Originally Posted by i86time
The input/output select on Logic Design Video Filter is composed of 2 dip switches, Perhaps changing them will allow input on one type and output on the other. I can't do any tests tonight, so I'll report back tomorrow if no one responds.
I'm very interested to hear your results with this. If it can convert to different formats, it's my dream machine.
That said, as I've been thinking about this, I realized I was confused about something else. I've been playing with the connections on my setup and I realized that the s-video output is letterbox - I thought before it was 4:3. It's mini - bars all the way around. But you'd expect that because my HDTV screen resolution is 1080p, and the DVDR resolution is 480i. It was 480p but I switched to composite because my component cable is too short and I figured it couldn't help that much anyway when the resolution going in is low - which brings me to my point of confusion...
The DVDR is never going to output more than 480 pixels, and the HDTD screen has 1080 pixels, so naturally everything displayed natively by the DVDR (or created by the DVDR, such as a burned DVD) is going to look small on the screen and have bars all the way around. When I zoom it, it fills the screen perfectly and you really have to stare at it to realize it's lower resolution. (My TV is just 40".)
So I'm no longer exactly clear what the composite to s-video down converter is going to do for me. The DVDR only can burn a DVD with 480 pixels, so it's going to have to be converted up in any case, and isn't that basically what a zoom is? Or am I missing something?
I want to try an experiment - record a movie to my DVR from TCM, burn it to DVD using the s-video out on my STB (SA8300HD), and then play the DVD in my Blue-ray, which automatically up-converts. I expect this will look just like the zoomed s-video I'm looking at now, output from the STB to the DVDR, and then piped back to the TV.
How would a DVD I created in this way be any different from what I could create with a down converter like the Lenkeng LKV7611?? I thought I understood this before, but the more I thought about it, I realized I didn't understand it.
Originally Posted by i86time
So, if you're not recording this kind of material, you do not need a Logic Design Video Filter. You may be better served by a TBC/Proc Amp.
I've been talking to someone else about TBC/Proc Amps and he says if I start fooling around with the color there's a good chance I'll screw it up horribly. He said he tried doing it, and it's very hard to get right. One more reason to live with my degraded VHS quality.
Originally Posted by kjbawc
Permutations, I have been using the Lenkeng between my Moto HD STB and my Pio 640 DVDR for several months now, and I am happy with it. I still have not run it between a DVD player and my DVDR, to see if it strips copy protection. But, I have made some nice anamorphic DVDs, from HD channels.
That is great to know. If I get one of these, then, I'll get the Lenking. If you learn anything about its effect on copy protection, I'd be interested. I'm pretty sure it's stripped out.