Best HTPC vs best DVD?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Karlf, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Karlf

    Karlf Auditioning

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    I am planning on purchasing a Mitsubishi 73713, and I want the best possible picture. Would a top quality HTPC be better than a high end DVD (Dennon 5900, Faroudja, Krell, etc.). I will also be watching Directv.
     
  2. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Do the players have an internal scaler and a digital video output? Wouldn't hurt to try out both, especially if you have an idea of how to set an HTPC up. If you don't want to fool with it I'd get the Krell. [​IMG]
     
  3. Karlf

    Karlf Auditioning

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    I would buy a preconfigured HTPC if I went that route. Hopefully I could order it optimized for my display.
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    I was just looking over the specs for the Denon 5900, what a solid piece of equipment! HDCP DVI out supporting DCDi and scaling to 720p and 1080i. Do you know the native resolution of the Mitsu? I'm assuming it's an RPTV.
     
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    I don't know the native resolution. It is a RPTV-9" CRT.
     
  6. Paul_Ptaaty

    Paul_Ptaaty Stunt Coordinator

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    Something like the 5900 will give you the best possible consistant picture.

    As far as I know all HTPC DVD programs are flag readers, and if a dvd is improperly flagged will produce artifacts for those scenes.
     

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