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post #1 of 7 Old 06-10-2007, 08:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Well - Is the HK going to upconvert SD DVDs as well as the Oppo? If so, what is the best low cost SD hdmi dvd player?
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The H/K will only upconvert to 720p. Is your TV 720p native? I don't think there are even any DVD players out there that have HDMI but don't upconvert. I could be wrong!
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The H/K will only upconvert to 720p. Is your TV 720p native? I don't think there are even any DVD players out there that have HDMI but don't upconvert. I could be wrong!

Wow - that was fast!
Yeah - I have a Panasonic AX100. So what do you think? What is the minimum player would you hook up to the HK?
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I don't know much about upconverting DVD players as I just skipped that step and went from a Progressive Scan Toshiba SD9200 to a PS3. I had the 247 for a month and loved the sound, but since the scaling cannot be turned off, I returned it and got a 745 refurb. With 1080i/p native TVs, the 720p scaling actually introduces artifacts.
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Unless you need 1080P.Go with the 970,and save some cash.
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Unless you need 1080P.Go with the 970,and save some cash.

I'm thinking about saving even more cash by finding something less than $150. Do you suppose there's a realiable hdmi player that will allow me to turn off upconverting?

No one has really answered the question about the 247's ability to upconvert. It has the Faroudja processing. Is it as good as the 971 and 981?
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I'm not an expert in this but I would guess the Faroudja is better than the built in Oppo's.

Currently watching a video from an iPod and it looks good from the 347 upscaler to a 768 display.
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