How do dvds look on 4K TV? Terrible? Pixelated? It’s extremely visible when there are text on the screen. DVD video resolution can only support 480 vertical pixels, which is way lower than 4K resolution. We’re talking about viewing 480p video on a 2160p screen. Watching DVDs on a 4K TV is painful. So are your old DVDs useless now that you’ve upgraded to a 4K TV set? No way, you’ve amassed quite the collection so far. We’re going to show you how you can make DVDs watchable on 4K television sets.
All 4K TVs can upscale lower resolution video source to fill the screen. This means it will create the extra pixels to fill the screen. But just because a TV can upscale lower resolution video sources, it doesn’t mean it’ll do a great job all the time. It’s a lot of work to make the extra pixels when upscaling from 480 to 2160 pixels.
What you need is a Blu-Ray player that also upscales DVD. The TV will upscale Blu-Ray player source to 4K resolution. This double upscaling actually works and makes your DVD pictures look digestable. Words are no longer jaddegy. Ok, this is not to say DVD content will look spectacular. But think about it, being able to watch DVD content and 4K TV is now passable, like watching old VHS content on high resolution device. Pretty awesome to not have to re-buy all your DVD movies and videos.
In our testing, the LG Electronics BP550 Blu-Ray Player worked to perfection. Viewing a movie on a non-upscale blu-ray player produced noticeable artifacts and square diagonal line edges. Viewing the same movie on the LG BP550 player produced smooth edges. The artifacts are still there but now it’s watchable. Success!
Another great choice is Samsung BD-H6500 blu ray disc player. One of the features include the ability to upscale videos to 4K resolution, making your DVD movie detailed and clear. With this blu ray player, you don’t even need a TV with upscale capability.