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Old 03-14-07, 06:31 PM   #13
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Default Re: How do I upscale DVDs on my PC to play on my HDTV LCD???

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If you read that thread, thats exactly what it does. It makes image quality better.
Upscaling is done automatically when you maximize the dvd on a pc monitor or a 1080p tv, if you want it to look sharper and better you go to that thread and do what they say.
Erm, I'm speaking from experience. I've used FFDShow (and I read and post at AVSForum as well) and I don't think the effort involved in setting it up is worthwhile because the PQ, imo, is not massively better. ymmv.
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I'm perfectly happy with the quality of the upscaling I get by simply moving the video image onto the HDTV.
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I'm perfectly happy with the quality of the upscaling I get by simply moving the video image onto the HDTV.
See I could never do that. If I knew there was a way to improve the PQ of anything that I have I would do it no matter how much work it takes.

Guess I care about my movies and electronics just that much more than your typical J6P.
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See I could never do that. If I knew there was a way to improve the PQ of anything that I have I would do it no matter how much work it takes.

Guess I care about my movies and electronics just that much more than your typical J6P.
How nice for you.
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See I could never do that. If I knew there was a way to improve the PQ of anything that I have I would do it no matter how much work it takes.

Guess I care about my movies and electronics just that much more than your typical J6P.
Some people wash their hands 30 or 40 times a day too because they care about clean hands just that much more than the typical J6P. I simply avoid pissing on them in the first place.
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Some people wash their hands 30 or 40 times a day too because they care about clean hands just that much more than the typical J6P. I simply avoid pissing on them in the first place.
Ah what a terrible analogy.

Next you'll be telling me you stick with RF adapters for all your equipment because the benefits of something like component video or HDMI aren't worth the extra work.

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Ah what a terrible analogy.

Next you'll be telling me you stick with RF adapters for all your equipment because the benefits of something like component video or HDMI aren't worth the extra work.

Another terrible analogy. Replacing one cable for another requires almost no extra work.

Anyway, I've gone over that ffdshow user guide a couple of times and that thing is a mess. One of the worst and unfriendly user guides I've ever seen.
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Ah what a terrible analogy.

Next you'll be telling me you stick with RF adapters for all your equipment because the benefits of something like component video or HDMI aren't worth the extra work.

What extra work? If I have the choice I'll use HDMI because it's a single plug. It actually simplifies the process of getting better PQ. Using FFDShow does not simplify things. It's a convoluted mess.

Maybe my problem is that part of my job involves writing technical documenation for commerical Audio-Video systems? Here's a pic of just the amp cabinets (the processing equipment - bin loops, DSPs, audio routers, controllers, etc. - are in a seperate row of cabinets) for a project I worked on recently:



I get enough A/V complexity on the job. I don't need it at home too. Using FFDShow is way too much like work.
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It just so happens that I don't mind extra work if it gets me something better.
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