for all of you HD guys out there that want to see their current DVD collection in windows xp or vista, thereÂ´s a simple way of doing this.
Everyone knows that Windows Media Center will not play DVD in HD. So the easiest way of doing this free is finding a codec that can upscale your old dvds to 1080.
If you use ffdshow and windows media player, then you are able to watch dvd in 1080 on any screen that can support the high resolution.
I currently have a HTCP Vista that I use to upscale to a 42 inch Plasma. I dont use the Media Center function to watch dvd as Microsoft blocks for HD in Media Center. Instead I use plain old media player and ffdshow…(Remember that high resolution comes thru a HDMI connection)
I get HD on a 42Â´Plasma watching normal dvds.
ffdshow is free and can be downloaded from here: