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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:06 am    Post subject: mac mini vs progressive scan dvd player Reply with quote

which do you guys think performs better? is it worth pitching the stand alone dvd player and just using the mac mini?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no doubt, a progressive scan DVD player hooked up with component video (Y-PB-PR) is going to look better. I think S-Video would even look better. I hooked my mini up to a 36" Panasonic TV with the DVI to Video adapter and the picture was pretty bad (grainy with some artifacts). I'm sure it would look better on an LCD or Plasma, but I wouldn't trash your DVD player yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
There is no doubt, a progressive scan DVD player hooked up with component video (Y-PB-PR) is going to look better. .


I'll second that! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about using mini as DVD player to big LCD monitor?
Is that better than prog scan to a HDTV? Or Same?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way! component pwnz s-video.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
There is no doubt, a progressive scan DVD player hooked up with component video (Y-PB-PR) is going to look better. I think S-Video would even look better.


you will not get a high def signal with s video. component video is a superior technology.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you hook it up via DVI, it should look as good if not better than component.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davidc81 wrote:
xmen65 wrote:
There is no doubt, a progressive scan DVD player hooked up with component video (Y-PB-PR) is going to look better. I think S-Video would even look better.


you will not get a high def signal with s video. component video is a superior technology.


I didn't explain myself very well. I was trying to say that a progressive scan DVD player hooked up with S-video would even look better than anything the DVI to video adapter could muster up. I know that component video is better than S-video.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two sony DVD Players, one a changer that upconverts to 1280x720p and a Sony DVD Recorder that does 480P. and there no comparision on my Samsung LCD the upconverter blows away the 480p player
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 2 ยข:

I use my Mini with a 26" LCD TV with DVI ins. I use it at its native res of 1280x720 and it looks great. Subtitles look really ugly though, why arent they aliased!?

Cant compare it with my DVD player as it doesnt have component outputs (aparently it'll do component thru the scart though), also I cant find anyway of actually enabling the Progressive Scan.
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