|Originally posted by adidadi:
The CI has nothing to do with the Macrovision. Regarding having a maximum resolution of 480P, the CI is complete overkill. A DVDO or better yet a 480P DVD player would be better. I had the 7000 made prior to May with the switch. No quality difference. There you have it.
Thanks for the does-CI-care-about-macrovision info!
I need RGB (svga not YUV) for my monitor - so my choices are pretty much DVDO, waiting for the Cinematrix, waiting for a 480p DVD player with RGB out, a 480p DVD player with an Extron transcoder, or a CI
The DVDO seems to be doing some sort of edge enhancement, and also doesn't do any zooming (not even black bars to show 4x3 material on my 16x9 set - whuch, BTW, "locks" into 16x9 when receiving RGB input).
The Cinematrix mod isn't here yet (and judging from the way that the German Cinematrix company is unresponsive to emails, it'll be a while still).
Waiting for a 480p ->RGB DVD player. Hm... I've been doing that - it's taking so long that it's even become somewhat funny.
I *thought* about a 480p DVD player -> transcoder, but it's not clear that I'd get any better picture than the CI for about the same money.
So... it's the CI for me, with the added benefits of being able to double non-DVD sources and a bit of additional horizontal resolution from using vertically downscaled 720p (LCD array is actually 1068x480).
Now that I know that the CI doesn't care if it gets fed macrovisioned video, I'll probably get a 7700 (and be ready for a Cinematix upgrade whenever that becomes available). Thanks again for that piece of info!