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It's been a long while since I've been looking to do something of this sort...but I have some old Laserdiscs and VHS material I'd love to be able to enjoy. A lot of the VHS stuff is home material, and some of the Laserdiscs are 'legacy' material that has since been 'mucked' with quite a bit (i.e., Star Wars: The Definitive Collection -- the last 'true' version before the Special Editions).
Back when I had my NEC LT-150 as my main projector (1024 x 768 native res), I used a little pentium 3 and the dscaler application, along with a winTV pci card (input), and an ATI all-in-wonder for output. It served its purpose fairly well, albeit the meager p3 was capped out by dscaler even at 1024x768 with certain features enabled.
Anyway, I'm curious of a couple things:
Would dscaler still be the best option for upconverting the video (it doesn't seem to have been updated since 2009)?
What type of hardware would I need in order to get to 1920x1080 (or considering the source material [well-mastered laserdisc at best], is 720p more than enough)?
I think I do have some old computer parts (pentium 4 3.0ghz) laying around somewhere, if that would cut it...but somehow I'm thinking that might not do it?
Thank you for your input & help!