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    • SurreyRoger
    • By SurreyRoger 11th Apr 18, 5:20 PM
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    DVD Players with upscalling
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    • 11th Apr 18, 5:20 PM
    DVD Players with upscalling 11th Apr 18 at 5:20 PM
    I have a very old DVD player and am considering replacing it with a more modern simple one with HD upscalling. I have heard that the LG DP542H is one to consider at between £32 and £35. Is that correct or any other suggestions
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    • john.h
    • By john.h 11th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
    I didnít think they still made DVD players anymore. Why not just buy a Blu-ray player instead.
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 11th Apr 18, 8:26 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 8:26 PM
    I didnít think they still made DVD players anymore. Why not just buy a Blu-ray player instead.
    Originally posted by john.h
    Thatís right. Most newer BR players have 4K upscaling built in.
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 11th Apr 18, 9:59 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 9:59 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 9:59 PM
    I have a very old DVD player and am considering replacing it with a more modern simple one with HD upscalling. I have heard that the LG DP542H is one to consider at between £32 and £35. Is that correct or any other suggestions
    Originally posted by SurreyRoger
    Just be aware new players won't have scart connection your TV needs to have HDMI socket
    • baza52
    • By baza52 11th Apr 18, 11:42 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 11:42 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 11:42 PM
    Just be aware new players won't have scart connection your TV needs to have HDMI socket
    Originally posted by Tiexen
    OP says he wants HD upscaling so if their tv supports HD it will have a HDMI input.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 12th Apr 18, 2:13 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:13 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:13 PM
    I didn't think they still made DVD players anymore. Why not just buy a Blu-ray player instead.
    Originally posted by john.h
    There are plenty of DVD players still available.

    You can even buy them very cheaply in supermarkets etc.

    However, I agree buying a Blu-Ray player might be a better option as it's perfectly possible to also play old DVDs in them. They'll also upscale far more efficiently.

    I also agree with the other poster who mentioned the possible SCART issue. If the OP requires a SCART connection to the TV (because it's as old as the DVD player?) then there will be no upscaling apparent.
    • SurreyRoger
    • By SurreyRoger 12th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 3:33 PM
    I have a lot of old DVD that I occasionally play so a Blue Ray player would be no good to me.unless they play DVD's. Do all Blue Ray players play old DVD. Also I suspect a blue ray player will be a lot more expensive than the LG DVD player I was looking at costing £35.
    Last edited by SurreyRoger; 12-04-2018 at 3:35 PM.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 12th Apr 18, 4:15 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 4:15 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 4:15 PM
    I have a lot of old DVD that I occasionally play so a Blue Ray player would be no good to me.unless they play DVD's. Do all Blue Ray players play old DVD. Also I suspect a blue ray player will be a lot more expensive than the LG DVD player I was looking at costing £35.
    Originally posted by SurreyRoger
    Yes, a bluray player will play DVD,s
    Is your TV HD? If it is not upscaling will make no difference to the picture.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 12th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
    I have a lot of old DVD that I occasionally play so a Blue Ray player would be no good to me.unless they play DVD's. Do all Blue Ray players play old DVD. Also I suspect a blue ray player will be a lot more expensive than the LG DVD player I was looking at costing £35.
    Originally posted by SurreyRoger
    You want upscaling quality, but only want to pay peanuts.

    You'll get only what you pay for.

    As already stated, Blu-Ray players do play DVDs.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 12th Apr 18, 5:22 PM
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    I bought a 3D Samsung Blu-ray player for £70 new (BD-J5500) last week; you don't need to spend much.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 12th Apr 18, 5:50 PM
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    I bought a 3D Samsung Blu-ray player for £70
    Originally posted by Grenage
    Your suggestion is twice the price the Op wants to pay.

    3D is dead.
    • john.h
    • By john.h 12th Apr 18, 6:22 PM
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    £54 from richersounds https://www.richersounds.com/tv-home-cinema/blu-ray-dvd/panasonic-dmpbd84b.html

    John..
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 12th Apr 18, 9:36 PM
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    £54 from richersounds
    Originally posted by john.h
    Still £20 dearer than the OP wants to pay...
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 13th Apr 18, 4:53 PM
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    Your suggestion is twice the price the Op wants to pay.

    3D is dead.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    3D is dead on TVs; it's pretty excellent on my 130" projector screen.
    • spannerzone
    • By spannerzone 13th Apr 18, 10:37 PM
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    Your flat screen TV will almost certainly upscale as well as any budget DVD player, so you're very unlikely to see any difference.

    Upscaling DVD players is mostly a marketing gimmick. Every flatscreen has to have the ability to upscale, it's doing it all the time with standard definition broadcasts to upscale to fill the higher definition screen your TV has.

    Never trust information given by strangers on internet forums
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 13th Apr 18, 10:59 PM
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    Every flatscreen has to have the ability to upscale, it's doing it all the time with standard definition broadcasts to upscale to fill the higher definition screen your TV has.
    Originally posted by spannerzone
    You mean every HD TV. I have an SD flatscreen from way back.

    And the upscalers on cheap TV's are really bad, unless you spend hours tweaking the settings. And even then....

    I have cheap LG bluray players.(£30ish in supermarkets, maybe a bity more therse days). Ignore the silly smart/app ones and you will be fine. They also play pretty much anything from a usb stick. Well except H265 which would need a 4K player.

    In fact to get a good upscaler will cost a few hundred on it's own. But hey! Cheap blurays do a much better job that your TV unless the TV cost over £1000.
    • ashe
    • By ashe 14th Apr 18, 12:44 AM
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    Your suggestion is twice the price the Op wants to pay.

    3D is dead.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    Yet I watch 3D films and content all the time at the cinema and at home...
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 14th Apr 18, 12:57 AM
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    Yet I watch 3D films and content all the time at the cinema
    Originally posted by ashe
    Well, cinema3D continues ..for now
    and at home...
    Originally posted by ashe
    All TV manufacturers have ceased production of 3D capable sets I'm afraid..
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