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I decided that I wanted to use component instead of HDMI. I did the various hacks and nothing seemed to happen.. In the set up menue, it was locked at 480P. Last night watching constantine I pushed the HDMI select button on the remote and it changed from 480P to 720P to 768P to 1080I.. I checked the TV and sure enough the auto color matrix changed from SD to HD. I had the color matrix set on AUTO on my Panasonic. The picture is definately more consistant and quite nice. Has anyone else been succesful at upconverting via component with a US player? I really don't know if the hacks did anything at all. Also, should I set it to 768 or 720.. which one is better for the TV?


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I have component only inputs on my Mitsu WT46809. I tried the Samsung 850 and 841. I also had the Zenith DVB318 flashed with the original firmware. I was successful getting all of them to upconvert as shown on my T.V.s display. I was not impressed with the Samsungs PQ. they didn't look as good as my progressive only player. The Zenith displayed a very good PQ over component although I think the advantage in PQ had more to do with the Faroudja chip. I returned all of the upconverting players and I am using a Onkyo DV-Sp302 progressive only, that's close in PQ, in my opinion, but a lot lighter in the wallet. I've decided to wait for a true HD-DVD or Blue-Ray player when they are tried, trued, tested and drop from their projected price, after being in the market for a while. In my opinion the improvement in PQ with component upconverting players wasn't enough to justify the extra expense over progressive only players.
 

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Has anyone else been succesful at upconverting via component with a US player? I really don't know if the hacks did anything at all. Also, should I set it to 768 or 720.. which one is better for the TV?


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Most or all of the newer upconverting DVD players are HDCP compliant. This means that they will not upconvert to 720p/1080i to the component outputs, only to the DVI or HDMI output. The reason you got the conversion on a particular DVD is because that DVD is not copy-protected (does not contain HDCP coding).


I have a Canadian release of "Hero" which i was able to upconvert via component output, but several recently released DVDs that I purchased in the US failed to do so. I had to switch to HDMI if I wanted 720p.
 

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Most or all of the newer upconverting DVD players are HDCP compliant. This means that they will not upconvert to 720p/1080i to the component outputs, only to the DVI or HDMI output. The reason you got the conversion on a particular DVD is because that DVD is not copy-protected (does not contain HDCP coding).


I have a Canadian release of "Hero" which i was able to upconvert via component output, but several recently released DVDs that I purchased in the US failed to do so. I had to switch to HDMI if I wanted 720p.


So far, All the DVD's I have watched have upconverted through component, but only pushing the HDMI select button on the remote.
 
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