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01-30-2009, 01:59 PM
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You'd be surprised at how many people do. But, yeah... there really is no such thing as "good quality" sound from a TV. If you're not hooking it up to a Dolby Digital receiver, you're not really taking advantage of HD.

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I use my Panny plasma's internal speakers. Sound fine to me. I'm in a condo though and I don't own a console or a BR player, so I didn't feel I needed to build a HT or buy a HTIB until I get a house in a couple years. 5.1+ would be nice, but I can wait for now.

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Your TV's scaler will upscale the DVD signal to 1080p.

But yes, if you have a upscaling 1080p DVD player, component won't work. Your TV will do it for you though.
So you are saying from a s-video connection the TV will upscale to 1080p? If so, where is this setting as the picture is crap through s-video and great through HDMI.

Confused.

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01-30-2009, 11:26 PM
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So you are saying from a s-video connection the TV will upscale to 1080p? If so, where is this setting as the picture is crap through s-video and great through HDMI.

Confused.
That's because S-Video is the worst possible connection you can use. Of course it looks better through HDMI. Ditch the S-Video pronto.

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01-30-2009, 11:35 PM
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So you are saying from a s-video connection the TV will upscale to 1080p? If so, where is this setting as the picture is crap through s-video and great through HDMI.

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No, S-Video typically will not. S-Video passes a lower-quality 480i analog signal. But, just about ANY modern DVD player manufactured in the past 5 years is capable of Progressive Scan, and will have Component outputs (the Red/Blue/Green RCA connectors) on it. Progressive Scan outputs in high-quality 480p over the Component connectors, and your TV will automatically upscale that to 720 or 1080, whichever your native resolution is.

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No, S-Video typically will not. S-Video passes a lower-quality 480i analog signal. But, just about ANY modern DVD player manufactured in the past 5 years is capable of Progressive Scan, and will have Component outputs (the Red/Blue/Green RCA connectors) on it. Progressive Scan outputs in high-quality 480p over the Component connectors, and your TV will automatically upscale that to 720 or 1080, whichever your native resolution is.
Okay I get it...so if you DVD player does not have component out and progressive then the upscaling does not occur. My old DVD player didn't have this, so I am glad I got the Blu ray player as this upscale. I was just confused with what another poster said about my TV upscaling from just a regular DVD player.

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01-31-2009, 10:52 AM
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Okay I get it...so if you DVD player does not have component out and progressive then the upscaling does not occur. My old DVD player didn't have this, so I am glad I got the Blu ray player as this upscale. I was just confused with what another poster said about my TV upscaling from just a regular DVD player.

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I should clarify a little... if you're seeing a full-screen picture (even if it's 4:3) over S-Video, then your TV is upscaling it. However, it'll look terrible because S-Video is pretty low quality, so the TV doesn't have much to work with.

If you're not seeing full-screen (i.e., the picture is a small box in the middle of the TV), then it's not upscaling. I believe some TVs may not upscale S-Video or composite.

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S-Video is the worst option possible!

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sports and fast action equals plasma.

Look into Panasonic! Everyone i know has one and loves it for sport, action movies etc

Great quality screen.

Dont buy Samsung. Sound quality is pretty bad!
I won a 42 inch Panasonic Plasma 720p TV from a car dealership I got my car from in a raffle, and I absolutely love the thing. I was in the market for a plasma anyway, and I ended up winning it, which saved me some money. Just wanted to say Im very happy with it and my future plasma TV's will probably be panasonic as well.

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sports and fast action equals plasma.

Look into Panasonic! Everyone i know has one and loves it for sport, action movies etc

Great quality screen.
It's true - I have had my Panasonic TH50PZ800 for about 5 weeks now and it still blows me away. I actually spent about 30 minutes last weekend watching golf ( and I freaking hate golf !!!! ) just because I was mesmerized by the picture.

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The reason is simple: the average human eye will not notice the difference between 720 and 1080 unless you are sitting very close (what most would consider too close) or have a very large TV (58"+). There are many 720 sets that are reviewed and test higher than 1080 sets for picture quality and other factors. In a normal viewing position you will not notice the difference.



Also, the jump between 720 and 1080 in model lines is more like $400 plus. Unless you are comparing cheap brand 1080 to good brand 720. The difference is usually around 25-50% of total purchase price.

That said, I bought a 1080, but I'm sucker for marketing.
The difference is pretty clear to me and most other people for that matter.

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The difference is pretty clear to me and most other people for that matter.
No, it's not. But keep saying it because it might come true.

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The difference is pretty clear to me and most other people for that matter.
It's a matter of biology not opinion/preference... Your eyes physically cannot see more detail at certain distances from the source.... That's why the chart was created....

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Meaning any difference you think you see is all in your head.

Which is what the manufacturers hope happens.

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