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  1. Member
    Join Date: Nov 2007
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    hi dear all-knowing videohelp-communtiy,

    i'm coming to you with a stupid newbie question...
    but i don't know how to search for that on google

    i thought to myself "hmm, all new hd dvd/blu-ray/dvd players got this upscaling thing
    which basicly just makes the movies look better... so what about upscaling for the pc?"

    background:
    i'm watching my dvds & dvd-rips on my media center pc connected via dvi to an hd-ready
    flat screen. quality is good but i know it could be better, but how?

    thank you for your help,
    -slim
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    Good upscaling equipment uses specialist hardware designed to do one job very well. Your PC doesn't have this hardware, nor is it available. The best you can do is maximise your playback screen and hope the player software doesn't make it look too bad.

    If you want good quality upscaling, get a good quality DVD player with a decent upscaling chip.
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  3. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    You could use ffdshow filters to get pretty good "upscaling", see http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=719041
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    And depending on your TV and how the PC is connected to the TV, it may be irrelevant as the TV may already be upscaling the input to match the TV screens resolution.
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    The DVD is native 720x480 or 720x576.

    If your display card is outputting 1366x768, the display card chipset is doing the upscale. All you need to do is select "Full Screen" on the player window.

    If you feed the TV at other than native resolution, the TV will rescale to native resolution either up or down.

    The quality of upscale depends on your display card chipset and the TV's built in scaler.
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  6. And if you have hardware Video Overlay disabled then the player (or Windows) does the scaling in software.
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    Right
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    Originally Posted by edDV
    The DVD is native 720x480 or 720x576.

    If your display card is outputting 1366x768, the display card chipset is doing the upscale. All you need to do is select "Full Screen" on the player window.

    If you feed the TV at other than native resolution, the TV will rescale to native resolution either up or down.

    The quality of upscale depends on your display card chipset and the TV's built in scaler.
    Thats what I thought too exactly.

    The resolution displayed would match the resolution the PC is already set to.
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