News Upscale DVD movies to HD resolutions with your GPU

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I imagine this kind of thing will become very common, very quickly. If you wait for a bit, I guarantee there will be something better and cheaper just around the corner. Very cool, and practical, use of the technology though.
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    For £61.75? I'll sit back a bit further, and squint if I need to.
     
  4. p3n

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    This product assumes people play DVDs from a PC? Everyone else already has an upscaling DVD player/360/ps3 - dumb!
     
  5. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    This is drivel. You're scaling DVDs to HD resolution on the GPU any time you hit " fullscreen".

    The "sharpens and enhances" stuff is old news - it'll be another set of appalling convolution kernels and oversaturated unpleasantness that does nothing but bring out noise.
     
  6. bogie170

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    So is there anything similar for my ATI 4870X2?
     
  7. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    VLC with GPU rendering does this kind of stuff all the time.
     
  8. Major

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    Why is everyone so bloody negative with new tech/ideas at the moment?

    1st Comment: It's just some old hardware being overclocked higher than anything done before, it's been done before, it's nothing new, all it will do is lower the graphics and somehow make the game look as good as it did on Maximum level, very crap idea imo, they need to release better hardware.
     
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    1st Comment: It's just some old hardware being overclocked higher than anything done before, it's been done before, it's nothing new, all it will do is lower the graphics and somehow make the game look as good as it did on Maximum level, very crap idea imo, they need to release better hardware.

    Why is everyone so bloody negative with new tech/ideas at the moment?
     
  10. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    We've got a cheap blue-ray player that does upscaling and the results are really worth it. I don't know what kind of magic pixie dust it sprinkles on the pixels but the output looks bloody amazing, almost as good as blu-ray (but cheaper!).
    As pointed out above, I'll be using VLC to do the same on my computer.
     
  11. mp3manager

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    '.....sharpening and enhancing the picture with vivid colours....'

    So edge enhancement and other nasty artifacts all over the place.
    'Vivid colours'? How about realistic colours.

    Oh and good luck getting your GPU to upscale lossy audio to the HD lossless codecs.
     
  12. Major

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    Yes, it also works great on the PS3.
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i thought ATI already got something similar for free?
     
  14. DarkLord7854

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    Ahh but does it do it for playing back video files? :(
     
  15. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    doesn't ffdshow do this already?
     
  16. Joeymac

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    Yes ffdshow does this already... you just have to tinker with it.

    This is a total scam. That picture on the article with massive blocks around the super clear section is all you need to look at to know this company has no interest in showing the true merits of whatever results they think they have. Nvidia and ATI's results using the default driver and a fairly decent media player, like "MPC Home cinema" are already pretty much the best you can get DVD to look.
     
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    I was hoping for an improvement when I got a PS3, but it turns out my TV is already so good at upscaling SD video that there's no difference at all. Oh well. I suppose it makes me feel good that I chose an excellent TV.
     
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  19. Major

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    You sure?

    I have a Sony 40" FullHD, and the difference was pretty big.

    You have Upscale selected in options? It's turned off by defult.
     
  20. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    this would be cool, for me, if it worked.. as I only watch DVDs on my PC .. will have to look into it more
     
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