[mythtv-users] OT: LED or Plasma (was Advice on choosing a TV)
indulis.b at au1.ibm.com
Sat May 29 01:16:48 UTC 2010
> That's another thing I don't really understand, how there can be much
> difference between blu-ray players when its all digital, and there is
> no format conversion. I guess they might use different accuracy DCTs.
I'd (maively?!?) expect there would not be much difference between Bluray
players using Blu-ray discs. But progressive
scan DVD players use deinterlacing to insert made-up frames to fool your
eyes, by its nature this is interpolation and requires good CPU power to
work well. Same for Blu-ray players playing DVDs.
There is still some conversion done in the players I think- as you can
sometimes adjust brightness/contrast/gamma in the player.
On the audio side, I am not on a "golden ears" audiophile, but I can
definitely hear the difference between
a $50 DVD player and my Oppo. And I can see the difference between a $50
"progressive scan" player and the Oppo, Sony or
Pioneer DVD players.
On the audio front, a decent (not insane) amount of attention in the DACS
and amplifier design makes a difference.
I have a decent $100 pair of Grado headphones and listening to a CD
through the Oppo
or my (old) Marantz CD player is a revelation. I actually got stuck in
the study one night re-living my old CDs through
My real reason for buying the Oppo was that if I added up repairing my
old Marantz SPecial Edition CD player, buying a new decent prog scan DVD
player, and then a Blu-ray player
then the price of the Oppo was about the same. All in one device. And
the Oppo can be "re-regioned" for DVD and Blu-ray to stop movie studios
pirating my play-rights to legally bought
discs from overseas.
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