Xbmc Upscaling - Is Mine Working? :uhh:
Posted 31 January 2007 - 10:14 PM
I bought the best component cables money can buy (the monster ones) and have XMBC and the DVD output set to 720p. Ive compared the video to a standard DVD player (and a cheap one at that!) and i really cant tell the difference. I expected a lot more.
Is there anyway i might have upscaling disabled? Im running 2.0.1 for t3ch xmbc...
Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:02 PM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:59 PM
I haven't noticed any big differences between 720p and 1080i upscaling with a 480p dvd signal. At least not with the xbox. I honestly prefer 480p via my sony dvd player to my 42" lcd. The dvd player gives a much less grainy picture than xbmc for some reason. Haven't delved into any heavy tweaking with that though...
Now when playing xvid's that are HDTV and upscaling to 720p, it looks awesome. Seems like the upscaler is much more robust when it comes to that.
BTW: Don't spend tons on cables trying to correct your picture issues...they are usually a waste of money. Walmart has philips component and hdmi cables for pretty cheap compared to bestbuy and circuit city.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:19 AM
If your LCD has better scaling and de-interlacing than what is in XBMC then you more than likely won't see much difference.
As an example I get better DVD playback with XBMC video set at NTSC - 16:9 because that means my Epson projector is doing all the scaling & de-interlacing.
For us UK users the best of both worlds would be to get a PAL interlaced or progressive signal (576i or p) for video playback while still being able to upscale the interface to 720p but I assume having to mod the box to NTSC to enable the HD modes in the first place means that is a no-no.
Edited by cjnic, 01 February 2007 - 10:20 AM.
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