Hi, Jim T!
I find your statements about the CI 5.2 scaler and laserdisc playback highly interesting as this was the PRIMARY REASON for my buying the CI in the first place, and not do DVD with (for DVD playback I rather use the HT-PC), but haven't been able to because of previously expressed problems.
Since I read one of your recent posts where you said your DLP projector does great with the 5.2 CI and laserdisc playback outputting 800x600 with nary a sync problem, perhaps you can lend me a helping hand with the following...
I had the initial notion that regardless of what NTSC input sources the CI would receive, it should output a signals that was preselected from the output mode settings. To illustrate, consider the following: since I use a D-ILA (9015) projector, which needs to work at its native resolution (1363x1024 @ SXVGA3 input setting), it only seemed natural for me to select and output the 1360x1024 pixel rez from the CI scaler to the 9015's SXVGA3 input setting. So far so good, yes? Well, then why does the CI goes all to pieces when attempting to play laserdiscs? By this meaning the CI becomes unstable and it doesn't sync properly, causing severe bending of the active image, while wanting to work at a lower resolution level, which would be okay to a point, but the ensuing artifacts now being created by the 9015's internal scaler attempting to upscale the signal to its native resolution level are visible results that frankly just aren't acceptable! Incidently, that setting mode works superbly with a conventional DVD player (Sony DVP-S7000 outputting component video), so why can't it with laserdiscs (and perhaps other NTSC sources, which I haven't tried yet)? This has me scratching my head as now just don't fully understand what is at work here. Care to comment, Jim (others are invited too!)? Thanks! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
[This message has been edited by Frank J Manrique (edited August 06, 2000).]