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Old 02-10-2008, 12:00 AM
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I have been using an Oppo 981 combined with a JVC 61" 1080p for over a year. I unplugged the Oppo and plugged in the PS3 as I heard its upconversion was pretty good. umm, no. Brand new playstation without any adjustments. I have the 2.10 firmware and have tried normal and double for the upconversion. Off is horrid. Is there another setting I should be adjusting or have I been spoiled on the Oppo? I swear it looks like when I connected the Laserdisc last year after I hadn't had it hooked up in 5 years.

The picture is grainy and distracting. Blu of course looks great.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:32 AM
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I always use full upscale on the PS3. I had a Helios (aka Neodigits) upscaling DVD player prior to owning a PS3. Once they added DVD upscaling in a firmware update, the PS3 outperformed the Helios player and I sold the Helios. I think it looks pretty good. Might it be that your sharpness is up too high, or something else in your TV settings? Also, does the same exact DVD that looks good in the Oppo look bad on the PS3?

One more dumb question: you ARE using HDMI right? If you're using component, the PS3 will display DVDs at 480p.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:46 AM
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Huh, I've had great luck with the PS3's upconversion. I would say it's the best upconvert I own, but I don't think it's any better or worse than my other player.

Like Nicodimus asked, are you using HDMI?
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your oppo is one of, if not the best upconverting dvd players out there... trust me, i know. So you're going from the best, to quite good. The PS3 does a good job upping dvd's, but it is no OPPO
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:03 PM
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I am using HDMI with the PS3 set at 1080p. I was using Order of the Phoneix to compare. Standard dvd in Oppo, PS3, then blu. I was actually hoping to sell my Oppo if the PS3 was good enough. I had not ran dvd essentials on the PS3 as I had on the Oppo so that may be some of it. I will do some more testing. I was hoping I was missing some settings on the PS3.
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This was the exact question I was looking for an answer, I have an Oppo 981 and a PS3 as well and was hoping to move the Oppo to another TV... I haven't done a comparison myself though.

I have a Toshiba HD-A2 as well, anyone have any idea how this would rank up?
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:07 PM
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I've got a PS3 and an A3, and use ONLY the A3 for upconversion. I've had no luck with the PS in upconversion either.
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I got it to acceptable but I had to crank down the detail from the oppo. I guess the end result is that I will tune the PS3 with the HD version of DVE and see how the upconversion looks. If it looks like crap I will leave the oppo connected. I think I need to wait a month or so for HD DVE.
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