Scaler in DVD Player VS. Scaler in Projector

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Ben Mecham, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Ben Mecham

    Ben Mecham Agent

    Jul 20, 2004
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    I really hope this is the right place to post this. I have been quite confused about the whole upconverting DVD player issue. I understand the basic concepts - that is not the problem. What I am wondering is this:
    I have a BenQ PE8700. Native is 720, I think. Which would mean that would be the best resolution to upconvert to. But doesn't the projector itself have to scale the image to that resolution anyway? So, if I send a signal in 480p, it has to scale it to 720 to fill the screen, right? So how much difference is there in scaling the image at the source (DVD Player) versus the display (Projector)?
    I realize there are benefits to using DVI for a digital connection, but aside from that, is there really going to be a difference?

  2. John S

    John S Producer

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Can't comment on that projector...

    But my experience with Samsung RP DLP displays, show'd the best two inputs by far were 480i, letting the display do all the scale, and DVI/HDMI 720p having the display do none of the scale, allowing the DVD Player to do all the scale.

    480p, didn't look near as well with the display.

    Just more food for thought.

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