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DVD upscaling - better done by the player or the amp?

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I've just acquired a Marantz UD7007 Blu-ray player but will be playing some legacy DVDs too.

The Marantz has "Anchor Bay VRS" video processing while my Pioneer SC-LX85 amp has "Marvell". Which one, in theory, will offer better DVD upscaling?

And should a DVD film be upscaled to 24 fps standard (or this only a Blu-ray concept)?

Regards - David

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RE: DVD upscaling - better done by the player or the amp?

Both are excellent processors. I suspect the difference will be very small. Demo both options & see which one you prefer.

24fps is number of frames per second. This has already been coded in the DVD. Changing it will result in unnatural motion. Yes, it's a boy ray standard.

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RE: DVD upscaling - better done by the player or the amp?

Iv'e always found that the display usually does the best job of upscaling but, wouldn't it just be easier to check for yourself ?

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RE: DVD upscaling - better done by the player or the amp?

Many thanks both. I was interested in the theory behind the two different processing systems and I'll try some comparison tests.

Regards - David

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