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Don’t want to commit to a Hi-Def Format?

Still on the Hi-Def Format Fence but still want to view your Standard 480p DVDs on you Hi-Def 720p/1080i /1080p TV?

Try an Upscaling DVD Player


It’s a High-end player, but there are less expensive alternatives.

If you’re feeling very very very “Three Sheets To The Wind”, try a Dual Format Player.


December 27, 2007 - Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry


  1. Just a heads up on any upscaling DVD player. Whether or not they will improve your viewing experience depends on the scaling chip in the player vs the scaling chip in your tv vs the scaling chip in your receiver (assuming you use your receiver as a video switchbox for all your devices). In general, you’ll want to use whichever device has a better scaler to do the scaling grunt work. In my case, my tv itself has a very high-end upscaling chip, so it does a better job upscaling to its native resolution than any upscaling DVD player I’ve tried.

    In other words, setting the DVD player to leave its output at native DVD resolution and letting my tv do the upscaling produces better quality results than letting the DVD player do the upscaling.

    Your results will vary, of course, based on your tv’s upscaling chip vs the upscaling dvd player’s chip. Just something to consider, since some of these high-end HD tvs now days have very, very nice upscaling chips in them.

    Comment by Joe | December 30, 2007

  2. yeah.. What Joe said =D

    Comment by xraytech | December 31, 2007

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