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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    Thanks for the help, guys, but I think some of you are confusing WMA with WMV. Most of the models you linked to support WMA files, not video.


    Did you take a look at this I just got email from friend with the link.
    It looks awesome (the features).

    http://www.digitalconnection.com/pro...ideo/mb200.asp
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    Not that it adds anything to the issue at hand, but I just picked up a DVD player at BB that does upconversion, HDMI and DivX.

    I'm in love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    Not that it adds anything to the issue at hand, but I just picked up a DVD player at BB that does upconversion, HDMI and DivX.

    I'm in love.
    I dont have one, but do you/can you see the difference while playing regular DVD movie?
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    If you are talking DivX vs. regular DVD, yes. You can tell the DivX isn't a perfect picture. Sometimes it'll jump or the audio will sound a little distorted for a second. However, considering I have 8 one-hour episodes of a British TV show (TopGear) on one DVD, that isn't bad at all.

    It is perfectly watchable and enjoyable. You can just tell it's compressed and you aren't getting the full effect. The convenience factor sets off the quality 10 fold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    If you are talking DivX vs. regular DVD, yes. You can tell the DivX isn't a perfect picture. Sometimes it'll jump or the audio will sound a little distorted for a second. However, considering I have 8 one-hour episodes of a British TV show (TopGear) on one DVD, that isn't bad at all.

    It is perfectly watchable and enjoyable. You can just tell it's compressed and you aren't getting the full effect. The convenience factor sets off the quality 10 fold.


    Thanks

    I was looking at this one but it's too expansive IMO ...but the features are great.
    Will wait few months tho, let me know what do you think about this player.

    http://www.onlybestrated.com/oppo-dv...sal-p-113.html
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    Yeah, I agree. That is too much for a DVD player. For what I need, (up-conversion, HDMI and DivX) I wasn't going to go above $125 or so. I found this one at $85 or so and had a BB gift card.

    Score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    Yeah, I agree. That is too much for a DVD player. For what I need, (up-conversion, HDMI and DivX) I wasn't going to go above $125 or so. I found this one at $85 or so and had a BB gift card.

    Score!
    Can you give me a link which one you got please?
    I'm looking for some but I'm not going to spend 300 bucks for dvd player, no bloody way.
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    Does that player upconvert over component, or only HDMI?

    And yes, I'm being too lazy to google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Does that player upconvert over component, or only HDMI?

    And yes, I'm being too lazy to google it.
    Well, this is directly from the Phillips site:

    With Video Upscaling you can increase the resolution of SD (Standard Definition) video signals that DVD uses to HD (High Definition) so you’ll be able to see more details thanks to a sharper, more true-to-life picture.The resulting HD video output signal can be fed to an HD display through HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface).
    Not looking good for the component side. I'm not sure though.

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    Awesome price for the features.
    I think I'm picking it up this week.

    Thank you.
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    One downfall I've found is that when you turn off the unit mid-movie, it won't pick it up where you left it off. Not a big deal, but worthy of letting you know. A little nuisance.

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    D O E S N O T P L A Y W M V .

    WMA is useles. Windows. Media. VIDEO. VIIIIIIIIIIIIIDEO. WMV, right off the CD-R. No conversions, no encoding. JUST PLAYS IT.

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    T H I S W A S A T H R E A D H I J A C K O N M Y P A R T.

    I G A V E U P O N Y O U R W M V I S S U E.

    So you still didn't find one, eh? I'll throw a disc in my player tonight and see if it chokes and pukes or magically plays it. Should I test it with that greasy movie you posted and them promptly removed from your site a few weeks back? I'm sure that'll look SWEET on 50".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    Well, this is directly from the Phillips site:

    Not looking good for the component side. I'm not sure though.
    I figured as much, since Hollywood frowns upon that, but I still have my eyes on the lookout for such a feature without the need for custom firmwares. Thanks for the info though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    D O E S N O T P L A Y W M V .

    WMA is useles. Windows. Media. VIDEO. VIIIIIIIIIIIIIDEO. WMV, right off the CD-R. No conversions, no encoding. JUST PLAYS IT.
    The 360 actually does that, but it does not have HDMI capabilities at the moment.

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    Burke:

    No-go on the WMV.

    Sorry.

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    Burke, I ask around on a couple of sites and I couldn't find a DVD player that did what you ask.

    MM...you mentioned you thought the Oppo 981 was too much money. I suppose it depends on point of view. It gets killer reviews for it's upconversion. Up to 1080P. It's also a universal player in that it'll play both SACD's and DVD-A's. HDMI only on the vid out. No component.



    Oppo also makes the 971 too, which is another universal upconverting player.

    Posted for Jim...

    High definition up-conversion with film-like picture quality to up-convert 720x480 interlaced video encoded on DVD discs to 480p/720p/1080i
    High-quality pure digital video and audio through a single HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable
    Multiple high definition video formats through HDMI and component outputs*: NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i; PAL: 576i/576p/720p/1080i (* Component output for CSS-encrypted DVD discs (almost all commercially pressed DVD discs) is limited to 480i/480p only.)

    Anyway this one also gets killer reviews and isn't so expensive. $149.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    Posted for Jim...

    Multiple high definition video formats through HDMI and component outputs*: NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i; (* Component output for CSS-encrypted DVD discs (almost all commercially pressed DVD discs) is limited to 480i/480p only.)
    Like I said.

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    I use Eahoosoft DVD Ripper, fast speed and work fine

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