Upscaling to cater for HD screens

markav

Standard Member
As my 15yo TV is making odd noises, have been doing some research into a replacement.

LCD 1366x768 seems the flavour of the month but most pundits seem to agree they do a poor job of displaying SD source material (such as Freeview, which is mostly all I watch).

On the consumer front, this can be partially addressed by a smart box (such as the new Philips DVDR9000H) that does, e.g. DVB-T tuner, HD recorder, DVD recorder, and upscales all output to match a HD screen.

Is there a way to do something similar in MCE?

I guess it would have to be done by the graphics card driver?
 

richjthorpe

Novice Member
You will need powerstrip to force your graphics card to output a resolution that matches the LCD. You will then need post-processing software (TheatreTek) or the Nvidia Codecs in order for the SD video to be upscaled to the LCD resolution.

Richie.
 

Bl4ckGryph0n

Distinguished Member
You only need powerstrip if you graphics card can't already do it by itself...Most modern cards don't need powerstrip anymore....

If you desktop resolution is set to match the screen it will scale automatically, yes you can get better results with all sorts of combinations of processing software etc...But whether you need it and you can see the difference at all is debateable. When you have your desktop set at the LCD native resolution and you play DVD full screen it is scaling, whether you use TheatreTek (post processing software is a big word for a player....), Nvidia codecs or other codes...Scaling it does without them, what it does add is verying degrees of deinterlacing quality....Which is not the same as scaling...
 

TheCrow

Active Member
dejongj said:
You only need powerstrip if you graphics card can't already do it by itself...Most modern cards don't need powerstrip anymore....

If you desktop resolution is set to match the screen it will scale automatically, yes you can get better results with all sorts of combinations of processing software etc...But whether you need it and you can see the difference at all is debateable. When you have your desktop set at the LCD native resolution and you play DVD full screen it is scaling, whether you use TheatreTek (post processing software is a big word for a player....), Nvidia codecs or other codes...Scaling it does without them, what it does add is verying degrees of deinterlacing quality....Which is not the same as scaling...
Nicely put :smashin:
 

nigelbb

Well-known Member
TheatreTek is not post processing software. It is a very good DVD & HDTV player. You can use ffdshow in combination with it though & this is a post processing filter.
 

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