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HTPC - Need Advice on Upscaling SD Video from DVD - Video Card????

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Need some help from the community here. I have about 1000 Standard DVDs that I do not want to take the time to rip if I cant upscale (and make it look good) to my HD tv. I am currently using HTPC built on Ivy Bridge and have already ripped about 300 Blu Ray movies at full quality mkv files. I love it and XMBC is a dream!

However, I have all of these standard DVDs that I could rip but I dont think the Ivy Bridge Chip will be able to scale it to 1080p to make it look good and worth the effort. I began to research other video cards that might have a really good video processor that could upscale and bypass by Ivy Bridge making it worthwhile to rip the standard DVDs. I have had no success. Anyone else know of a good video card that will upscale to 1080p standard DVDs and it looks good?!?

I thought about just buying the OPPO player since it upscales standard DVD to 1080p but I thought there must be a good video card that does this better than the OPPO so I could use XMBC and rip my standard DVDs

Any help or suggestions of a good video card that can do this and has a better video processor than the OPPO Marvell's Kyoto-G2 chip that would fit in my HTPC?

thanks again
Caduceus in New Orleans.
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I am using a Sapphire Vapor-X 7770 GPU and playing the DVD with MPC-HC using MadVR with Jinc 3 scaling and LAV Audio, LAV Video and the LAV splitter. This combination gives great result imho.
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I have WinDVD Pro 10 (there is now a v11). WinDVD does very good SD DVD to HD conversion. I am not sure how "totally hi def" you can make a std. def signal but WinDVD makes it acceptable.

That said, I hardly use it since most of my media is now native 1080p, but it comes in handy from time to time.
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I began to research other video cards that might have a really good video processor that could upscale and bypass by Ivy Bridge making it worthwhile to rip the standard DVDs. I have had no success.

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