NeoDigits Helios H4000 DVD Player with HDMI Output – Product Review

Upscaling players have taken a significant price drop over the last year and are a definite must to any home theater. That is, if you don't have an HTPC. The Helios4000 offers 1080p (via component and HDMI) upscaling, Region Code Free, and the ability to have both video outputs active at the sametime.

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The capability of the H4000 to output a video signal in the 720p, 1080i, or 1080p format allows the DVD player's video output to more closely match the capabilities of today's HDTVs.
Although this is not the same as watching your DVDs in true-high definition, you will experience increased detail. This is why the H4000 is classified as HD-compatible.
This function works best on fixed pixel displays, such as LCD or Plasma sets, the upscaling may result in harsh images on standard CRT and Projection sets.
This can yield different results on the final, displayed image. In order to take advantage of 1080p upscaling, your television must have 1080p native display capability.