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Okay so supposedly i saw a thread from doom9.org where people were ripping their dvd's to the hdd then encoding them into hd type content,they even showed pictures of what it looks like beofre and after and it was very stunning althugh they said the file sizes will go up to 4gigs and more,any one here done this,because i wanted to know if it's true.
 

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DVD Decrypter.

Rips DVD content to the HD, you can run it from the HD using WinDVD and you can also burn them to new DVDs.
 

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hd=high definition,i didn't mean to back the dvd up.
 

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You need an HD source to get High Definition video. You can't add quality which isn't there.
 

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Your upsizing it which would just make it blurry, not better.
 

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Your upsizing it which would just make it blurry, not better.
Yes, but they do have up-converting DVD players out there that will send a 1080i signal to you HDTV. I have a 50' RCA DLP TV and it looks great on HD channels. The quality of DVD is not as good as HD, and I am looking forward to Blue-ray and HD-DVDs.
 

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DVD's are definately not as good as HD. Owning an HDTV (50" also) :p I have seen this with my own eyes. DVD's do look incredible because they are displayed at their true resolution on an HDTV, not downsized like on regular TV's, so you see what a DVD is really made of. I heard of that up-converting DVD player that brings it signal from 480p to 1080i, and reviews said it makes a hardley noticible difference, nothing as spectacular as HDTV from your cable or satelite provider - not to mention the price of those players .. whew!

But the players may make DVD's look a tiny bit better still don't increase the quality. It may look like it on an HDTV, but you can't create true HD content from a sorce such as DVD. Try and make 640x480 picture to a 1600x1200 one - see where i'm going.

What Kane said sums it all up ... You just can't get quality out of something that isn't there.
 

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Razor Blade said:
What Kane said sums it all up ... You just can't get quality out of something that isn't there.
I concur, no amount of upsizing will produce a better picture, it actually often, makes the picture much worse...A dvd has an average Bitrate of 6mb/s (About 7 GB total size for a 2 hr movie) the Average Bitrate for 1080i HD is 25mb/s (25-30 GB for a 2 hr movie) the difference in bitrate is what makes the resolution and detail which is why dvd isn't as clear as you'd think when shown on an HD tv. Even on a large screen some dvd's will have artifacts or be grainy.
Upsizing a dvd from dvd res to HD will only result in a dvd that is exactly like the original dvd only more blurry (The same goes for vcd to svcd, or svcd to dvd). A complete waste of time, IMHO.
 

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If you're that worried about not having the best quality to watch, then you could always wait for HD-DVD's or Blueray, but I have a good feeling you'll be waiting looong while ...
 
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