I'm just wondering how a SVCD (480x480) looks blown up on a projector compared to a DVD (720x480). I have a bunch of SVCDs that I'd like to watch that look great (almost as good as DVD) on my 32" and I'm wondering how it will look bigger. Thanks!
It mainly depends on the bitrate of the SVCD. If you are talking standard SVCD bitrate then you are talking, as previously stated, ugly and blocky, though better than VCD. If you are talking 4000kbps bitrate then it looks pretty nice. It also depends on your source, and of course your encoder. You want to know how ANYTHING approximately looks on a CRT projector just watch it on a CRT monitor and sit real close.
SVCD is mpeg2 compression. I tried a few on my pj and they look smooth but undetailed. Definitely not worth watching. A well encoded divx can be quite decent, I got Super Speedway from Usenet and it was done 26 minutes per cd (quite high bitrate). It actually looks very close to dvd quality. You won't find many svcd/divx done at that bitrate though.
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