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Upscaling Dvd Player vs. Progressive Scan Dvd Player

by chitown72 / July 15, 2008 10:13 AM PDT

Here is the deal guys. I have a 32" Vizio lcd. I am trying to set up a decent home theater system and I have already bought a Denon HTIB on clearance. I am wondering if I should buy a progressive scan dvd player or an upscaling dvd player. I have heard a lot about Oppo Dvd players but I am looking to spend under $100. Also, could you recommend me a good player. Thanks a lot

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32" vizio doesn't tell us much.
by ahtoi / July 15, 2008 11:52 AM PDT

If the resolution is 720p or higher and has hdmi input, by all mean..get an upscaled player. The difference in prices is so small..I think you should get one anyway, regardless.

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32" vizio
by CyclonicKitten / July 15, 2008 4:40 PM PDT

Well first off the res IS 720p if its a 32" vizio. Contrast ratio is low because its a vizio but oh well. I will agree with ahtoi, if your spending under $100 get an upscaling DVD player. In fact dont go cheap and get a $50 upscaler either, get a $99.99 one. Their *IS* a difference!!! DO NOT THINK THERE ISN'T! Get a samsung or sony they are both 99.99 and do a decent job. I have seen an rca and Magnavox upscaler and the dvd looks TERRIBLE. I sell these for a living and i see them on a daily basis. By the way buy the HDMI cable when you get the player otherwise you will not be able to take advantage of the upscaling feature of the player. Also make sure you go into the dvd-player menu system and select the DISPLAY or VIDEO option and make sure the player is set to upconvert to 720p. Hope this helps. And remember dont go cheap, the picture quality is crap on the super low-end. Trust me i laugh at customers when they think they know better as they walk away with a cheap player, even though i see the stark difference daily between players. 99% of the time they exchange or return the cheapos. An unfortunate truth.

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