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Old 02-24-2015, 08:26 PM   #1  
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I would be interested to see if somebody did a double blind study to see what percent of people could tell weather they are watching a blue ray or regular DVD. It looks a little better to me but that my be the placebo effect.

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I know one study was done is london and 30% of people said that could not tell the difference, but they only said that and it was not actually tested.
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It would depend on the setup. If you are watching on a 37" budget set from 15' away then you will not see a difference.
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60" Samsung Plasma here and I can definitely tell the difference.
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I can definitely see the difference on my Sony's w/Oppo player NO DOUBT about PQ !!
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It also depends on what disc player you are using and if you are doing the upconversion there vs an AVR vs your display. There are a number of factors that play in. Is the dvd anamorphic widescreen format? How good a quality is the master transfer? etc. etc. etc.

Bottom line though is that 1080p is definitely discernible from 480p with all other variables being equal
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I had a plain old DVD and the picture was decent.
I switched to a non HD Toshiba with spectacular upscaling...huge difference.

Then two SONY Blu-Ray players. Very much difference between Blu-Ray and SD DVD but not much difference compared with the Toshiba.

I should do an AB test but that would involve renting two discs of the same movie, one SD and one Blu-Ray...tedious.
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It also depends on what disc player you are using and if you are doing the upconversion there vs an AVR vs your display. There are a number of factors that play in. Is the dvd anamorphic widescreen format? How good a quality is the master transfer? etc. etc. etc.

Bottom line though is that 1080p is definitely discernible from 480p with all other variables being equal

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I know one examination was done is london and 30% of individuals said that couldn't differentiate, however they just said that and it was not really tried.

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