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Old 06-17-2009   #4
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Default Re: Is Blu-Ray worth it with a 720P plasma?

Originally Posted by GrtGrfx View Post
I have a very good Denon DVD-1920 player which upconverts my DVDs from 480P to 720P, and that I display on a 2007 Panasonic 42" professional series 720P plasma display. Granted, upconverted DVD video is still slightly soft compared to native HD from, for example, my DirecTV HD channels, but a BD disk would have to be downsampled from 1080P to 720P anyway.

Is a BD player's superior resolution going to be wasted (additional features aside) with a non-HD display like mine?
Not wasted at all. Many of the Directv channels are 1080 and converted by your receiver to 720p. Directv also uses what is called "HD Lite" which is 1440x1080 so it does not have the resolution that a Blu-ray disc at 1920x1080 does. You should see an improvement for sure.
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