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May 22, 1999
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Just bought a refurbed Sony DDPS300 unit and am so far delighted with it (I will be purchasing an HD monitor next month with which to use it). The owner's manual, however, does not mention anything about its up-converting standard DVD's. Is up-converting a feature of all Blu-ray players, or does one have to seek out one that achieves this? If it is standard, what setting would I choose when playing back standard dvd's: 480, or 1080?

Also, do most LCD 1080 monitors have HDMI connections?

Thanks in advance for any info.


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Aug 20, 2000
The Sony BDP-S300 takes full advantage of Blu-ray Disc's superb picture and sound quality to deliver top-notch performance for your high-definition home theatre system.
» plays Blu-ray high-definition discs (selectable output resolution: 1080p signals available through HDMI output only; 720p/1080i signals available through HDMI or component video) » plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, and DVD+R & DVD+RW » plays high-def AVC-HD files on home-burned DVDs » plays MP3 and JPEG files recorded to DVD » plays CDs » selectable 720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for DVD
(upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
» built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and multichannnel uncompressed PCM » BD-Java interactive capability » Bravia Theatre Sync for control of compatible Sony TVs and components via HDMI » HDMI digital output (combines video and multichannel audio with HDCP copy protection) » x.v.Colour (xvYCC) support » 1 set of A/V outputs (composite video, S-video, and component video) » stereo and 5.1-channel audio outputs » coaxial and optical digital audio outputs » remote control (multibrand for TVs) » 16-15/16"W x 3-1/8"H x 16-1/2"D » warranty: 1 year » viewing high-definition Blu-ray content requires an HDTV or HD-ready TV » plays "Region 1" DVDs and "Region A" Blu-ray Discs onlyUpconversion is generally a feature on all Blu-ray players.
You would set the upconversion to the same setting as the native resolution of the display that you plan to buy. If you buy a display with a 1080p native resolution then your player upconversion would be set to 1080p.

All new LCD TV sets will have HDMI connectors. If you buy a set make sure that the native resolution is 1080. A lot of LCD sets will accept a 1080 signal, but the native resolution is actually 720p.

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