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Thinking about getting a upconvert dvd player.

by Behindthescenes / December 22, 2006 8:47 PM PST

Right now I just have a regular dvd recorder (pioneer). Since I bought my 42 inch plasma (panasonic TH42px60u) i'm thinking about getting a new dvd recorder that can up convert my dvd movies. At the moment i'm staying away from hd dvd and bluray. I'm going to wait for a while until prices start to drop and who will come out on top.

Well anyways, when it saids "up convert", how close is it up converting to hd? It states it will up convert regular dvd's to near hd quality. I just read that it can scale up to 720 or 1080i? How is this possible with regular dvd's? And how does it compare to hd dvd or bluray dvd players?

What do you guys recommend for a good up convert dvd recorders? I was thinking about getting a samsung. Any impute would be great.

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BEHIND HOLD OFF
by stewart norrie / December 23, 2006 2:15 AM PST

I just got my new Sony blue ray player.And there is no compairson between s.d. d.v.d.s and the new disks.The picture quality is beautiful Please wait awhile before replacing prices will go down and movies will be there othwewise I will use my player for a door stop stewee

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Oppo tested best by many reviewers
by NM_Bill / December 23, 2006 3:59 AM PST

Your Panny is 720 so 1080i or 1080p are irrelevant.

I've been happy with my Denon DVD universal player but the direct to buyer Oppo has grabbed the headlines for both top picture resolution & notable value. http://oppodigital.com

They just brought a model to include 1080p, but the model for you is the OPDV971H @ $199. It features the Faroudja top notch chip & upconverts from 480i to 720p/1080i.

Absolutely can't be beat for the price. Besides, my dealer who does much shop work says don't go ga-ga over DVD players as they are apparently being manufactured to operate for around 5 years. After that, a disposable appliance.

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