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Americanstrat21
02-01-2009, 10:19 AM
Ok, so I just bought a new 32" Flat panel lcd tv.. I was wondering if to take full advantage of the hd on the tv i would need to get a special hd dvd player? (Im not talking a blue ray player as I have a 720p tv) Also will a ps3 or an xbox 360 suffice as being an hd dvd player?

Thank you!

bigaudiofanati2
02-01-2009, 10:21 AM
Xbox "hd dvd player" is obsolete and the ps3 is good to go it has blue ray built in that is the way to go to get real HD pic from a movie. The only hd format that is worth buying and has won the format battle is blue ray.

Enellz
02-01-2009, 10:28 AM
X2 on the blu ray. I have it on my PS3 with my surround sound and it sounds amazing as it looks. But if you want just HD, you can always get an up convert DVD, An HD cable box or what ever provider you have and of course blu ray. If you got any other questions though PM me.

Edit: 720P compared to 1080P are hardly noticable on a mid size televisions, keep that in mind. Your eye only notices the difference on the larger televisions. I say 37 and up. Maybe 40 depends on who makes the tv.

Americanstrat21
02-01-2009, 10:46 AM
^^ I thought that my tv which is a 720p 32" does not support blue rays since it is not 1080i? Will a ps3 still have better picture quality on dvds than a regular non hd dvd player?

Thanks

bigaudiofanati2
02-01-2009, 10:50 AM
It will not show the full details of the 1080P blue ray but you can still play it.

Enellz
02-01-2009, 10:56 AM
^^ I thought that my tv which is a 720p 32" does not support blue rays since it is not 1080i? Will a ps3 still have better picture quality on dvds than a regular non hd dvd player?

Thanks

LOL. That's a not true at all. You can watch blu ray on a regular tv if you want (which is stupid, but some people do) but it doesn't shine until on HD Tvs. Either somebody told you wrong, or your just misinformed. Blu ray would be fine, and like I said, you wouldn't notice the difference of 1080 or 720 due to the tvs size. Your fine.

Also the PS3 upconverts DVDs with an HDMI cable the same as an up convert DVD player does.

Americanstrat21
02-01-2009, 11:00 AM
Oh really? wow Im an idiot.. So I can get a blue ray player and get great quality on my tv?

Thanks for the help

Enellz
02-01-2009, 11:05 AM
No problem

MyFartsStink
02-01-2009, 06:34 PM
preferably a ps3 though.

soundstreamer
02-01-2009, 06:39 PM
Don't forget to use the HDMI cable.
You can also find up-scaling(using HDMI cable) dvd players cheap these days if you don't want to spin the drive in a blu-ray to watch dvds.

Louisiana_CRX
02-01-2009, 06:56 PM
nice....

BrianChia
02-01-2009, 08:18 PM
Standard DVD's play at 480i/480p resolution and Blu-ray plays at 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution. If you play a 1080 line Blu-ray disc on a 720p TV, the image will get downscaled to fit on screen, but the quality will still be much higher than a 480i/p DVD. If you enjoy good quality video then a PS3 or dedicated Blu-ray player will be worth investing in, and either will downscale to 720 lines automatically once configured. Most players will also upconvert standard DVD's to play 720 lines (although the improvement in quality is usually very minor compared to using the TV's built in upscaler).

revrider1
02-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Im selling my HD DVD Player, lol...

bds0688
02-02-2009, 05:03 PM
I have a 32 inch with a PS3 as my BluRay player. My TV can do 1080P, and appears to downscale. BluRays look incredible. I imagine they won't look any less impressive in 720.

tcguy85
02-02-2009, 09:36 PM
yup, get a PS3 for blu-ray. blu-ray is the best picture out there. simply amazing.

bball09124
02-03-2009, 05:37 AM
Does the XBOX upconvert DVD's like the PS3 does? I'm thinking no...

tcguy85
02-03-2009, 06:12 AM
Does the XBOX upconvert DVD's like the PS3 does? I'm thinking no...

i've read that it does. but i'm no xbox expert so i can't confirm this.

bball09124
02-03-2009, 06:22 AM
i've read that it does. but i'm no xbox expert so i can't confirm this.

Did some reading online and I don't believe it is. I figured it wasn't, I was not too impressed with DVD playback.