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					  Blu-ray players, from the entry-level models to the
high-end models, all seem to have the basic functions
and features. All are capable of excellent 1080p video
  output and are able to produce outstanding hi-def
  surround sounds. But there are certain factors that
 allow you to distinguish between the various Blu-ray
 player models. One of which is how well a player is
        capable of upconverting or upscaling
standard-definition (640x480) images to fill the screen
             of your HDTV (1,920x1,080).

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Upconverting usually gets paired with DVDs, but it also affects
standard-definition content from online material you view from places like
Netflix Of course upconverting does not apply to Blu-ray disc playback, but
many of us still have a large DVD collection and still want to enjoy these
movies without resorting to the costly effort it would take to replace them So
how well a Blu-ray player can upconvert these DVDs becomes a major factor
in determining what makes a good player
 Upconverting does not mean, no matter what the marketing machine tells you,
your standard-definition content will look like HD However, it does make it
significantly better than plain old SD And the better the source is, the better
your upscaled image will look on your TV
 One good sign to look for in a good upconverting Blu-ray player is to see if the
manufacturer displays the scaler by name For instance, companies such as
Silicon Optix, Marvell and Anchor Bay are companies that have a very good
reputation and specializes in scaling images If your player states that they
have these company's technology in them, then it is a very safe bet you will get
excellent upscaling of the standard-definition content
 Manufacturers like Oppo, Philips, Pioneer and Onkyo used these companies
That does not mean players by Panasonic, Toshiba or Sony do not have great
upconverting abilities
 The fact is, almost all players manufactured today have good upscaling ability
It is just that some players are "really good" or "exceptional"
 It can vary from one player to another, but if you are planing on converting a
lot of standard-definition material, you will want to check out how good the
upconverter/scaler is on your player An efficient way and cheap way to test
out your player, is to purchase a testing disc like the Spears and Munsil
High-Definition Benchmark
 It has a number of scaling tests and will make sure all your Television settings
are correctly set As stated before, the difference between a player with a good
scaler and one with an exceptional scaler will not be drastic
 However, the ones that can produce the best upscaled images are definitely
the most desired and tend to find themselves recommend by all the wmv to
dvd Blu-ray player experts
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