Upconverting DVD -- will I notice?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Tom BL, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Tom BL

    Tom BL Agent

    Jan 17, 2006
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    Display unit: 36" Sony KV-HS500
    Seating distance: approx. 10'

    Will I notice an improvement in PQ between 480p and an upconversion to 1080i?

    I want to buy a new DVD player, because my current one does not have progressive scan. I'm wondering whether it would be worth it to pay an extra $50-$70 for an upconverting player.
  2. Dick Knisely

    Dick Knisely Second Unit

    Oct 22, 2005
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  3. joseph westcott

    joseph westcott Second Unit

    Oct 24, 2005
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    I tried to find more information on your TV but I could not.

    Must be a few years old.

    Here is a link to help select a good DVD player with progressive scan.

    Not sure what type of inputs you have on your Sony but everything is going HDMI with HDCP. This is a digital content protection protocol that will be mandatory to watch digital content in the future.

    I suggest you get a player with HDCP and HDMI, even if your existing TV does not support it so you are ready when you decide on a new TV.

    Here is a link that I think will help you select a DVD player.


    The Panasonic 97 and 77 are highly recommended for their performance and price.

    On the size display you have and the quality of DVD players today, not much can be gained by upscaling. In fact, it may be better if you let the TV do the upscaling to its native resolution.

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