Author Topic: 1080p upconversion Vs. WDTV  (Read 3111 times)

May 17, 2009, 06:27:34 PM
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nickjen1

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This is a 2 part question.

1. If you have a DVD-9 .iso playing on a WDTV and a Original DVD-9 Playing on a 1080p Upconversion Dvd Player or progressive scan Dvd Player what is going to have a better picture. The WDTV or the Dvd Player

If the answer is the Dvd Player is there any way to replicate Upconversion or Progressive Scan with the WDTV?

May 18, 2009, 12:41:21 AM
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Nisei

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1. Depends on how well your DVD player handles the upconversion. Could be worse, could be better.

2. Both devices are doing the same thing here, the only difference is that the DVD player gets the data from a disc while the WDTV gets it from USB media.
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May 20, 2009, 01:48:19 AM
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cinepaulis

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Hi,

I'm using an Oppo DV981HD DVD player that is quite good in upscaling DVD's (using Faroudja DCDi chip)
When comparing the image quality of the Oppo and the WD TV (same movie/same source) side by side via HDMI, the WD TV is just as good - if not better (!).
You may wish to check this website http://www.hometheaterhifi.com , containing extensive reviews of upscaling DVD players and their video performance.

Be sure though, to set the output resolution & refresh rate to match the content you're going to play.
So, for PAL content, set it to 50 Hz and for NTSC content set it to 60 Hz.
Otherwise, you may experience jerky playback.

May 20, 2009, 02:29:32 AM
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