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DVD Upconverters??? Okay I have a Magnovox HDTV 1080i tv with no hdmi hookups. It just has the hdtv component hookups. They look great with the cable hd channels and the xbox, but i was wondering if i would benefit from the up converters. i bought one a couple months ago and returned it because my Tv detected it as still being 420p. so my question is... does the up converters have to use the HDMI cable to look better or are they still better than the progressive scan dvd player i have now??

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When early up-converting DVD players came out, a few (Samsung, for example) would do up to 1080i over the R-G-B "component" cables. The movie industry leaned on everyone to put a stop to this and nowadays it is almost impossible to find anything that does upconverting to component. It's all HDMI so they can use the HDCP security to protect the signal.

OTOH, your TV is upconverting (but not as well) when it gets a 480 signal.

The movie industry claimed they blocked it to stop piracy, but most likely it was to prevent people from thinking "gee, I don't need Blu-ray or HD". After all, if some industrial site wants to make copies of a movie, I'm sure they can either dig into the electronic guts of an HD TV to hijack the signal or better yet, decode the Blurray signal itself.

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Greetings jhays82,

Some DVD players can upconvert DVD signals to resolutions that match those of HDTVs, and send them to a compatible TV via a digital video connection. HDMI (High-Definition Media Interface) and DVI (Digital Visual Interface) both offer high-quality digital transmission of standard- and high-definition video signals. HDMI can also carry multichannel audio, and is backwards compatible with DVI (video only). So in other words, to receive the full benefit from an upconvert, you would want to hook it up with HDMI or DVI.

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