Originally Posted by Kilian.ca
I keep seeing people who mention that ripped DVDs can be upconverted via component without further qualifications, as if all players do that. Well, my Panny BD30 won't do it, it just gives you 480p.
Well, it's works on my Sony BDP-300. Playing the ripped disc allows me to choose output formats 480i, 480p, 720p, & 1080i on BDP-300. Then on my projector menu it displays the format being received. And it's telling me it's receiving exactly the output I'm choosing on the projector. In my case 1080i.
When I play the original disc, I can also change output formats on the BDP-300, but the projector menu only verifies receiving signal as 480i or 480P.
As far as the component upconvert quality of the BDP-300, it looks good to me. My SD-DVD player is a Zenith DVB-318, which is an excellent upconverter. But it's just too inconvenient to do a side by side comparison.
Concerning your the BD-30, go into it's menu and select to output 1080i with your ripped disc in the player and then check what your display device is receiving.
Not sure why your down on this thread, HDMI stuff is covered out the wazoo. I know that very few people are concerned with component output, other than us projector people. But for us it's a big issue, we have cables buried in walls, programmed remotes and racks already filled with equipment. The last thing i need is a 2nd media player just to upconvert SD DVD's.