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DVD/VCR Player??

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My current RCA DVD/VCR combo is on its last legs and I need to get a different one.
I have been looking around and I have been very confused by the new stuff that came out in just the last 5 years. I have a Samsung 27" HD TV that is 1080i/1080p and I also have Dish Network though I only subscribe to their family package. So I would like to get a DVD/VCR combo that can change the normal definition into HD so I can use the full capabilities of the TV.

I have been looking around for the past 3 weeks and I am still undecided on which one to get, from what I read, JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung all have models that can upconvert both DVD/VCR into HD. Then I read the reviews and my head starts to spin, I see anywhere from the best thing since sliced bread to total garbage on the same unit :dunno:

Which DVD/VCR combo would you recommend?
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Just be aware that your statement "that can change the normal definition into HD so I can use the full capabilities of the TV. " is not accurate. Upconverted video is not HD quality by any means as there is no possibility of improving the image quality of regular standard definition video to the level that it looks like HD.
SD video is only 480 lines at best (VHS is only 240) and HD is 1080 lines there is no magical way to replace the missing lines to make it look better. Your display may actually do a better job of upconverting the video than the DVD/VCR combo unit will do.
generaly any DVD player with the HQV Reon processor will do the best upconversion but these players cost alot more than most people want to spend. The CDCi processor is next in line and does a fairly decent job.

Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony seem to be the best choices.
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