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01-08-2007, 05:19 AM
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Anyone know how these DVD players claiming to upgrade the DVD quality to High Definition work? I don't understand how you can have a non-HD source like a regular DVD and get HD quality picture on the screen.
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01-08-2007, 06:08 AM
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Are you talking about the newer ones with HDMI that upscale the image?

If I remember correctly it is upscaling the image to the lowest end of HD, not the full 1080i or 1080p that HD-DVD and Blu-Ray do.

From what I have seen the upscale is pretty good (meaning it will look good and sharp on a HD set instead of soft looking), but it will never be "real" High Definition unless its HD-DVD or Blu-Ray.

There is not "much" difference but if you are getting a new DVD player AND you have an HD set anyway it does not hurt
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01-08-2007, 06:34 AM
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If it uses Faroujda based upscaling methods, then yes, it will look really nice. It's hard to visually discern upscaled DVD from HD, using good upscaling.


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