This guy proves it CAN work...
I think this method of using the SVP and having options to choose the "Interpolation" levels and correct artifacts is amazing.
I also think that since this work around involves using GPU/CPU related resources it will be way better than some slow software or cheap chip that LG and others buy from chip suppliers.
This method would work great to smooth out console games. The XBOX would be doing ALL the work and all you would have to do is relay the video signal and adjust the SVP settings.
Not sure how one could use this on PC gaming... Maybe I will see if I can route one of my DVI-I inputs to the PVR and trick the software involved into running the hack as I play real time in PC games.
It might be possible...
My main point in doing this was simple. I really didn't want the Interpolation that's built in to devices. Its usually laggy and slow and always caused input lag because of its minimal software/hardware implementations. By using the resources of my GPU/CPU to run and control/tweak Interpolation settings... I could get the best of both worlds! Maybe! Even less input lag since my PJ has ZERO to begin with... Its CRT fast.
- Use SVP to watch video files, use Crystal Video Player to watch other movie files, Power-DVD has a built in software Interpolation feature, Corel WinDVD Plus has this as well.
- Use SVP and my PVR to play any video source and hardware with configurable frame interpolation including : Video game consoles, DVD Players, Etc.
- POSSIBLY connect the PVR to the other DISPLAY inputs of my GPU and force the PVR to use that source : Then I could use the PVR Interpolation hack on playing PC games with feature.
This would mean that I would have a very unique and customized approach of using Interpolation tech/software WITHOUT being limited to the built in tech on display devices. This would mean... I would never want to use a system like "LG's Laggy TruMotion" as it introduced so much input lag 150ms and more. AND these systems have artifacts and cannot be adjusted like the SVP script.
This would be the best of both worlds... AND it would allow those of us that want this feature to NOT be forced into buying only select "MORE EXPENSIVE" Displays/Projectors/TVs that offer it.
I think the main thin to remember is you would NEED a fast very capable PC to get good results... AND you would need a display that has very little to ZERO input lag to begin with.