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Old 03-20-05, 11:05 AM
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upconversion to 1080i on hdtv

i have a hdtv that is capable of 1080i. i would like to get an upconversion dvd player. however, the guy at best buy said that the upconversion dvd players only work through dvi or hdmi (sp?). as i have neither of these connections, i was wondering if it is possible to recieve these signals through component cables, or was the best buy dude right and i wont be upconverting.
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Old 03-20-05, 01:32 PM
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Most up converting DVD players will only up convert through the DVI/HDMI connection. There are some other makes and models that have come out over the years that could output a 1080i or 720p signal over component but now are hard to find unless you search Ebay.

What kind of TV are you using. If the TV up converts all signals to 1080i you might not see a difference if the player did it instead.
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Old 03-20-05, 02:06 PM
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samsung txn3075whf

i dont think it does any upconversion on it's own
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Old 03-21-05, 12:31 AM
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If you have a decent powerful extra computer I would go the Home Theater PC route.
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Old 03-21-05, 11:08 AM
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Does that TV also display 480p natively? Most tubes do 480p and 1080i, I think. Note that I mean what the TV actually outputs, not the possible input resolutions.

If it outputs 480p, it would mean that any progressive player is also displaying natively on your set. Native resolution matching is more important than extra resolution. I doubt you'd get much benefit by going to an upconverting player with that TV, they are really more useful for digital TVs (plasma/LCD/DLP) with DVI or HDMI inputs, not any CRT-based TVs that have analog output.
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Old 03-21-05, 11:25 AM
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The Momitsu DVD-V880 upconverts via component (or DVI). There are a couple of threads out there (in this forum and international) that discuss the player:

http://www.hkflix.com/hardware/xq/as...qx/details.htm
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Old 03-26-05, 12:51 AM
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How big is your TV? Unless your TV is of a substantial size (50-60+"), you really might be wasting your money on an upconverting DVD player.
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Old 03-26-05, 11:48 AM
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I have an upconverting player (Denon 2910) that I use with my mits 55315 RTPV. In my opinion, native 480p looks just as good, if not better, than 1080i over DVI. As Spiky said, native resolution matching is more important than upconverting.
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Old 03-26-05, 12:25 PM
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It's not worth the hassle, especially since this particular model will handle 480p via the component input.

I have an older HDTV that does 1080i, but not 480p, so I use a Samsung SIR-T165 to do the upconverting from DVDs to 1080i on my HDTV set.

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