Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 155122 8-Aug-2008 08:50
Send private message

I have an older Mittubishi 65" rear projection HD TV that only has Component video connections and 720p and 1080i resolution.  Will there be any improvement in the picture quality to upgrade from an older DVD player that does not upscale to a Sony that does upscale?



757 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 100

Subscriber

  Reply # 155134 8-Aug-2008 09:26
Send private message

As a generalisation (do we like generalisations?) it's starting to look as though the following is true:

Leave the output in its basic form until it gets to your newest/most expensive bit of kit, and let that do any upscaling required.




HTPC: Antec NSK2480B case, AMD A4-5300 CPU, Asus F2A85-M LE mobo, WD Caviar Green 64Mb 2TB HDD, HD Homerun, Win7 Home Premium, RAM 1600Mhz 4Gb.
iPad air 2


21128 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4215

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 155191 8-Aug-2008 13:06
Send private message

scott75007: I have an older Mittubishi 65" rear projection HD TV that only has Component video connections and 720p and 1080i resolution. Will there be any improvement in the picture quality to upgrade from an older DVD player that does not upscale to a Sony that does upscale?


If its a CRT rear projector that doesnt scale the image when given SD, then hell yeah, its like chaning you PC between 640x480, and 1280x960 (roughly the same ratio of improvement) - the scanlines will disappear, and be filled with the made up picture from the scaler so you can sit closer without it looking like a rear projector.

If its an LCD, DLP, or something with a scaler that takes everything to a standard resolution befor it hits the display, then perhaps - depends on the quality of the scalers - old ones tend to be crappier so its still worth a go.




Richard rich.ms

6642 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 552

Trusted

  Reply # 161600 2-Sep-2008 16:28
Send private message

Yes most new displays take a signal and scale it to fit their hardware.  On the whole they do this pretty well as they know what they have to work with.  If it's a good scaler then the internal way will work fine.  If it's not so good, then an external one may be better. 

DVD will suffer compared to bluray in that if it's not there in the source, there's only so much you can do make it look better.  Think CSI garbage where they 'clean up that image' and suddenly find hidden info in the crappy security footage.

I'm keen to get the best out of my existing DVD collection, but one day we will all have to go bluray and then beyond, that's how it goes.  This seems to be the latest and greatest at the mo
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-XD-E500-Upconverting-Extended-Detail/dp/B001D9IWIY/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_ttl

It looks like all bluray players will still play (and upconvert) existing DVD's.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.