Can DVD quality match Dish HDTV?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Terry Wysocki, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Terry Wysocki

    Terry Wysocki Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 21, 2001
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    I'm new to HT and love the quality of HDTV (like the PBS "demo" channel). For now I'm just using a cheapo DVD player and I'm VERY disappointed in the quality. It looks only slightly better than my old VHS tapes or normal broadcast TV. Can I expect to match the HDTV quality with any DVD (I'm thinking about doing HTPC)? If so, how much do I need to spend? Also, if it's just the source material that's recorded so poorly, are there any "demo" DVDs that will show the capabilities of my system?



    Current Equipment:

    Sanyo XP21N projector

    Denon 5800 receiver

    Dish 6000

    JBL/Sonance/Adair speakers
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Dec 4, 1999
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    HDTV is about 4x the resolution of DVD, so you're never going to equal them.

    I don't know what kind of player you're using, but you should be seeing quite a bit of difference in DVD

    My demo material:

    Planet of the Apes (2001)


    Avalon (Mamoru Oshii, Region 2)

    Citizen Kane

    Se7en: Platinum Series

    The Rock: Criterion Collection

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