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Wow! What a difference a new DVD player makes (Upconversion?)

Not a thread for the format wars. Simply put, my circa 2000 DVD player started getting hung up on a few DVDs that worked fine on other players, so I figured it was getting worn out. Plus, the picture was crappy on the new LCD.

Yesterday I picked up a new, fairly cheap Sony (Link) with the upconversion/HDMI cable setup. HOLY HELL! The difference is amazing. Crystal clear, sharp picture that makes my budget Vizio look like hero.

So I guess the main purpose of this thread is to yell from the mountain top: if you have an older DVD player and a newer HDTV, go spend the +/-$150 on a new DVD player and be amazed.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 11:56 AM
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whats the difference between one of these 100 buck upconversion dvd players and the 300 bucks hd dvd players from toshiba?

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Different format. The HD DVD source material is of a better quality to begin with. Though (in my opinion) BluRay seems to be the better technology. But like I said, this isn't about format wars.

The upconverted DVD player just makes the most out of that Matrix DVD you've had since '99.

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I was amazed watching Spider Man 3 in BD on my ps3. So far it's the only dvd I have in BD format. I was told it upconverts also, I just haven't had time to put an old dvd in to check out the upconversion yet.
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what cables did have connecting your old dvd player?
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what cables did have connecting your old dvd player?
RGB component cables.

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Did you ever figure out how to use the remote to the damn thing?

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Did you ever figure out how to use the remote to the damn thing?

After boxing the whole damn thing back up and taking it back... yes. I just swapped for a different TV. It was quick, and easy. Yay Sam's Club.

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After boxing the whole damn thing back up and taking it back... yes. I just swapped for a different TV. It was quick, and easy. Yay Sam's Club.
Good deal, makes me feel less retarded.

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Good deal, makes me feel less retarded.
Well, you can only mash the buttons on the damn thing so many times before you just have to give up and say "it's broken".

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I just recently picked up an upconverting DVD and I was amazed at how much better the picture was also.

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whats the difference between one of these 100 buck upconversion dvd players and the 300 bucks hd dvd players from toshiba?
I've got a upconversion Toshiba that I got off of woot for $39. It looks just as good on regular DVD's as my Toshiba A2 HD DVD. It will also resize the picture better for some movies than my A2. The bad part about it is that it won't automatically set my surround receiver to the proper setting (dolby digital, dts, etc.) like the A2.

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I was amazed watching Spider Man 3 in BD on my ps3. So far it's the only dvd I have in BD format. I was told it upconverts also, I just haven't had time to put an old dvd in to check out the upconversion yet.
He have the Spider Man that came with ours and we bought 300, still waiting on the free movies..

It does upconvert, and it is hardly discernable from the BD's.. We have watched a bunch of regular DVD's.

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thanks guys
seems like i got some shopping to do this weekend

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whats the difference between one of these 100 buck upconversion dvd players and the 300 bucks hd dvd players from toshiba?
Toshiba A3 HD DVD players are $140 at Wallyworld.

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