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Upconversion DVD question

esmithdc55
12-27-2006, 10:00 AM
I just purchased an LG Upconversion DVD player to go along with my Vizio 42 LCD HDTV. Why is it that not all of my dvd's are upconverting to 720P a very good portion are staying put at 480. I am using an HDMI cable from my DVD player to my TV. Why is it not upconverting each DVD?

esmithdc55
01-03-2007, 12:27 PM
I finally called LG (maker of my upconversion dvd player) and asked why I had this problem. They explained that many DVD's have copy protection coding that do not allow up conversion. So out of 12 DVD's that I have tried only one worked. Now is this universial with all up converting dvd players or are there some dvd players that can get past this code problem?

daleb
01-03-2007, 02:40 PM
I don't seem to have this problem with my Oppo. Maybe it's something new. I thought protection coding was only to stop copying.

PFC5
01-03-2007, 03:36 PM
That is very strange indeed. I have never heard of copyprotected discs not upscaling over either DVI or HDMI. I wonder if it is just a lazy worker at LG saying ANYTHING to get you off the phone ASAP and it is a defective player.

IMpoor
01-03-2007, 03:42 PM
No offense but that sounds a bit bogus to me. I can't imagine that there would be copy protection that could block upconversion. I bet its more of a case of the tech guy being wrong. I have a cheap $80 toshiba from Costco and it has upconverted every movie I have ever watched on it. Can you give a list of some of the movies you had problems with and I (and any others willing) will try them on my player and see if there are problems.

stchman
01-03-2007, 04:51 PM
I just purchased an LG Upconversion DVD player to go along with my Vizio 42 LCD HDTV. Why is it that not all of my dvd's are upconverting to 720P a very good portion are staying put at 480. I am using an HDMI cable from my DVD player to my TV. Why is it not upconverting each DVD?

First off for standard DVD players you can only upconvert over HDMI. That is the copy protection portion. There are a few players that upconvert over component. I believe the Oppo 971 will.

Second, upconversion is marketing BS. Don't think that you are going to make 480i NTSC DVD into this wonderful 720p or 1080i video. Don't buy a DVD player unless it has at least a 12bit 108 MHz DAC. Sony, Pioneer, Denon or Oppo make the best DVD players. Don't buy an el cheapo DVD player and expect it to perform well.