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Forum: Video Processors   08-28-2005, 08:46 AM
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Posted By johnbm
Hi I have a 1st generation dlp projector,...

Hi
I have a 1st generation dlp projector, 600x800 rez, composite, s-video and 15pin VGA in. Is the VP30 able to use any of these pj inputs to correctly display a 1080i/720p HDTV satellite dish...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-09-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By johnbm
Over the past 5 years I've mated my 800x600...

Over the past 5 years I've mated my 800x600 single chip dlp pj with both an original iScan+ and then went the htpc route. Now I would like to add hdtv to the display, unscaled. So, I need a new pj....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2004, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By johnbm
as well with yxy - you can use the arrow keys to...

as well with yxy - you can use the arrow keys to put the image wherever you want on the display chip.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-11-2004, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By johnbm
Hi Ben You could try 'yxy' aspect ratio...

Hi Ben
You could try 'yxy' aspect ratio controller. It's available as a free download here:
www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/htpc/yxy_windvd.html (http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/htpc/yxy_windvd.html)
yxy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-01-2004, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By johnbm
Hi I am setting up a dedicated hometheater...

Hi
I am setting up a dedicated hometheater HTPC.
Please recommend the best video capture card for my setup.

Currently I use an ATI TV Wonder card (3 years old), a Radeon 7500 video card and...
Forum: Video Processors   09-24-2004, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 184,900
Posted By johnbm
Dale But, the HD+ will only downconvert HD...

Dale
But, the HD+ will only downconvert HD signal to VGA signal through the DVI input and output of the HD+, correct?
OR, will it downconvert an HD signal to VGA signal through the DVI input and...
Forum: Video Processors   08-30-2004, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,862
Posted By johnbm
1st on the block ..... Pete I tried to PM...

1st on the block ..... Pete

I tried to PM you this but no reply - would welcome your feedback, or from amyone else for that matter .....

Lumagen HDP
Hi Pete
I am struggling between choosing...
Forum: Video Processors   06-26-2004, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,942
Views: 223,181
Posted By johnbm
I would really like this feature to view HDTV on...

I would really like this feature to view HDTV on my 800x600 pj. Apparently Lumagen provides it. Any plan in the works for the HD to offer this option?
Forum: Video Processors   06-14-2004, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By johnbm
My current pj is 4 year old 800x600 dlp with...

My current pj is 4 year old 800x600 dlp with composite, s-video and 15pin vga in - no component in. I don't intend to upgrade for the time being. 4 years ago I started with a DVDO iScan+ for...
Forum: Video Processors   04-22-2004, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By johnbm
I had the HD 2 weekends ago for a test drive...

I had the HD 2 weekends ago for a test drive (thanks Ron!). Here's my low tech PQ opinion:
NHL playoff hockey via Expressvu satellite signal to iScan HD vs HTPC ATI Radeon 7500/ TV Wonder/DScaler -...
Forum: Video Processors   04-09-2004, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By johnbm
That's great news Dale. I have a loaner HD...

That's great news Dale.
I have a loaner HD over this weekend so will get to know the HD better and may have more to offer later. I watched the Sens Leafs game last night, and with no tweaking at...
Forum: Video Processors   04-08-2004, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By johnbm
What are my options for scaling satellite...

What are my options for scaling satellite 720p/1080i to match my pj rez of 800x600?
I understand the new DVDO HD does not scale down - a disappointment. Which of the other highly rated, low end...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-08-2004, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By johnbm
Thanks Leitchk. Your disappointing news is not...

Thanks Leitchk.
Your disappointing news is not what I wanted to hear but is the kind of information one needs to know before laying out the big bucks.
Any other users out there with the same or a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-07-2004, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By johnbm
Why is it that people don't talk about the...

Why is it that people don't talk about the merits/demerits of these two cards on the AVS site? Any search I do for these cards brings up nothing.

I am interested in these cards for the component...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-27-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By johnbm
Currently I use HTPC c/w onboard DVD for...

Currently I use HTPC c/w onboard DVD for playback and dish SD s-video signal for TV using dscaler. Video input card is inexpensive TV Wonder and output card is Radeon 7500. PJ Display is 800x600.
...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-21-2004, 10:35 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 62,626
Posted By johnbm
Thanks Bob That helps. I had wanted to know if...

Thanks Bob
That helps. I had wanted to know if your experience was that the weighted velvet panel would hang wrinkle free and roll up square and true on the rollers. I only need the narrow blinds...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-21-2004, 06:59 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 62,626
Posted By johnbm
This fascinating thread has taken off very much...

This fascinating thread has taken off very much in the direction of the electronics aspect of the design and I don't want to interfere too much with that. However, I want opinions from those with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2004, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By johnbm
Here is my current setup: PJ- Dreamvision...

Here is my current setup:
PJ- Dreamvision dl500 800x600dlp - 4 and a bit years old and I can't afford to replace in the near future
HTPC - on board DVD drive, video input ATI TV Wonder; video...
Forum: Video Processors   01-19-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,942
Views: 223,181
Posted By johnbm
I apologize in advance if this question has been...

I apologize in advance if this question has been asked and answered previously.
Will the iScan HD pass a 1080i or 720p HDTV signal and scale it to 600x800?
Forum: Video Processors   12-22-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,942
Views: 223,181
Posted By johnbm
Hi Dale I've been a satisfied iScan user since...

Hi Dale
I've been a satisfied iScan user since the summer of '99 when I took up the HT habit. While I have moved on to a HTPC as an alternate display choice, the new iScan scaler might make life...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2003, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By johnbm
Also posted this on the HTPC forum. DVD...

Also posted this on the HTPC forum.

DVD player: optical audio signal direct to input on Denon AVR 2700.

HTPC: digital audio signal passed out of ATI Radeon 7500 into SBLive DD5.1 and directly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-22-2003, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By johnbm
Also posted this on the Audio forum. DVD...

Also posted this on the Audio forum.

DVD player: optical audio signal direct to input on Denon AVR 2700.

HTPC: digital audio signal passed out of ATI Radeon 7500 into SBLive DD5.1 and directly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2003, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By johnbm
chure Not sure if I can help or further...

chure

Not sure if I can help or further confuse you .... here goes ..... my situation is a home theater setup .......

In my setup I send video signal from my computer directly to my pj using...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2003, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By johnbm
I don't have a specific answer for your problem,...

I don't have a specific answer for your problem, but suggest that you methodically pursue all possibilities before taking it to the shop.

Recently, with my own Denon AVR 2700, I spent two weeks...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-30-2003, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By johnbm
Anyone know if the Davis dl450/Dreamvision dl500...

Anyone know if the Davis dl450/Dreamvision dl500 can process an hdtv 720P or 1080i(540P) signal via a breakout cable of component from the stb to 15pin VGA in to the pj's EVC cable?

I am told by...
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