Glenagoolie

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    Hey,
    not sure if this is exactly the right forum but close enough I reckon ;)

    For a PC connected to a HDTV through a DSUB at 1024 * 768
    does this match a DVD player upscaling a DVD to the same ?

    Do PCs do 720P - they can obviously do the resolution, but the progressive
    scan ?

    How does a PC compare to a dedicated upscaler like the Oppo Digital OPDV971H? Both could be put in to the HDMI connection .


    Thanks all
    Ronan
     
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    PC have use PS for years. 720p in AV will be 1280 x 720 @50 or 60Hz in a PC

    pc are capable of some stunning images, miles better than than upscaling DVD players. They are also capable of rubbish, all down to how you operate them. Personally I think video processors are better again and much easier to use. PC have more issues with HDCP
     
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    Could you clarify "Personally I think video processors are better again and much easier to use." What do you mean by video-processor? Do you mean the PC's video processor ? ie video card

    thanks
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    A video processor is a separate box of electronics dedicated to both deinterlacing video signals (making them all progressive scan) and then scaling then to the correct size, i.e.720p. It also performs many other tasks and is dedicated to getting the best out of the image, it does however output a signal which is very similar to a PC (RGBHV) BUT can also output in another form as well, called component, (YPrPb or YCbCr). There is a separate forum below dedicated to them. Typical makes are Lumagen or Crystalio.

    This is different from a video card but a PC video card can do some of what the video processor can do.
     

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