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Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

Old 01-08-09, 11:38 PM
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Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

I am planning on buying a 32" AOC Envision L32W761 720p TV, and I was wondering if an upconverting DVD player would make a noticeable difference in picture quality as opposed to an ordinary DVD player hooked up via component cables? If so, what's a good upconverting player for under $75?
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Old 01-09-09, 08:08 AM
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Re: Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

Read other threads. This question is asked every single day. Pretty much all players now claim to upconvert, so there isn't much choice, anyway.
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Old 01-09-09, 02:09 PM
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Re: Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

I read other threads but I was curious about the particular TV I was getting. And I know that most players now upconvert, but the issue is that I already have a cheap player that doesn't.
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Old 01-09-09, 02:11 PM
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Re: Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

does the old one have progressive scan? if no, then yes, and get the Philips one recommended in a recent thread in this subforum. if yes, then I'd just stick with what you got.
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Old 01-09-09, 03:23 PM
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Re: Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

For a 32" TV you probably wouldn't see a difference.
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Old 01-09-09, 04:01 PM
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Re: Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

Thanks, I know you guys probably get tired of answering this kind of stuff. And yeah it is a progressive scan player.
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Old 01-09-09, 08:22 PM
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Re: Is it worth it to buy an upconverting DVD player for a 720p TV?

I had a 37" TV, 720p, for a short while. Upconverter made a noticable difference in my case over a standard progressive player. (Panasonic was the progressive player, Toshiba was the upconverter w/HDMI).

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