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Upscaling DVD player on 720 HDTV question.

04-07-2010, 04:36 PM
I have like a 2 year old upscaling DVD player that I'm using in my room on my 720p TV plugged in through HDMI.

Almost every time you go to the HDMI input, the TV says its on 480p. I have to press stop on the DVD player and hit the resolution button it's remote until it says 720p or 1080i. My question is, do I really have to do that?

When it says 480p, it's obviously still fitting my screen. It's not like my TV's resolution changes to that, it's still 720p. Is there any difference between leaving it on a 480p signal or a 720p signal? It's scaling it up to my native resolution no matter what.

And is there much of a difference between DVD upconverters? This one is old and is some weird brand we got at Circuit City years ago. Would it be worth the money to buy a more up-to-date upconverter?

04-08-2010, 06:24 AM
Since your TV always upscales to it's native resolution let me ask thes - can you see a difference between when the upscaling is on or off in the DVD player?

If yes then a new, more modern high quality upscaler would be in order and I would recommend a Blu-ray player. If no then leave things as they are but I would still recommend a Blu-ray player like the Oppo BDP-80 (first choice) or any Panasonic or Sony model.

08-09-2010, 06:28 AM
Your HDTV can upscale a SD signal as well, so , using component cables, your TV will upscale a 480p to its native resolution (720p?).If you think that an upscaling DVD player will do a better upscaling job, you can certainly use a HDMI-to-DVI cable; you simply connect analog audio from the DVD out to the audio input in your TV.
This assumes that your TV supports HDCP over dvi.