Originally Posted by ylnad123
Anyone tried upconverting dvd's yet? Before the TV came out everyone said to let the tv do all the upconverting. But when I play a dvd in the oppo 980 I think it looks best with the oppo on 720p. When I have it set to 480i, the picture looks dull, like it isn't being upconverted at all.
I think your the 2nd person to say this. Not that it looks dull outputting a 480i signal, just that it looks better when the oppo outputs 1080i. (that was from the last poster).
Anyway, D-Nice mentioned that it would be best to have the player output 480i via HDMI unaltered and let the Pioneer do the upconversion.
At the same time, if you like the way it looks more with the oppo doing the work, then by all means continue to use it that way.
The question I had for the last poster was why did it look better to him. I had a list of things such as,
Brighter does not always mean better,
Sharper does not always mean better,
Contrasty does not always mean better.
What can contribute to a better picture is what looks more natural. End the end, it's up to you. However it would be nice if someone had some tests as to what's better. I think D-Nice may get around to that if he has time.