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Anyone ever seen a comparison between DVD upscaling from a player, and just using the upscaling in the TV? Is there really a difference between a upscaling dvd player (which are pretty cheap) and a good HD tv (costs a fortune). I would have guessed they just utilise the same scaling engines (with price point differences of tech generations etc).
I can't say it's something I've seen but I do know what you mean. It seems logical that the result would be the same. As you say, though, the upscaling tech in TVs seems to demand quite a price premium so I'd be more inclined to go for a cheap upscaling player like this. That said, if I could afford it, a decent TV will ensure all you sources look good and generally give you better audio as well.
Whereas upscaling DVD players', such as the Toshiba SD-480E, main purpose is upscaling, a TV has to handle a lot more than just upscaling content. This is evidenced by lacklustre cadence detection when 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown is not successfully detected and deinterlacing is non-existent resulting in visual errors such as jagged edges appearing in content.If you wish to have lower resolution content upscaled then you would be best to invest in a decent upscaling DVD player or an expensive HDTV and not rely on the substandard processing of a lot of the HDTVs currently available.
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