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Old 11-17-2008, 10:12 AM
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I own a Sumsung DVD player that up converts regular DVD to 1080p through an HDMI cable. Is there a big difference between up converted movies and blu ray considering that both are 1080p.
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Upscaled DVD's don't add in the extra details (video and audio) that exist on a native 1080p source such as Blu-ray, and the compression used on DVD's in comparison to that on most Blu-ray discs results in such a loss in quality that at any resolution BD's look better.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:55 AM
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No, though Blu-ray movies cost almost twice as much as DVDs the quality will look the same from a native 1080p Blu-ray to a 480i DVD.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:59 AM
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I own a Sumsung DVD player that up converts regular DVD to 1080p through an HDMI cable. Is there a big difference between up converted movies and blu ray considering that both are 1080p.


Let's put it this way....


Bluray's standard resolution is 1080.
DVD's standard resolution is 480.

That should tell you enough. DVD can't touch Bluray with a 15 foot pole. You can't add detail that isn't there to begin with. (1080 vs. 480)
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If you close your eyes Upscaled Dvd's will look just as good.
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I own a Sumsung DVD player that up converts regular DVD to 1080p through an HDMI cable. Is there a big difference between up converted movies and blu ray considering that both are 1080p.
get 300 on DVD and HD DVD and compare the two. that should be a good enough answer
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:40 AM
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If you close your eyes Upscaled Dvd's will look just as good.
Just like when you cover your ears Dolby Digital sound as good as TrueHD and DTS-HD MA.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:59 AM
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Please don't buy into Toshiba or anyone else's crap.

Upconverted DVD's look okay, but they cannot and will not meet Bluray disc standards.

Spend the extra money and enjoy TRUE HD content. It will be well worth it.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:48 PM
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Upconverted DVDs are not even close.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:54 PM
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Andre -

Your sig says that you have an HD-DVD player? Do you notice a difference when watching those? If not, then something may be seriously wrong with your setup.
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