This question probably beaten to death before, but I need to be sure before I get into HTPC domain.
With zoomplayer, cineplayer codec, and ffdshow filters, will an HTPC be better than a upconverting dvd player in terms of PQ?
I know HTPC has other benefits too. I am computer savvy, so tweaking and building is not a problem for me.
I have seen the picture of HTPC with ZP+ Windvd4 + ffdshow, it was fantastic, very clean and sharp. The way I like it. However, I have never seen an upconverting dvd player for reference.
My budget is around $300. And I already have an ati 9600 pro card, which I can swap from current PC.
I have a panny DLP, which has an HDMI input.
Thanks in advance for your response.