My old Sony DVP-NS900V or the New Samsung HD931

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  1. Jon Accamando

    Jon Accamando Auditioning

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    I currently own a Samsung DLP HLN507W and I am using my Sony DVP-NS900V for my DVD player, using component connections. I am pleased with that performance, but I see this new Samsung HD931 that apparently upconverts DVD's to 780 or 1080 when using the DVI connection.

    Is it worth it to say good bye to the good ol Sony and try this new technology? Or do I wait for better options in DVD hardware?
     
  2. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Make sure your dlp dvi input supports HDCP copy protection,
    or the HD931 will not work for you.
    -Jerry
     
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    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    Buy it from a store that will let you return it if you're not happy. Some reviews are quite positive and some are quite negative.....there doesn't seem to be much middle ground with that player...love it or hate it.

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    Does the Toshiba 57H83 have HDCP? I think i m going to give this samsung player a try if it does.
     
  5. Jerry Klawiter

    Jerry Klawiter Screenwriter

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    Andrew,
    You will need to look over your spec's for that Toshiba.
    The HD931 720p/1080i upconversion is only out the DVI and only into a dvi input that supports HDCP copy protection.
    There are other players available that do not need HDCP on the DVI & also players that output the upconversion to component video.
    I maybe wrong but it does not look like you have HDCP support.
    http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisi...sp?model=57H83
    http://www.onecall.com/PID_19349.htm
    -Jerry
     
  6. Jon Accamando

    Jon Accamando Auditioning

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    I know my TV supports the DVI connection protect, not a problem. I just want to make sure I am going to get a better picture because my current DVD player was a $1000 player in its day. So I am trading the overall quality of the hardware for a lesser player, with possibly a better picture.
     

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