I'll be happy to pass on what I see assuming Frank gets the Mod in and back to me soon. First off he's mentioned several times that the Pioneer 727 Changer is PACKED inside. I never pulled it out of the box when I got it but did notice it was a lot smaller than the Sony 200 disc changer externally. He is also having to put in some board to deal with the 8 bit output of the Pioneer players. I'm hoping he doesn't tell me I'm screwed and can't use that player at all or suggest that the only way would be to make up some external box...with a seperate power supply et all. *scared look* In any case he's waiting for parts still from Cinematrix. That was what he told me today. I will only be able to compare it with my Geoforce "HTPC enabled" PC assuming I can get that set up correctly. The PC was put together for that purpose 6-7 months ago but I never was able to try it on a HDTV other than a Panasonic 56WXF95A with an audio authority adapter. That was disasterous since the set was way out of registration to begin with. Finally after a long fight with the dealer it went back yesterday.
I wasn't aware I couldn't adjust those parameters actually. Does that depend on the input I use? The Player will only really be able to output into the component inputs from the modification board. I did ask Frank to set up custom resolutions @ 1365x768 and 1365x1024 though.
"Does the modification add picture adjustment parameters, particularly sharpness, tint, and color.?"
Not from what I read it doesn't.
Incidentally I did notice one man has a program that will enable various functions via the RS232 port. An email to him was something I was going to do today. I am hoping I can do some sort of "passthru" of those commands. I do use the one com port on my cheapie HT laptop in the room for control of the Sony CD changers via a slinke ( www.nirvis.com
) as it is. Adapting a laptop for another com port at this point is beyond me though. The thought of having preset zoom and focus at a minimum sounded very cewl. Especially since Mark Foster says he is 3 weeks behind and I don't know when the Panamorph will be shipped. Now if I could get an email back from Richard Martin about his getting me a "slot" I'd be happy.
I really don't know how much will change when I get Mark Fosters mods too. I am currently talking to him as well about those.
Your feedback and thoughts are appreciated.