TV's that up convert videos?

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Someone commented recently about TV's able to up convert lower resolution streams into higher quality pictures.  Could someone familiar with this clarify?  I know with our current television streaming through the computer it isn't able to change the stream it gets to a better picture.  What set up would be required to have this effect or did I misunderstand the comments.  Thanks.
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hmmmm, i know some blue ray players can upconvert dvd to a better dvd quality, but nothing as sharp as blue ray.... i am not familiar with a tv that will do that with anything.
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All TV's uoconvert in some fashion. Unless it is a 1080 TV and your watching a bluray movie or your computer resolution is set to full HD or the TV channel your watching is broadcast in fukk HD. If your watching a tb show that's broadcast in say 720 but your TV is full HD it have to uoconvert that in order to fill the screen. Same thing with the new 4k TVs with them having twice as many pixels in both directions it has to convert it to try and fill in the missing pixels.

Now you get what you pay for though. You buy a cheap off brand TV your going to gat a cheap picture. You buy a better TV it will do a better job at filling in the extra pixels.

Now when it comes to watching a video from your computer to the TV the computer is doing the converting when you tell it to take that low res video and make it full screen. Now is it going to make it look like full HD no its just simply trying to stretch the video to fix full screen. The better quality video you have to start the better job it can do at stretching the video and still making it look nice.

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