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DVD Player for HD-ready Tv

Joshimoto
08-14-2006, 03:55 PM
I just got a new HD-ready tv which I do not have an HD tuner for. On my past regular CRT piece of crap I have just been using my Playstation 2 as my dvd player. It is the original version of PS2 so it does not have progressive scan for dvd's. I just recently bought some component cables for the ps2 but they havent come yet so I do not know how well they will improve the gaming picture and the dvd picture. I am wondering if, given my tv which is only HD-ready, would it be worth it for me to buy a fairly cheap progressive scan dvd player and a set of component cables for that also? Would I probably get a big improvement over my ps2 dvd player?
Thanks for the help.

leevitalone
08-22-2006, 04:07 PM
I just got a new HD-ready tv which I do not have an HD tuner for. On my past regular CRT piece of crap I have just been using my Playstation 2 as my dvd player. It is the original version of PS2 so it does not have progressive scan for dvd's. I just recently bought some component cables for the ps2 but they havent come yet so I do not know how well they will improve the gaming picture and the dvd picture. I am wondering if, given my tv which is only HD-ready, would it be worth it for me to buy a fairly cheap progressive scan dvd player and a set of component cables for that also? Would I probably get a big improvement over my ps2 dvd player?
Thanks for the help. Yes a prog. scan deck will improve PQ, But the set must be HD ready as yours is. You get a off air tuner with Directv Hd tuners. and lots of locals are switching to digital broadcast.
But, I urge you spend a min. of $100.00 for a quality dvd player. You will see a noticeable improvment over a $24.00 model. Comp. video cables with the ps-2 will provide a better pq, but ours will not play every dvd. ( inherent in the ps-2)

stchman
08-23-2006, 03:18 PM
Yes a prog. scan deck will improve PQ, But the set must be HD ready as yours is. You get a off air tuner with Directv Hd tuners. and lots of locals are switching to digital broadcast.
But, I urge you spend a min. of $100.00 for a quality dvd player. You will see a noticeable improvment over a $24.00 model. Comp. video cables with the ps-2 will provide a better pq, but ours will not play every dvd. ( inherent in the ps-2)

$100 would be the bare minimum to spend on a DVD player. Sony makes a good DVD player for around the $130 price range. The el-cheapo Toshiba and other $60 DVD upconversion HDMI players have lousy PQ when sompared to Sony, Pioneer, Onkyo and Denon.

daleb
08-24-2006, 09:12 AM
The latest issue of The Perfect Vision gave a thumbs up for improved HDMI output of Oppo Digital's latest and cheapest HDMI Player (model 970H).
The said the HDMI output was notably better than the standard 480p output. The is $149 and includes SACD and DVD Audio.
They were as much if not more impressed with the audio quality.
My personal experience with an older Pioneer, a Sony NS 575 and NS975 (broke after 2 weeks), puts the Oppo on top.
But understand your own results may vary with your specific display.
Oppo does offer a 30 day return policy and customer support far exceeding the major mfrs.

PFC5
08-24-2006, 02:27 PM
Hey Daleb:

I haven't seen much of you posting lately, but that could because I have been spending most of my time in the HD DVD player section.

My understanding is that the cheaper/newer 970H model did NOT have the SACD/DVD-Audio playback ability. Did they change this or add it like they did with the 971H?

daleb
08-24-2006, 08:56 PM
Hey Daleb:

I haven't seen much of you posting lately, but that could because I have been spending most of my time in the HD DVD player section.

My understanding is that the cheaper/newer 970H model did NOT have the SACD/DVD-Audio playback ability. Did they change this or add it like they did with the 971H?

Check 'em out! It has both and cost less than the 971. The 971 is more of a tweaker's/techies machine ( more extensive menu) but no SACD. For the majority of viewing I doubt you would see a big diff in PQ. www.oppodigital.com

PFC5
08-24-2006, 09:17 PM
Hmmm. Sorry I even questioned you Daleb. I should have known better. :D

bruceames
08-25-2006, 12:39 AM
I was looking for an upconverter to play my dvd+r collection (have quite a few), which the hd dvd player I have doesn't play (bummer). I have to buy an hdmi switcher too, since my tv has only one hdmi input. Looks like one of these Oppos might fit the bill. I'd pay the extra 50 bucks if it is worth it (all's I care about here is dvd+r playback, the originals will be played in the superior HD-A1). Is this new model just a better deal, or am I getting more player for the 50 dollars more? Thanks.

daleb
08-25-2006, 07:16 AM
Hmmm. Sorry I even questioned you Daleb. I should have known better. :D

Question everything! :thumbsup:

stchman
08-25-2006, 11:43 AM
I was looking for an upconverter to play my dvd+r collection (have quite a few), which the hd dvd player I have doesn't play (bummer). I have to buy an hdmi switcher too, since my tv has only one hdmi input. Looks like one of these Oppos might fit the bill. I'd pay the extra 50 bucks if it is worth it (all's I care about here is dvd+r playback, the originals will be played in the superior HD-A1). Is this new model just a better deal, or am I getting more player for the 50 dollars more? Thanks.

That is why I use nothing but DVD-R discs for burning. They are far more compatible with set top players. My Toshiba I have in teh upstairs bedroom won't play DVD+R discs at all. Stop using DVD+R discs for video.

bruceames
08-25-2006, 06:45 PM
A little late now...2000 discs too late. :(

stchman
08-28-2006, 10:16 AM
A little late now...2000 discs too late. :(

You have 2000 movies? HOLY S&^%!!!!!!

Your DVD burner must be tired.