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Upscaling from standard DVDs to 720p

by Fleisch86 / June 29, 2008 11:57 AM PDT

I just bought a Samsung LN32A450 (32" 720p LCD HDTV). I'm planning on buying a standard or upscaling DVD player for it. Is it better to get a standard DVD player and let the TV do the upscaling, or buy the upscaling DVD player and let it do the conversion? Will there be a noticeable difference?

Note: Not interested in a blu-ray at this time, the players/DVDs are too expensive.

Any help/advice would be awesome. Thanks all.

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Player vs TV upscaling
by Dan Filice / June 29, 2008 12:07 PM PDT

If you buy a cheap upscaling DVD player, then your TV will do a better job of upscaling. If you buy a good player, like an OPPO, then the player may do a better job. It comes down to money. Money buys better electronics to do the job better.

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by jonnybones / July 1, 2008 1:40 AM PDT

Buy in upscaling DVD player and the appropriate HDMI cable, it should cost $125-175 you can get a good samsung one for $85 which will use the same remote as your tv.

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