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Please clarify - DVD's @ 720P??

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Steve_Cohen


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Posted January 04 2005 - 03:16 AM

I just had one of those annoying conversations with a coworker where the think they know everything about everything and are always right. Anyway, he stated he has this great samsung dvd player (probably the 841 - he didn't know) that plays the dvd's that are encoded @ 720P. My response was, "you mean the dvd's are upconverted from 480 on that player to 720p or 1080i". Of course at this point a small argument occurred and I finally agreed with him just to get out of the conversation. While I'm no expert, I am a student of this forum and am pretty sure all current dvd's are encoded @ 480 (i or p?) and upconvert on a player like the samsung. Can someone clarify this argument. Thanks

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   RomanSohor


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Posted January 04 2005 - 03:35 AM

you were right.
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   ChuckSolo



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Posted January 04 2005 - 03:36 AM

You are right, the co-worker if FOS.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Steve_Cohen


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Posted January 04 2005 - 04:32 AM

thanks for confirming.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   BrianWoerndle


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Posted January 04 2005 - 09:16 AM

FYI, all DVDs are stored in MPEG encoded 480i.
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted January 04 2005 - 12:15 PM

Upscaling definition thread

The link above sends you to a thread I started so I can get the definition to explain to my brother-in-law. I never got the chance to explain it but it was very helpful information.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   ChrisWiggles



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Posted January 04 2005 - 12:19 PM

The only possible exception would be DVDs that carry WMV HD material on them, but aside from I think one or two overseas players, you need a PC to play them. They are actually encoded in HD, say 720p or 1080p, it varies. But standard DVDs are encoded in 480i. Nonetheless, viewing them processed up to much higher resolutions on capable displays provides a significant improvement, but not equal detail to that provided by native HD source material.

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