Originally Posted by nashou66
I understand Oliver what you mean but they have the resources and I dont thing what we are asking for will increas the cost that much. Its mostly softwear based. And we all would like a single box solution. Sure the Lumagen scalers are world class but they dont blend..even though they said they might add it into the radiance that could be years from now. TV-One is comming out with something very soon. Adn we are all hoping it will have all the nessaary tool needed to do a proper CRT blend which a bit more involved than a digital blend.
Originally Posted by Ericglo
I understand what you are saying, but how many people here are going to spend a lot of money on their video system?
Two C2-260, a Lumagen HDP, a splitter and a full digital box from Moome will set you back around maybe 3.6k list and will give you very good gamma control, color calibration, all the resolutions you'll ever need and a switcher for a total of 8 input sources that can easily multiplied by adding other switchers to the Lumagen, especially for HDMI.
I would say that for a full featured blending solution this is not too bad, provided the C2-260 successor has added the features I mentioned in its next incarnation.
Of this 3.6k you can only save the money for the Lumagen as you still need the other stuff with two cards plus maybe other switchers. This still keeps the price at 2.4k which is not much less, especially not in relation to the total costs of a blending setup.
Leaving out the Lumagen or a similar device forces TV One to accomodate all the switching, gamma control, custom resolutions etc. and frankly what I have seen in the current product indicates that this might be a bit unreasonable to expect for the price you'd pay. Lumagen is in the scaler business for some time as is DVDO and they have a few years on TV one in that department and I would rather want to have TV One do what they do best IMO and look for scaling and the other things that come with signal processing for a dedicated scaler.
When you talk about most people here you have to remember that those that will go through the hassle of a blended setup are usually not those with absolutely no disposable income as they usually also would need a larger screen, larger room, a second projector etc. etc.. So I do not think that the additional 1k for the Lumagen makes my solution too expensive, not in relation to the other costs involved.
And last but not least: To implement the best possible scaling, gamma etc. options you need time and that is where we run into two problems:
1. the product gets released later
2. the time of the programmers working on this might be a bigger cost factor than you think.
So I hope I have made my point clear. I would not really have a problem with what you want from these cards if it does not delay them too much and does not increase price by more than a few $$ so let's just see what TV One comes up with. In the end they have got to decide what to do and after all they already have a wide range of products so they could also offer different solutions for different applications
Again, the decision is to be made by the people of TV One, they know better what they can and cannot do. I thinkt he only thing we all agree upon is that we want to be able the feed the units some kind of 1920 x 1080 signal and we want that be possible with a DVI or even better an HDMI connector which should still allow the card form factor to be continued without the need for a boxed solution.