I am not on to my journey in the HTPC world. I have been ripping my movie collection in my spare time. I am just recently purchased my first Blu-ray player. I was always pretty happy with how DVD looked on my old 42" rear projection tv. Now after being spoiled with my new blu-ray player as well as my EPSON 8350 projector on a 102" screen, I am certainly not as happy as I was when I was oblivious to the quality of HD.
I am now on a mission to do what I can to improve my viewing experience with my ripped DVD collection. I have read a fair amount on the forums about ffdshow, MadVR and all of the various upconverting/upscaling threads. After reading all the threads I think I have come away more confused. I found a tutorial on homecinema-hd.com that seemed fairly straight forward. I get lost on if I need MadVR or not. What would be the best/efficient way to improve my perception of the SD content?
Display: Epson 8350 Projector
Receiver: Denon 2312CI
My Budget HTPC Build:
- G540 processor (I am using onboard graphics)
- ASRock H77M Mobo
- 4 GB Crucial Ballistix RAM
- PNY 120GB SSD
- 1.5TB WD Green Hard Drive
- LG Blu-ray/DVD Drive
I appreciate the info. Please feel free to dumb it down, I may need it.