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Jon Roelfs

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DVD player recommendation
« on: June 04, 2017, 11:54:15 pm »

I'm looking for a DVD player that outputs a 1080p video signal from the component outputs and stereo analog audio. Can you still get such an old piece of tech? We use this on an older rear projection tv. Component is the highest quality input connection the tv supports. Upgrading to a newer tv is not an option. We used the DVD player about once a month so consumer grade gear will be fine for this.
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Re: DVD player recommendation
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 06:33:30 am »

Got to a retailer and buy one, I'm pretty sure you will be able to get one.
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Re: DVD player recommendation
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 07:04:36 am »

I'm looking for a DVD player that outputs a 1080p video signal from the component outputs and stereo analog audio. Can you still get such an old piece of tech? We use this on an older rear projection tv. Component is the highest quality input connection the tv supports. Upgrading to a newer tv is not an option. We used the DVD player about once a month so consumer grade gear will be fine for this.
i think the HD over analog window closed about 10 years ago. I have a Sony XBR CRT TV from 2001 that takes some form of HD signal over component (not full 1080p), but doing that required an $800 HDTV tuner that was obsolete 10 years ago.

Keep in mind that DVDs were never close to 1080p resolution anyway.

A PlayStation 3 might be your best bet.
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Re: DVD player recommendation
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 07:15:57 am »

Upgrading the TV is the real answer, plus will greatly increase brightness and image quality.  Prices on TV's have dropped so much it's crazy. 

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Re: DVD player recommendation
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 10:06:57 am »

Why a 1080p signal?  DVD isn't a 1080p format.  It's 480p.  Anything that's giving you 1080 output is just upscaling.  Just buy the cheapest DVD player that meets your connection requirements.  Probably buy 2 for one the first one breaks...

If you really do need 1080p then get an external scaler that will work on analog signals.

As others have alluded, a new TV with HDMI and a blu-ray player is going to be the best solution.

You could also just get a blu-ray player, send it's HDMI signal to any number of devices that will strip the HDCP and convert to SDI then convert back to analog with another device and go into your TV.  Your TV will take a 1080p signal via the component inputs right?
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