Originally Posted by Widlarizer
One more question from me
I have the possibility to upgrade my Bluray Player from the Samsung BD-P1500 to the BD-P2500.
I still want to use the HD+ for vertical stretch and horizontal squeeze and therefore i'm wondering if that scaler could affect the image quality of the BD-P2500 in a bad kind of way, since the HQV Reon chip is newer than the video processors of the scaler?
In other words: Does the HD+ improve the image quality from my actual BD-P1500 in such a good kind, that it doesn't make any sense to change this bluray player to a better device?
I have both the HD+ and the Samsung BD-P2500. Here are my observations.
1. If you have a 1080p w/HDMI set, bypass the HD+ and connect the Sammy directly using 1080p out from Sammy
2. The Sammy BD-P2500 will also perform the 4x3 squeeze [for 1.33:1 movies] that previous HQV Samsungs would not. If you need custom squeezes/stretch of STD and BRD's, not possible without the HD+, but I don't understand why you would with the disc sources.
3. The Sammy BD-P1500 was not a HQV unit and would benefit from the HD+.
4. The HQV on the Samsung looks much better bypassing the HD+ on both my 46 1080p Sony and my 720p Panasonic PT-900AU projector.
5. You may miss some of the controls of the HD+, but I think you will find the picture much better.
6. The Sammy HQV has only controls for sharpness and noise, and I find it better with this set to off. Color/ brightness, etc. can be done from monitor/projector.
Sorry to say, but in this case it is goodbye to the HD+, even the simple Samsung HQV makes to me a startling difference for DVDs. I still use HD+
for 480i sources.