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My Sony DVD player just died and I need to pick up a new one.


For now I need a unit that upconverts over component, but that also has HDMI for later. It'll be currently connected to a Toshiba 56"W RPTV at 1080i (component). I'll upgrade to a 50" PDP later this year (HDMI).

I know some of the LG units have hacks to enable upconversion over component even on copy protected DVDs. Here's some of the choices.

LG DV7832NXC , older model, Canadian equivalent to the Zenith DVB318, firmware hacks.

LG LDA-531 more recent model also with firmware hacks and better than the newest LDA-731 which doesnt upconvert over component and has an inferior pic according to most reports on this forum.

I know Samsung has some models like the 841 & 851 that upconvert but can't remember if it's over component.

What do you guys recommend and why? Have I missed something ?

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
The Samsung 841 and 941 will both upconvert over component (disables HDCP which allows the upconverted image to be transmitted over component ouputs) with a simple remote "hack". They're good, inexpensive players.
post #3 of 7
Ditto on the samsung hd841 I have one and for 50 bucks you can't beat the value.

http://www.ubid.com/Samsung_HD_DVD_P...800677198.html
post #4 of 7
Will this work into a Component input on a projector that is VGA?
post #5 of 7
hmmm... I'm an Oppo owner but I have an issue with the fact that I have to use the zoom button to fill the screen on older DVDs. Does the samsung unit have a better screen filling mode? It sucks to have to watch a widescreen movie in the center of the screen.
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Yes it will.
post #7 of 7
Yes it does
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