Originally posted by spyfy
I understand what you're saying, but it's not out there in this price range. If you want a "pixel-perfect" display, then you're gonna need something with DVI or HDMI.
At under 3% I'm still far far less overscan that what's built into almost every rear projection HD display on the market.
If you're looking for something that has this feature take a look at the Malata's. They have a player that has overscan correction.
I couldn't disagree with you more. First, you can ABSOLUTELY get pixel-perfect display via component. No reason why you can't. You don't NEED DVI or HDMI. You just need to be able to adjust the timing, which you can do either at the source, or at the display. (I admit DVI would be nice, though, and probably make this issue moot. The Japanese version has DVI... I wonder why we got the D4 version?)
Second, this feature should NOT add significant cost to the Linkplayer. It is almost CERTAINLY just a software issue. I would be extremely surprised to find that this very capable chip does not support user-programmable scan timing.
As far as cost goes, the Roku HD1000, which HAS this feature, can be purchased at Amazon for $279. And that is > 1yr old design. This capability should be doable at the Linkplayer's price point. In many other ways, the newer chip in the Linkplayer beats the Roku hands down. It ought to be able to do overscan adjustment.
Like I said, at the very least, there should be an option to omit the overscan added by the Linkplayer. This should be trivial to implement in firmware.
The ONLY reason IOData may not work on this, is if they _think_ noone cares about it. Afterall, they have to prioritize what to work on. Well, I for one, DO care. I would think that others (particularly owners of 1280x720 fixed pixel displays) would care, too.
Based on what I have read here, it seems this company is fairly responsive to user feedback. I am actually fairly optimistic that this feature may become available at some point.
Alternatively, any more word on DVI release for US market?