can someone recommend a dvd player?

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  1. Albert Noel

    Albert Noel Stunt Coordinator

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    i just tried watching War of the Worlds on my new JVC 48" HD/RPTV however i found the PQ to be pretty much less than stellar. i think the bad PQ might be my bottom of the line panasonic dvd-s27 player. i'm feeding the tv a progressive signal via component cables.
    i tried a couple of different sets of cables thinking it might be the culprit, but out with similar results for each set used. i get fantastic PQ with HD sources so i would expect a dvd to look good, but no luck. unless it's a bad transfer?

    i dont need sacd nor dvd-audio.
    somehting higher quality would be nice though, maybe in the $200 to $250 catagory. if it matters, my set has an HDMI connectoin, so i could always try that to get better PQ.

    and in case anyone asks, i calibrated the set using the built in multi-point convergence and my AVIA dvd.

    the set is a JVC AV-48P575
     
  2. Dick Knisely

    Dick Knisely Second Unit

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    Do all DVDs look bad? How were the video samples on the test disk? Also keep in mind that comparing an HD picture to a DVD isn't apples-to-apples since the HD is considerably higher resolution and your TV is going to show the limitations of any input.
     
  3. Chris Gerhard

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    I don't think you will see any better picture using another low cost 480p player. You might find a subtle improvement with one of the upscaling players such as the Panasonic DVD-S77S or Sony DVP-NS70H or one of many other possibilities connected by HDMI.

    Chris
     
  4. Albert Noel

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    I didnt mean to compair HD to a DVD literally, just stating that i expected more considering how well it displays HD content. i tried War of the Worlds, Sin City and The Incredables. None of them looked as good as i would have expected.
    Natually i assumed it to either the component cables or my low end dvd player.

    The dealer i deal with actually reccommended a Samsung upconverting player to use that will fit in my budget. I wouldnt have given a Samsung player any thought, but he claims they work well. He didnt have any to demo, so i didnt get to try one out.

    Anyone here familiar with the Samsung DVD-HD950 or DVD-HD850?
     
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    Albert, upconverting 480i DVD's is not going to make them look anywhere close to HD content. You're starting to get HD spoil't like me, maybe? Upconverting DVD is a very, very small improvement, IMO.
     
  6. Albert Noel

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    perhaps i am a little HD spoiled. i guess i'm not really trying to mimic HD so much as i am just trying to get a better picture.

    a new player is just the best way to start, since my current player isn't up to snuff.
    Doesnt have to be an upconverting player, just better overall quality
     

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