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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2010, 10:19 AM - Thread Starter
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I know this might seem like a strange question, but I was wondering if any of you know if there is any problem with using 2 video processors in series.

Because of the new HDMI world, I have a lot of audio and video connectivity problems.

I have a high end Laserdisc Player, PS3, Xbox360, Comcast HD, Wii, Lumagen HDQ, Pioneer RFD-1 demodulator, Samsung front Projector, Denon 3805, Mitz 47 Rear Projector HDTV, and a JVC-4000 D-DHS.

I have to connect all this stuff together !!

Plus, over a 100 Laserdiscs and over 100 D-VHS HD movies recorded which I haven't been able to bring myself to get rid of.

The problem might be similiar to others of you out there. I kept up with the new stuff at the time, but as we all know....times change....now getting it all to work together is a real pain. Not to mention a crate full of remote controls which nobody can really figure out but me (and I even have a hard time sometimes !)

What I'm wondering is if there are any problems if I run the Laserdisc, JVC4000, and Xbox360 (none of which have hdmi) through one Video Processor and then connect that Video Processor to another more modern Video Processor that can output to the Mitz Rear Projection TV and the Samsung Front Projector (which the lumagen can)?


Any ideas out there.


Oh, one other question.....does anybody know the best video processor for Composite and S-Video?


Many thanks for any advice !!!!
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If I were to daisy-chain processors I would want to be certain that only one is actually doing any processing. That means that the other one would simply be acting as a switcher and maybe a format converter. However, I would think using the processor with one or more switchers as appropriate would be a safer bet (although, I do believe there are processors out there that can be cascaded, which means you connect multiple processors together in a supported manner).

For example, if you got the DVDO iScan Duo (which has 3 composite, 1 S-Video, 2 Component, 1 VGA, and 8 HDMI inputs) but you have 2 or more sources you want to use S-Video for, then get a decent IR controlled S-Video switcher and run them through that into the iScan Duo. Since it has multiple calibration memories per input you can still have up to two calibrations. Same for the Component, etc.

The iScan VP50 has 2 S-Video inputs but only 4 HDMI. The Lumagen Radiance XE has 6 HDMI, 4 Component, 4 S-Video, and 4 Composite inputs, and each can be calibrated separately with up to 4 memories each.

Both the DVDO and Lumagen have two HDMI outputs as well.

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BTW, both of the aformentioned processors have excellent scaling for SD content.

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THANKS !!!!

sounds like my best bet would be to just get rid of the Lumagen HDQ and get one of the newer Video Processors.

Any recommendation between DVDO iScan Duo and the Lumagen Radiance XE ?
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THANKS !!!!
Any recommendation between DVDO iScan Duo and the Lumagen Radiance XE ?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1231013

Note that the DVDO now has full CMS and 3D support, which are recent adds and thus listed as a drawback on that older thread.

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http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1231013

Note that the DVDO now has full CMS and 3D support, which are recent adds and thus listed as a drawback on that older thread.

The Duo only has 3D passthru, it cannot process 3D like the Radiance.

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thanks guys.

I just ordered a new Lumagen Radiance XS and Jim at Lumagen.com gave me a nice trade in price for my Lumagen HDQ.
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