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    DVD Upscaling help

    How to you set it up?

    We have a full HD LCD, and is connected to the DVD player via HDMI.

    When set using the DVD remote on 1080p the picture is so fuzzy. But when one the lower 576i setting, its much better.

    Can anyone help?

    11 Comments

    Set the telly to 1080i, 1080p is full HD, the most an upscaling DVD player can upscale to is 1080i.

    Cheers
    Graham

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your input.

    The TV is 1080p, and the DVD player says it can upscale to 1080p.

    I've tried every setting on the DVD, 720i/720p/1080i/1080p etc and 576i was the best

    Anyone know why?

    576i shouldnt be the best :thinking:if anything thats the lowest setting, check your dvd player settings for output. when connecting from hdmi it should automatically detect 1080p if that is your highest resolution.

    Original Poster

    Thats why I'm so confused.

    DVD player settings are currently 576i as it very clearly gives the best picture. When changed to 1080p, its terrible. Extremely fuzzy.

    Its a 1080p LCD. Connected via HDMI. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

    ask at avforums.com they will know

    kiwinator;1432498

    ask at avforums.com they will know



    yeah there pretty good , go try there

    yeah, give them exact tv, dvd make and models.

    Original Poster

    Have done, thank you.

    in case they don't give you a reply - what DVD movie is it? Most older movies wont support the upscaling process to 1080p so could in theory look worse when upscaled to this level - try setting it to 1080i and 720i or auto and it should select the best setting for that particuar movie.

    Really comes down to comparision of which is better at upscaling. Your TV or the DVD player.

    Your TV is Full HD and so has a fixed resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. If you supply it with a 576i which is the resolution of DVD's then the TV is doing the upscaling itself.

    If you elect to let the DVD player do the upscaling, then for resolutions such as 720p/1080i etc the TV is still having to do some conversion (720p to 1080p in the 1st case and 1080i to 1080p in the 2nd case) and this will lead to it being fuzzy.

    The last scenario is if you let the DVD player upscale to 1080p. This "should" not be reprocessed at all by the TV and displayed as is. However, there is no guarantee that the DVD player has an equally good or better scaler than the one built into you TV and may still result in a worse picture.

    Best advise is to always see which produces the better picture (DVD player upscaling or the TV) and go with that.

    What does seem to be missed though is that with ALL plasma and LCD TV's they are fixed resolution panels and so have do actually upscale themselves when provided with a signal that isn't the native panel resolution. So upscaling DVD players aren't really required unless your TV happens to be really bad at doing it.

    hth

    Original Poster

    Thanks for that, regarding your last comment DVDs don't upscale via scart??? You need HDMI connection for upscaling? Ir am I wrong?

    To the previous poster, tried all sorts of movies, animation, old, and new (2007) all with the same result. 1080p being VHS quality, and 576i being the clearest.



    Njay;1434150

    Really comes down to comparision of which is better at upscaling. Your TV … Really comes down to comparision of which is better at upscaling. Your TV or the DVD player.Your TV is Full HD and so has a fixed resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. If you supply it with a 576i which is the resolution of DVD's then the TV is doing the upscaling itself.If you elect to let the DVD player do the upscaling, then for resolutions such as 720p/1080i etc the TV is still having to do some conversion (720p to 1080p in the 1st case and 1080i to 1080p in the 2nd case) and this will lead to it being fuzzy.The last scenario is if you let the DVD player upscale to 1080p. This "should" not be reprocessed at all by the TV and displayed as is. However, there is no guarantee that the DVD player has an equally good or better scaler than the one built into you TV and may still result in a worse picture.Best advise is to always see which produces the better picture (DVD player upscaling or the TV) and go with that.What does seem to be missed though is that with ALL plasma and LCD TV's they are fixed resolution panels and so have do actually upscale themselves when provided with a signal that isn't the native panel resolution. So upscaling DVD players aren't really required unless your TV happens to be really bad at doing it.hth

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