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Up-Conversion Choice?

Old 01-25-05, 11:14 AM
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Up-Conversion Choice?

Hello:

I have an extra set of component video jacks on my TV (the other set hooked up to my SONY DVD recorder). I was interested in buying an up-conversion DVD player for the extra row of inputs.

[B]What's the best DVD player that upconverts using component video in addition to HDMI?

I know that HDMI gets the best picture but I don't want to go overboard and invest in an HDMI hub for an extra $300.00 or so.

Thanks!
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Old 01-25-05, 11:33 AM
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Sounds like you may want to check out a Zenith DVB318 with the older (Dec. 2003/March 2004 -- July 2004 and later units apparently have the new firmware with macrovision-protected component video output) firmware.

Edit: Saw these guys mentioned over at AVS as having the 318 in stock and providing good customer service (I'd never heard of them, bought my 318 from Gochnauer's): Zenith DVB318 for $159.95

I would recommend contacting them to see if they still have available units with the older firmware (if you want to use component output, which it seems you do).

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Old 01-25-05, 01:55 PM
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Original firmware and region hack can be found through this thread

I'm assuming this means it doesn't matter what date code you get.
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The Momitsu over at HKflix also does upconversion on the component out.
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Old 01-26-05, 03:49 AM
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Old 01-26-05, 04:16 AM
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www.hivizone.com also has a couple others
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