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Old 10-18-2009, 09:24 PM
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Default DVD upconversion/deinterlacing quality

I did a forum search for "dvd upconversion" but the threads it pulled up were old (2007 & 2008) and my main interest is in the new Slim model. I am going to buy one primarily for Blu-ray and games, but I have a lot of DVDs in my collection and my old Pioneer player is about to bite the dust. I have read PS3 reviews online and they range from mediocre to great upscaling depending on who you read. I am not expecting OPPO quality from a 300 dollar player/game machine but am hopeful it scales and deinterlaces pretty well.

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I have a older style PS3 and think it scales and deinterlaces pretty well, but I wouldn't expect OPPO quality from a 300 dollar game machine.
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The upscaling on Sony BDP-S360 (CDN$ 199) is about equal to PS3. Add CDN$50 more you can get Pioneer BDP-320 with upscaling quality very close to the Oppo BD-83 (I own both).
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:03 AM
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I agree with Gaara, though I can't provide any direct comparisons like Susilo.

The upconversion and deinterlacing on the older PS3s is good, but not of the highest caliber. I think that unless you really can't stand a non-picture-perfect upconversion like from an Oppo, you'll be pleased enough at having a gaming machine and a BD player that also does a decent job when upconverting.

As a side note, I have read from multiple sources but not independently confirmed that the upconversion on the Slim models is practically equivalent to the old models, as they didn't change a bit. You might wish to confirm that on your own however.
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I only watched one DVD on my PS3, so far (Horton Hears a Who!") and that one looked all but too promising. Some good scenes but most of it looked horribly washed. Compared to my pa's Blu-Ray player (Panasonic BD35) I found the PQ very lackluster.

Might've been just the movie though. Can't say for sure.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:20 AM
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Sony doesn't make great upscaling machines.They don't really care about it. I'd pick up a samsung 2500 if you can still find them or even an old hd dvd player cheap for upconverting if you dont want to spring for an oppo.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:59 AM
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I have a PS3 slim model, and my cheap up convert Philips dvd player has better picture quality for standard def dvds. The Blu-ray discs look great though.
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wanna go HD-DVD? the HD-A30 and up did fantastic upscaling, noticably better than ps3.
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ha ha! almost all BD players (and all HD DVD players) upconvert SD DVD better than PS3.
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I thing the PS3 is a great blu-ray player but I do think the upconversion sucks compared to other players. There is definitely a quality difference between using my PS3 and my hddvd player for dvd's.
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