Originally Posted by lockdown571
I will say that I'm a bit suspicious when people say the difference is dramatic, and I suspect that many people have their HTPCs configured incorrectly to begin with.
The differences are
dramatic if you're upscaling lower resolution videos. They are far less noticeable if you're displaying 1080p video at 1080p, which is what assassin was looking for examples of.
In that scenario, the only things MadVR can do is chroma upsampling, which many TVs essentially throw away, if they process video in 4:2:2 which is particularly common with Plasmas, and 16-bit YCC > RGB conversion, which is only going to be noticeable on displays which are capable of actually showing true 8-bit gradation - which is a limited number of flat panels, despite what manufacturers may claim in their spec sheets, and those are mostly LCDs. Plasmas are typically much less than 8-bit and produce a very dithered/noisy image. (Kuros in particular) With projectors, DLPs should clearly show the effects of chroma upsampling, but probably won't show any improvement with gradation. SXRD/DILA should be capable of showing the gradation improvements but may not show chroma improvements due to convergence/sharpness issues.
For upscaling DVD content, there is nothing else out there that is comparable to MadVR's Jinc scaling, nothing I'm aware of that can scale in linear light (important when downscaling) or anything like the anti-ringing filter that Madshi has implemented.