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Upscaling through component - which DVD player(s)?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by msg, Jul 3, 2005.

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    Do HDMI DVD players (such as Panny S97 and Samsung HD850) permit output of upscaled progressive pictures through component or can this only be effected through HDMI?

    I know HDMI cuts out the digital-analogue-digital conversion process, but do I get all the other benefits of these players through component?

    In some of the specs I've noticed in brackets opposite component ''NSTC''. Does that mean that component won't handle PAL?

    Hope someone can clarify, because I want to buy a DVD player which will feed upscaled progressive images to a Panny 50 series LCD (component inputs).

    Thanks...

    Dave :confused:
     
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    What other benefits?

    The 745 does upscale via component after the hack, presume the other Samsung players do too. But as has been said before, just 'cause the player's doing the upscaling doesn't automatically mean the PQ will be better eg component on the 745, upscaled or not, is distinctly average and inferior to the Pio 575 on my setup...PJ :)
     
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    Presumably a bog standard progressive DVD player relies on the TV to do the upscaling, and then it's at the mercy of the effectiveness of that upscaler.

    Are the upscalers in Panny Viera LCD's up to the mark?
     
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    I suppose you would only know if you tested back to back, but i would hope that a grand and half Panny LCD did a better job of scaling than £100 DVD player. You never know though. How much of that money went into the scaler?
     
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    Looking through the Panny S97 manual, it appears that upscaling is only possible via HDMI.

    On that basis, I'll probably go for the new Panny S49 which provides progressive output but no upscaling (no point paying the premium for the S97).
     
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    I tried 720p over HDMI from a Pany S97 and then 480p over component and to be honest there was precious little difference between the Pany doing the scaling or the Tosh doing the scaling. Both produced excellent pictures. I think the important bit that made the real difference was the de-interlacing.

    Regards

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    just like HD ;)
     
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    Yeah, well I was only watching DVDs, not poring over test cards with a magnifying glass. :)

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