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post #1 of 4 Old 12-03-2009, 05:38 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking at several upconverting DVD players.

I notice one has Digital to Analog number of 12 bit, 108 mHz and another one is 24 bit, 192 KHz.

What do these numbers mean (if anything) as far as picture quality?

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24 bit, 192 KHz is the highest sample rate used for commercial audio.

Example..
CD= 44.1khz
dvd=48khz
Blu-ray= 48/96/192khz
DVD-Audio= 96/192khz

The audio upconversion on DVD is a plus, but look for a veritable converter.
One that has 48, 96 and 192khz.
Sometimes 96 sounds better than 192. You want to keep your options open.

ps. Above has nothing to do with video.

As for DVD video upconversion. It all depending on your display:
Normal DVD video has a samlpe rate of 480p.
If you have a 1080p or a 720p display. Make sure that the DVD upconversion matches your display.
Display has 1080p. So DVD should upconvert to 1080p.
I you have a 1080p display, but the DVD only upconverts to 720p. That's no biggie. You can do it, you just won't get 1080p.

Hope that helped?
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I appreciate all the information and help...it made things a lot clearer!!!

I have a 720p so I think any upconverting DVD player will get me where I need to be.

Glad you told me about the different sound options!!!!

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Cool. Glad I could help.
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