Will Freeview TV Recording Upscale When Replayed on TV?

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  1. jakx

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    I have a Toshiba 40ZF355, will a Sony RDR-HXD970 recording on the HDD, taken from the Toshiba's Freeview signal and dubbed onto a DVD, upscale the (original) picture when played back?

    Putting it another way ... will the recorded picture be better quality due to it being upscaled?

    Or, is it just my imagination ... you don't get anything for nothing? :thumbsdow
     
  2. Andy98765

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    Your last sentence is correct.

    Upscaling does not improve the picture, all it does is scale the picture soucre to fit the screen. You can not get something from nothing.
     
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    Damn ! Didn't mean to post this on Blu-ray, can anyone please move it to HD DVD Players ? :lease:
     
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    Thanks Andy ...
     
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    Hi, I will move to DVD Recorders for you :smashin:
     
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    Andy has answered your basic question... but just to clarify ... everything and anything that comes out of an upscaling machine via the upscaling route [ HDMI ] is upscaled irrespective of the source .... but as Andy's answer implies, to no great purpose.
     
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    Thanks Paul :)

    I found this on Wikipedia which maybe/kind of says what I thought ... "By performing the scaling closer to the source inside the DVD player, the video scaler gets to work with the original signal without the concern of transmission error or interference. There exist independent benchmark tests (Refs) ... verifying that some (my italics) upconverting DVD players do produce better video quality." :eek:
     
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    I'm here to redress that balance.

    Upscaling is not that important. It has been over-elevated and over-hyped for commercial reasons.

    There are many more important factors in basic picture quality than upscaling...and lots of highly suspect 'independent benchmark tests' that frankly amount to specious BS.
     
  9. jakx

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    Thanks Gavtech ... yes, I understand.

    Perhaps I should have included the next, following, sentence from the same Wikipedia piece - "... However, remember under no circumstances will an upscaling/upconverting DVD player provide "high-definition content", since video information can only be retained or lost in each successive conversion step, but not created."
     
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