DVD Player - HDMI, 5.1, 1080 upscalling & Card reader - £24.99 - HotUKDeals
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- HDMI upscale output 1080 coax output
- 1 scart socket
- DVD CR RE player
- 2 Channel Audio
- Video ouput /coax
- On screen display
- Scart lead included
- Remote control inc. batteries

In store from Thursday July 31st

The description very confusing but it has HDMI output, and upscale's, and has a card reader - of some kind!

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#1
It looks like this one at Tesco's

http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Product/7/AW08204-0687TPS360262.jpg

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-0687.aspx

No mention of a card reader though
#2
Hmmm the only mention of a card reader on the netto page is under the price, not in main description. Strange.
#3
Does it say 1080i or p though?
#4
I don't understand the point of these upscalers. All they seem to do is output an upscaled DVD picture, but this strikes me as largely pointless, since the image remains the same, only blown up. They can't pull new detail out of the air. I'm not sure how useful the upscaling is, either. If it upscales to 720, as I understand it, the TV would need to upscale it to 768 to make it fit its native resolution. I don't see how this would be better than the TV's inbuilt SD upscaler, which will upscale directly to the native res.

Snake oil?
#5
dxx
I don't understand the point of these upscalers. All they seem to do is output an upscaled DVD picture, but this strikes me as largely pointless, since the image remains the same, only blown up. They can't pull new detail out of the air. I'm not sure how useful the upscaling is, either. If it upscales to 720, as I understand it, the TV would need to upscale it to 768 to make it fit its native resolution. I don't see how this would be better than the TV's inbuilt SD upscaler, which will upscale directly to the native res.

Snake oil?


100 % correct
#6
ryouga;2633224
Does it say 1080i or p though?


It's irrelevant.

Your TV scales the picture to its native resolution anyway. You wouldn't notice any improvement between this player on 480p or 1080p, no matter what your screen. Any TV screen's built-in scaler will be better than the one in this cheap... box. Being able to put 1080p on the box is solely for marketing purposes. And it obviously works... :whistling:

I set my cheap Toshiba DVD player to 480P and let my Panasonic plasma do the scaling. Which do you think has the better scaler?
#7
A standard sd pal television set has 576 line PAL interlace while SD DVD has 576 line PAL progressive, so yeah it makes a difference on a HDTV to have upscaling. The figures may not be 100% but they're not far off.
#8
dxx
I don't understand the point of these upscalers. All they seem to do is output an upscaled DVD picture, but this strikes me as largely pointless, since the image remains the same, only blown up. They can't pull new detail out of the air. I'm not sure how useful the upscaling is, either. If it upscales to 720, as I understand it, the TV would need to upscale it to 768 to make it fit its native resolution. I don't see how this would be better than the TV's inbuilt SD upscaler, which will upscale directly to the native res.

Snake oil?


Yes you are correct the TV will upscale an SD input.The question is which will do it better the player or the TV.I have seen decent upscaling players in action (Namely an Oppo and a Denon player) and they seemed to do a much better job of the upscaling than the TV did itself (one set was a Panasonic the other a Pioneer).Sure they can't possibly display information that physically isn't on the disc to start with,they do seem do a much better job of displaying it though.You clearly are not going to get this kind of enhancement from a £25 player though.
#9
They can display better pictures. It is in the digits, even the ones that were not there originally.

That is what computer enhancement is all about, extremely educated guesses as to what should be there, even if it was not there originally.

Ever seen a few blobs from a blurry crime scene video enhanced into a recognizable face?
#10
dxx
I don't understand the point of these upscalers. All they seem to do is output an upscaled DVD picture, but this strikes me as largely pointless, since the image remains the same, only blown up. They can't pull new detail out of the air. I'm not sure how useful the upscaling is, either. If it upscales to 720, as I understand it, the TV would need to upscale it to 768 to make it fit its native resolution. I don't see how this would be better than the TV's inbuilt SD upscaler, which will upscale directly to the native res.

Snake oil?


quite right .... its just a matter of choosing which scaler does it better, the chances are your tele rather than a budget.player.. it goes the other way strangley - its better to send a 576i from the dvd if it is available ( irecently bought a pioneer that can do this) and let you tele do all the upscalling direct from the as it was formatted dvd disc.

here end the lesson.
law according to c-k-c-s
#11
It comes with a card reader. So , does it play Divx or anything else?
#12
ro888
It comes with a card reader. So , does it play Divx or anything else?


I'd like to know this too?
#13
[QUOTE=scattycat]They can display better pictures. It is in the digits, even the ones that were not there originally.

That is what computer enhancement is all about, extremely educated guesses as to what should be there, even if it was not there originally.

Ever seen a few blobs from a blurry crime scene video enhanced into a recognizable face?[/QUOTE]

My favourite CSI fact is that it is grouped in the SciFi segment of the Grammys (or whatever their tv awards are) because alot of the technology they use doesnt actually exist.
#14
Im a bit confused since on my 360 and PS3 720 is better than 480 and 1080 is better than 720 through hdmi and thats on SD things.
#15
divx?
#16
pc_tech86
divx?


Why do you ask - hope you are not a :pirate: ! ;-)
#17
This: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/186894/sumvision-phoenix-dvd-player-that-p is a much better deal in my opinion. Tried and tested and reviewed by loads of people, and available in a few shops (on-line only though).
#18
scattycat
They can display better pictures. It is in the digits, even the ones that were not there originally.

That is what computer enhancement is all about, extremely educated guesses as to what should be there, even if it was not there originally.

Ever seen a few blobs from a blurry crime scene video enhanced into a recognizable face?


Yes, but only on The X-Files.

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