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DVD upscaling player (1080p) not Blu Ray...

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I don't like the idea of spending a fortune replacing my DVD collection so...I'm interested in getting a player that's going to upscale my DVDs well but after researching I can't seem to find any reviews on current standalone DVD players that upscale. All I can go is customer feedback which isn't giving the confidence to commit to one of these models.

 

I've looked at the

Sony DVP-SR760H

Toshiba SD3005

Samsung E360

and the Philips 3000/2000 series.

 

What I'd really like to know is how well these units are built because it seems to me these companies are only interested in putting out budget DVD models and would I be better off investing in a Blu Ray player that's better built, has better more user friendly features and and provides a higher quality image?

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RE: DVD upscaling player (1080p) not Blu Ray...

All blu-ray players, play & upscale dvd's to your tv's resolution, a lot of them now can be bought for less than £100, dvd player is false economy imo.

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Agreed. You'll easily get a decent blu ray player for £50-100 & they upscale DVDs well. No manufacturer is putting any money into R&D for DVD players.

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RE: DVD upscaling player (1080p) not Blu Ray...

I agree, buy a bluray player.  What kind of a budget do you have to play with?

 

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RE: DVD upscaling player (1080p) not Blu Ray...

Does your TV not upscale ?

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RE: DVD upscaling player (1080p) not Blu Ray...

Anyway   (quicker to post again than edit)

 

This : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-BD-E5300-Network-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B007L3YZXW

can be bought from Argos cheaper: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9077209.htm   .. £54.99

For that price at Argos it is a steal, specs here : http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/tv-av/blu-ray/blu-ray-disc-players/BD-E5300/ZK

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RE: DVD upscaling player (1080p) not Blu Ray...

OR THIS : http://www.richersounds.com/product/blu-ray/sony/bdps490/sony-bdps490-blk

 

Which also does  3D  and is cheap as chips all things considered AND another dvd  Upscaler   Smile  

 

I'd buy this if I were you and looking to get a really decent dvd upscaler and at the end of the day for the price you are futureproofed for 3D when it properly takes off  .... and for NOT a lot of money   Smile

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