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Is an Upconversion dvd player 1080p worth buying?

by NightWing310 / November 4, 2007 11:12 PM PST

Im considering buying an upconversion dvd player and since my tv is 1080p i might have well find a dvd player can that support 1080p, i have a Sony KDS 60 A2020 TV. Is an upconversion dvd player any good? i want to get a cheap one under $100 or $70.

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Just a tad more than your budget but worth the cost.......
by Rollbar / November 5, 2007 2:00 AM PST The 981 HD.

Love it and works very well to keep me satisfied until the DVD-HD vs BluRay thing is settled.

I'm using it with a Sony 55A3000. Beautiful picture.

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at that modest budget
by jostenmeat / November 5, 2007 2:35 AM PST

your tv might scale better than the player. My rec is spending at least to get an entry level Denon, around $150ish. Its discernably better looking than many other brands for that $50 extra. Cmon man, its just $50, and every movie you watch will look better. Otherwise, just keeping the money in the pocket is probably fine.

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(NT) I confirm both those opinions. Can't go wrong either way.
by NM_Bill / November 5, 2007 12:00 PM PST
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Everything that the previous posters said...
by stuntman_mike / November 6, 2007 2:20 AM PST

is right on the money.

Just to take it from another angle though. I don't know if you are a gamer or not or if you are looking for a hi-def player but if you plan on getting either a PS3 or a stand alone Blu-ray or HD-DVD player, you can save yourself some money and free up an input as well. They all (depending on model of stand alone Blu-ray or HD-DVD of course) will do a great job of upscaling DVDs. The XBox 360 HD-DVD add-on however, does not upscale DVDs well at all so I would not go that route.

Just a thought.

Good luck

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