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Old 09-15-2012, 05:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Does such a device even exist ?
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:45 PM
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IMHO, Nope. And anybody who sells you one claiming it does is selling snake oil.

Well developed VP's can do an excellent job of properly de-interlacing and scaling a 480i signal, perhaps even with some good noise reduction and color/contrast correction and improvements, but a 1080p image has roughly SIX times the number of pixels compared to a 480i image so the data is not there to begin with. It's all about giving you the best picture possible so a scaled SD signal might be improved and look good but it won't look as good as HD.

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It depends on what you want, and what you expect. I'm happy for the improvement of SD material on my Panasonic 55GT50 with a DVDO Duo. I can see "ringing", but the improvement in contrast, noise, picture distortions, and scaling makes it worth it. Out in remote Montana, we don't have HD local stations on Dish, just SD. The Duo makes a difference for me. I hear that HQV and Lumagen are both very good too.
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