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I have a 50 inch Panasonic st50 and plan on buying a Yamaha 673 receiver. Will I notice a difference because it upscales to 4k resolution.
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Have you ever tried to watch a Blu-ray on a standard-def tube?
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Have you ever tried to watch a Blu-ray on a standard-def tube?
:pi thought that was the case but I had to ask.
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Yeah man, unfortunately you'd need a 4KTV for something like that. Not sure if the Blu-ray player needs to work as an upscaler as well, but I'm sure it would do better than the receiver if it did.
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I have a 50 inch Panasonic st50 and plan on buying a Yamaha 673 receiver. Will I notice a difference because it upscales to 4k resolution.

That option is only for 4K tv's, not 1080p. What you will notice a difference in picture is when you enable the 1080p up scaler on the receiver, if it has a good chip that is and apply proper settings.

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Have you ever tried to watch a Blu-ray on a standard-def tube?

I actually have (downscaling 1080p to 480i) and the improved chroma and cleaner image (fewer artifacts) was an improvement over DVD.
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I actually have (downscaling 1080p to 480i) and the improved chroma and cleaner image (fewer artifacts) was an improvement over DVD.

Oh yeah, it'll be an improvement alright. But that's from the disc, it won't turn your TV into something better than it is.

In other words, your TV won't upscale to 4K, so there's a good chance that unless you're playing 4K material (less compressed, better master & higher bitrate), it'll look better. If you try and upconvert a 1080p Blu-ray disc, I don't know if there will be a single difference. You'll need a 4KTV for that.
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I have a 50 inch Panasonic st50 and plan on buying a Yamaha 673 receiver. Will I notice a difference because it upscales to 4k resolution.

I have the 673. It doesn't upscale to 4K, it has 4K capability for whenever those sets come out.
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