Upconverting DVD Software


Old 05-26-09, 07:23 PM
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I just built a Budget HTPC and I was wondering if there is any up-converting DVD Software players out there.?

The hardware is as follows

GigaByte GA-73PVM-S2H
E5200 @ Stock 2.5GHZ (Using the Crappy stock cooler)
2 X 1GB of super*Talent DDR II 800MHZ
Seagate 500GB SATA
Hauppauge HVR-1800 (PCI-Express 1x)
NEC ND-3550A (Old I know I need a new DVD-Burner Drive)
Lite-On SOHR-5238S (CD-Writer also old)
Black SilverStone LC-20
Antec EarthWatts EA-500

The motherboard I'm using has HDMI out and is connected to my Vizio 32" TV VIA The HDMI Out. Also what is the big purpose of up-converting? I have about 200 DVDs and I don't wamt a Blu-Ray player yet (Too Expensive still, I will wait until they get as cheap as a Good DVD Player)
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Old 05-27-09, 12:36 AM
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You can get a blueray dvd drive for your pc pretty cheap.
Blue Ray / HD DVD Reader
Blue Ray Re-Writer

Upscaling is pointless. What it does is it tries to guess at the extra pixels to try and get to 720p. It often looks no different, or a bit blured.
Old 05-27-09, 11:17 AM
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If you are outputting an HD signal using HDMI, then there is already some upconverting going on.

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