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Jedi Master
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Is there an app/way that upconverts video like the newer DVD players do? I want to rip DVDs into the Mac for viewing on a HDTV.


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Let's start with once they are converted/ripped what will you be using to watch them with on your HDTV?


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Jedi Master
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New "upconverting" DVD players can now be had for under thirty dollars at some stores (unless you're talking Blu-Ray).
Unclear on reasons for spending loads of time and use of computing resources to rip MPEG-2 from a DVD and then "up convert"/re-encode in software with no true gain in resolution or quality (just generate extra pixels to fill the screen).
 
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I agree. Just get a player that upconverts. Connect to your TV, pop in the DVD you want to see and press play. Instant gratification--no fuss. I have one.
 
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Jedi Master
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Terry-
I will watch with Front Row, or whatever I need to get the job done.

Chuck, Donna-
The idea was to get my collection on a HDD for home as well as travel use- convenience.

Chuck, are you saying that without "upconversion" the HDTV screen won't fill properly?


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