Wow, been awhile since I have been to this wonderful forum. I hope someone has some advice for me.
Back in the day I bought my Samsung DLP HDTV, and a Samsung HD931 upconverting DVD player to go with it. I now have a hefty collection of standard DVDs. I was always very pleased with the upconverting capability of the HD931, with its Faroudja or whatever technology.
Recently the HD931 died, and I looked around for highly rated upconverting standard DVD players. I ended up getting a Philips DVP3560, both for its high marks in upconverting as well as its ability to play PAL discs, and be region free.
Well, its upconverting picture quality strikes me as greatly inferior to what my HD931 could do.
I thought a much newer player would be able to upconvert as well or better than something from 2004 for a much cheaper price, but apparently that is not the case. Back then a HD931 was about $300.
Incidentally my TV uses a DVI interface, not HDMI, so I had to use a HDMI-out DVI-in cable to send the signal from the player to the TV. Could this be causing an image quality issue? It seems unlikely since it should just be the video digital signal, which should be exact, but I am no expert.
Anyway, assuming the player is to blame, I am wondering if there is a blu-ray player out there with upconverting capabilities on a par with the old HD931. Or does one need to to find a standard player with older tech similar to the HD931? I have heard of "Oppos" but they seem very rare and quite expensive compared to what the HD931 cost me back then.
Any advice would be appreciated.