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ericos's Avatar ericos
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I'm looking for a cheapie dvd player to tied me over. I have the denon 2809ci which does nice upscaling. My question is... should I get a standard dvd player and run component and toslink into the denon and let the denon upscale it, or should I get an inexpensive upscaling dvd player with hdmi.

I like the simpler install of the single hdmi cable, but are any of these units with the hdmi outputs capable of sending a 480 signal over the hdmi cable so I can allow the denon to do the upscaling, or... if I use the hdmi out, am I forced to allow the inexpensive dvd player to do the upscaling?

Thanks!
Eric
MichaelJHuman's Avatar MichaelJHuman
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There is one way to find out. Get a test disc like HQV.

The stickied AVR FAQ may help.
SkiSmuggs's Avatar SkiSmuggs
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An HDMI DVD player will still have settings for output resolution. However, I don't believe HDMI sources are upscaled in the AVR, only analog, so you should verify. There are some fine upscaling DVD players in the $100 range. I'm not sure saving $40 over a $60 one is worth it. Avoid Sony for upscaling and check the DVD forums for recommendations.
ericos's Avatar ericos
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you are right... the avr doesn't upscale through the hdmi inputs... good point.

Thanks for the advice.
samsurd2's Avatar samsurd2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

An HDMI DVD player will still have settings for output resolution. However, I don't believe HDMI sources are upscaled in the AVR, only analog, so you should verify. There are some fine upscaling DVD players in the $100 range. I'm not sure saving $40 over a $60 one is worth it. Avoid Sony for upscaling and check the DVD forums for recommendations.

Not sure why you say this. I have a 2 year old Sony DVP-NC85H (5 disc carousel) that does the job very nicely. JMO
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