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Panasonic AE8000 Projector - upscaling


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted September 30 2013 - 11:01 AM

So far, I have only watched Bu-ray discs on my Panansonic AE8000 front projector. But last night, I was at a Redbox kiosk and it did not have a Blu-ray disk of Ironman 3. So I picked up the DVD expecting it to look kind of soft blown up to a 138 inches wide image. To my surprise it looked really good! Not HD but pretty close. 


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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 30 2013 - 11:06 AM

Glad to hear.  Have been waiting to see what the next model offers (9000?) in the way of improvement



#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 30 2013 - 04:55 PM

DVD was an amazing leap for the time and only got better.  I watch anamorphic DVDs with no complaints at 120 inches.  I can tell obviously but many guests wouldn't.

 

It's devastatingly better than broadcast HD!


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Posted September 30 2013 - 07:33 PM

DVD was an amazing leap for the time and only got better. I watch anamorphic DVDs with no complaints at 120 inches. I can tell obviously but many guests wouldn't.

It's devastatingly better than broadcast HD!


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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 01 2013 - 04:51 AM

I'm not sure I follow you, I am agreeing with your OP.  I think DVD was wonderfully over engineered and holds up well (when upscaled) against its successor.  My broadcast HD channels are MUCH softer than DVD.  Sometimes distractingly so.


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Posted October 01 2013 - 05:01 AM

I don't buy DVD anymore so i can only say that up to at least 2006, with just a few exceptions, DVD's were riddled with edge enhancement, this looks poor on a projection sized screen and even on a 60 inch screen the processed look is bad.

 

I suspect that DVD's made today and for the last few years probably have much less sharpening applied because they will be created from the HD masters used for the blu ray and thus new ones released today probably look very good on large screens.

 

HD broadcasts here in the UK are pretty good, i wouldn't call them soft, i'd call them natural, unsharpened, i like that look.


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Posted October 01 2013 - 05:40 AM

I was never very impressed with DVD.  The picture was a step up from LD, but the sound was often not as good. 

 

It is unfortunate so that so much energy went into DVD with so many titles likely to never see the blu light.

 

Blu-ray is fantastic and I am excited about 4K blu. 



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Posted October 01 2013 - 07:38 AM

I'm not sure I follow you, I am agreeing with your OP. I think DVD was wonderfully over engineered and holds up well (when upscaled) against its successor. My broadcast HD channels are MUCH softer than DVD. Sometimes distractingly so.


In my house, DVD is nowhere near HD broadcast. Not to trumpet Directv, again, but of all the pay services...they are closest to OTA.

I was watching the Colts game yesterday(101.7 miles from the antenna farm) and no way would DVD be that clear.




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