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Old 04-03-07, 11:16 PM
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How Good/Bad do DIVX format movies/shows look on Plasmas ?

Hey guys

I do download a lot of tv shows. I am a little worried that they won't look very good on a 42 or 50 inch plasma. I accept they won't be perfect but am hoping they will still be watchable.

So for a standard divx tv show release (350 meg for a 42 min tv show), how good/bad do these look on a 42 or 50 inch plasma ?

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Old 04-04-07, 03:06 AM
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I don't have a plasma, but I do watch a lot of DivX encoded videos on a 50-inch Sony SXRD via a DivX-capable Oppo DVD player. They look almost as good as DVD. Really good detail for the most part, but a bit more artifacting, particularly in static backgrounds due to the higher compression. But certainly more than watchable.
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Old 04-04-07, 03:40 AM
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if it's a good rip, they can look very good....the best ones are TV show rips from HD sources
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Old 04-04-07, 04:30 PM
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I have a 42" LCD and have a HTCP hooked up to it. I watch nothing but Korean drama episodes in divx format ripped from HD Korean channels. I have the HTPC connected to the LCD by DVI/1080p and these Korean Dramas/episodes look way better than our local korean channels showing them on a digital cable channel.
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Old 04-04-07, 05:05 PM
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I have a 50" Pany plasma and do watch quite a few divx movies and shows. It really depends on the quality of the rip but for the most part they are pretty darn good. Very watchable. Oh, and I use the Oppo 970 upscaling player.
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Old 04-04-07, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by griffidm
I have a 50" Pany plasma and do watch quite a few divx movies and shows. It really depends on the quality of the rip but for the most part they are pretty darn good. Very watchable. Oh, and I use the Oppo 970 upscaling player.
do upscaling players actually upscale DIVX movies, or just DVD?
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Old 04-04-07, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
do upscaling players actually upscale DIVX movies, or just DVD?
I use the HDMI hookup set to 760p. I don't think it is really upscaling the divx movies but I mention it because that is the player doing my decoding of the files. If I burn the files to DVD format then it does perform the upscale does show an improvement. BTW, I really like the OPPO.
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Old 04-07-07, 08:00 PM
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ive now got my new plasma and i am amazed at how good these divx files look

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Old 04-15-07, 09:06 AM
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I have my Panny TH-50PX600U set up now and I am using the Philips 5960 DVD player, and I was impressed by how good the divx files look on it as well. I just copy the files to a USB stick and play it through the 5960's USB input.
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