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Upscaling/Upconversion with HD Televisons

First, if anyone knows a difference between Up-scaling, and Up-conversion; please fill me in. My reason for this post; is my interest in TV's that do Upscaling, rather than multiple input devices, doing the conversion individually. The TV seems the end of line for video.......why not Up-convert everything there. Is it marketing(money)? Something else?

Next question: Does anyone know which brands of HD TV; that might do the Up-conversion. I saw mention of a Pioneer model, that the owner claimed would Up-convert to 1080i. Are there any modest priced sets, or particular brands, that might do the up-scaling conversion, inside the TV(1080p would be nice of course)? My thinking is; why am I buying all the separate components, extra dish fee, devices, etc; when the end of line device can do the UP-scaling? Anybody. Any opinions please?

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Opinion.

All the sets I see today do this. HOWEVER those that are just arriving in the world of HD all pan upscaling or expected better. It's common knowledge when you start with some old SD signal you will never get a great image.

So there it is. If I look at any HDTV I see it does scale up.
Bob

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Not sure I got everything?

What did you mean by "pan upscaling or expected better"?
I realize you are not going to get perfect HD upscaling on many older movies and such; but my understanding is, that Blu ray and standard DVD player upscaling, are not perfect 1080p either(on standard def media).How would the upscaling, for say, a Panasonic TV; be different, than that from a Panasonic Blu-Ray? Is one better? If both have upscaling....is there any advantage to doing it twice? It seems the better upconversion device(TV or player) would set the maximum res, and that would be it for the picture quality. Would you turn off the upscaling, on one or the other? I was also wondering about the mid level satellite receivers, like Direct TV puts out that have 1080i max. How close is the TV going to be with standard def upscaling anyway? Wouldn't it be pretty close; whether you upscaled 480, or got (720 1080i)? Thanks Bob, that is helpful.

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