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#66093 - 10/27/04 04:59 PM Upconverting DVD players
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Hey there Axiom buddies...

I know this isn't about speakers, so I hope you won't care

In addition to my awesome Axiom speakers and Denon 2805, I also have a Sanyo Z2 WXGA projector. It has DVI and componant hookups. I was thinking about replacing my older Toshiba Prog. Scan player with one of the newer upconverting DVD players out there. Reading the posts on AVS gives me a headache, so I was curious if anybody on this site has one of the many players offering this technology. It would also be nice if I could find someone that has the Z2 so I can get accurate advice.

Randy


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#66094 - 10/27/04 05:01 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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I don't have mine yet, but I plan on getting the Denon DVD-1910 when I get my projector. It has upconverting ability to give a native signal of 720p to the projector.
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#66095 - 10/27/04 05:05 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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The Denon 1910 and 2910 (i believe) are also on my list of options. Some of the AVS owners have claimed though that the Denon will stretch 4:3 material when using DVI and you can't adjust that, even on the projector. I've heard the momitsu 880 deluxe will play 4:3 in its native format via DVI. Not that I watch a lot of 4:3 material, but when I do I would like it normal..... I believe Samsung is do to come out with a new HD941 model to replace the 931, which supposably has a black crush problem.
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#66096 - 10/27/04 05:05 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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I have the Denon 1910 hooked up to a Sammy DLP (HLN series). I see a noticable difference in picture quality over the Denon 910 I have hooked up via component. My TV has only 1 DVI input, so I had to buy a switch, but I think it is well worth it. A well mastered DVD looks fantastic via DVI on the 1910.

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#66097 - 10/27/04 05:12 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Yes, that's always the key isn't it. Well mastered. Just like audio. The more you can see/hear the better or worse it is depending upon the source material.
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#66098 - 10/27/04 05:28 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Yes. The better mastered the source, the better the quality no matter what player. So far though, every DVD I have played in the 1910 via DVI looks better than the same DVD in the 910 via component. Image seems sharper. Even my wife has noticed a difference.

Scott

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#66099 - 10/27/04 09:03 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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I have heard that many of these types of players DO come close to High Definition. If I get one I'll have to test that theory. I already own an OTA (over the air) HD receiver for my upstairs TV, and High Def is amazing, haven't had time to hook it up to my Sanyo at a 120" diag, yipee


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#66100 - 10/27/04 09:31 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Registered: 10/16/03
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Loc: Andover, Ma
I have a Samsung HD931 and the PQ is excellent, I don't really see any major issues with Black. I am looking to pickup a Denon 2910 since I want to go SACD/DVD-A and also the PQ is supposed to be even better... I dunno how, its already Awesome!

What is your price range? The Denon 1910 is supposed to have Macroblocking issues.... Seems like nothing is perfect.
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#66101 - 10/27/04 10:34 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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I have read a ton on the macroblocking. I am still not certain exactly what it is. If I have it, I do not know it. I have looked for it on numerous DVD's, but have not seen anything noticable. I will say that the new Star Wars Trilogy DVD's look awesome. As near hi-def as I have seen from a DVD. I have only viewed them on the 1910 via DVI. I want to compare them using my Denon 910 via component. See how much of a difference.

Scott

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#66102 - 10/27/04 11:06 PM Re: Upconverting DVD players
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Registered: 04/01/03
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Loc: Los Angeles
Those Star Wars dvd's were prepped by a company out here in SoCal called Lowry Digital. They've done the work on a few other re-releases and my god the stuff they do is amazing. If you like Sergio Leone movies, grab the new remastered "Once Upon a Time in the West". Wow...it looks like it was filmed yesterday. I have a couple of friends that work there, so I'm always digging for info on any new projects they start on.


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