Impressions of HDMI upconversion via SP4805

Jaxon's Dad

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Hey everyone.

I'm loving my HD-A1! I had waffled about upgrading since my display device is the InFocus Screeplay 4805, which is not a HD projector, neither does it have HDMI inputs. Upon getting some opinions, I took the plunge and have been blown away by the 10801 image downconverted to the projector's native resolution by means of component video. Thus far, I've only watched standard def DVDs over the component video cables. I'm curious as to how much improvement these standard def discs will receive by way of the HD upconversion feature of the HD-A1. I welcome any opinions, suggestions, facts, theories, and discussion. I would need to purchase an M1 to HDMI converter, but they can be bought on eBay for ~$30.

Thanx in advance!

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Arthur S

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Hi Dad

There is a separate section of the Forum for discussion of HD Dvd and Blu Ray. You should be able to get an answer sooner at one of those sections of the Forum.

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Jaxon's Dad

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Hi Arthur,

Yeah this might get better traffic in the HD Hardware section. I just thought I'd try the Display Devices section because of my projector.

Mods, feel free to forward this thread to the HD Hardware area.

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Neil Joseph

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I had thought that the upconversion of standard def dvd's was via hdmi only and NOT component for the HD-A1. Someone correct me if wrong though.
 

Jaxon's Dad

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Neil,

That is correct. Sorry for the confusion. I'm interested in others' impressions of the HD-A1's upconverted image quality of standard def DVDs by way of HDMI. In particular, owners of the SP4805. Is it a marked improvement and worth going for?
 

JeremyErwin

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these screenshots might be useful As you can see, hd upconversion is not exactly hd.

If you have access to a non copy protected dvd, or can make one (preferably with test patterns), you might be able to see the effects of upconversion. If you have it lying around, Digital Video Essentials might fit the bill-- the packaging doesn't mention copy protection.
 

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