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Old 03-28-2007, 07:15 PM   #101
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hahaha how'd you guess.
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I have/had/work with a dell. the friggin 6 pin video output dongle is lame. and lost. or we have 3 in a drawer. or all of the above. plug a mouse into it from a mac. that'll work.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:13 PM   #102
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Can anyone recommend a DVD player (or game console, PC drive, whatever) that can upscale regular DVD's to 1080p? After reading this thread I it sounds like I may have to or else get bad picture quality out of my standard DVD player. A quick search on google showed some Denon stuff but I want to hear what you all recommend.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:23 PM   #103
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No point. The dvd players that upscale to 1080p are really friggin expensive.
http://usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3297.asp

You'd be better off looking for an HD DVD player. Toshiba has one for $800 that's pretty nice.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-SqUCTMb...dvd&i=052HDXA2

I'd wait a month until the new xbox360 with HDMI comes out, and add the hd drive. Around $~650 plus you'll want an extra controller and the rechargable batteries.
http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/27/b...rumors-abound/
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:53 PM   #104
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No point. The dvd players that upscale to 1080p are really friggin expensive.
http://usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3297.asp

You'd be better off looking for an HD DVD player. Toshiba has one for $800 that's pretty nice.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-SqUCTMb...dvd&i=052HDXA2

I'd wait a month until the new xbox360 with HDMI comes out, and add the hd drive. Around $~650 plus you'll want an extra controller and the rechargable batteries.
http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/27/b...rumors-abound/
I just read about the new xbox360 black today. Sounds great...would the hd dvd player also play dvd's at good resolution? What do I do with all the dvd's I already own? Thanks a million for the help!

http://us.i1.yimg.com/videogames.yah...=510646&page=0

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:01 PM   #105
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I just read about the new xbox360 black today. Sounds great...would the hd dvd player also play dvd's at good resolution? What do I do with all the dvd's I already own? Thanks a million for the help!
  • Yes. I haven't looked into it, but probably scales to 720p or 1080i. Your tv will scale it again to its native 1080p. It may look better to have the xbox output 480p then let the tv scale to 1080p. You'll have to play around to see what works best.
  • Keep them in your library. But purchase HD DVDs instead of regular DVDs in the future.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:04 PM   #106
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I bought myself a cheap 1080i upconverting dvd player and a nice 3' optical audio out. turns out the damn thing only had coaxial out...even though it's specs say optical...how lame. it looks pretty good compared to my "Standard" dvd player on my 32" HD CRT.
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Can anyone recommend a DVD player (or game console, PC drive, whatever) that can upscale regular DVD's to 1080p? After reading this thread I it sounds like I may have to or else get bad picture quality out of my standard DVD player. A quick search on google showed some Denon stuff but I want to hear what you all recommend.
If I had a 1080p tv, I'd get an Oppo
http://www.oppodigital.com/

very highly rated. super cheap.
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That's an option at $230, thanks.

Would the PS3 upconvert DVD's to 1080p, assuming I like the PS3 better than the XBOX360?
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My Xbox running Xbox Media Center upconverts standard DVDs to 720P, and it looks pretty darn good (the post-processing filtering XBMC is nice), but it seems like the upconvert to 1080P is so great that quality would degrade drastically. Never tried it, though; just speculating.
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That's an option at $230, thanks.

Would the PS3 upconvert DVD's to 1080p, assuming I like the PS3 better than the XBOX360?
watching moves on the PS3 blows goats if you dont have the remote. but the remote is bluetooth so your universal remote will be another 100 bucks.

also what sucks is the PS3 wont output high def DVD over a non HDCP connection. I think it downconverts everything to 480p over, say, component.

but netflix does rent blu-ray discs if you want to go that route
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The xbox 360 upconverts dvds to 1080p through the vga cable with the newest update. You should check out avs forums though to make sure that there are no problems displaying the xbox signal on the tv at that res. I know some tvs like to offset the picture by a bunch of pixels.
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The xbox 360 upconverts dvds to 1080p through the vga cable with the newest update. You should check out avs forums though to make sure that there are no problems displaying the xbox signal on the tv at that res. I know some tvs like to offset the picture by a bunch of pixels.
I've been able to do it successfully.

If I were to purchase an xbox, I'd wait until the revision comes out with a much larger hard drive and hdmi. Because of BS copyright protection protocols, copyrighted dvds and hd dvds will only be displayed at 1080p with hdmi.

It should be out next month or so. Then Halo3 comes out in November!
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I wish I had something right now. I sold off my awesome pc rig at the end of the summer last year and I haven't played a videogame since. Being an ex CAL player in CS I am having serious videogame withdrawals. I don't miss it as much as I used to but I wouldn't mind having something to play for a couple hours a week. I think I wanna get a wii, not because it is "cool", but because I really wanna play the new zelda game. After that I would probably sell it off.
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well too bad you don't live local

I have an extra xbox360, xbox, and ps2, sitting in a box.
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