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Forum: Camcorders   09-11-2007, 08:18 PM
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Posted By johnqh
Actually, while ENCODING takes a lot of CPU...

Actually, while ENCODING takes a lot of CPU power, capturing takes hardly any CPU. The DV stream was encoded by the camcorder, and the computer only does a copy. The only potential problem may be...
Forum: Camcorders   09-11-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By johnqh
Has anyone tried this? I want to connect two...

Has anyone tried this? I want to connect two miniDV camcorders to Windows PC. However, Windows cannot import/capture video from the second camcorder, with an error "insufficient system resources".
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Forum: Screens   12-16-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 113,600
Posted By johnqh
Hi Polygamy, How was your screen installed?...

Hi Polygamy,

How was your screen installed? Was it easy?
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   12-11-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By johnqh
Actually you are right. Those TV's aren't...

Actually you are right.

Those TV's aren't computers. The scaling most likely uses a look-up table algorithm which takes time to initialize, so yes, anytime the input format changes, there will be...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-11-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,519
Posted By johnqh
There are a lot of misconceptions about...

There are a lot of misconceptions about inherited quality of those two formats.

First, they are digital formats, with the SAME video compression (MPEG-2, MPEG-4). Sure, they have different...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   12-11-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By johnqh
Switching the signal will not cause significant...

Switching the signal will not cause significant lag. The output is the same - native resolution at 60hz. When the input resolution is different from the output, a scaler is involved. Thus, when the...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   12-11-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By johnqh
HD content will have some delay due to the video...

HD content will have some delay due to the video compression. Modern video compression (MPEG-1, 2, 4...) uses temperal compression, which means only key frames contain the whole information about...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-11-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By johnqh
Quote: Originally Posted by Bud-man The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud-man
The biggest 4:3 lcd i ever saw was 20". i owned one from Costco's last winter for a short time and then returned it for the 27" Akai.

You realized that when...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-11-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By johnqh
I am not saying black bar is not necessary...

I am not saying black bar is not necessary occasionally. I am saying I want to choose the physical form according to watch I watch, and since I want a TV to watch SDTV, the physical TV should be...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-10-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By johnqh
tipstir, I don't want 4:3 content to be...

tipstir,

I don't want 4:3 content to be displayed in full screen mode on a 16:9 screen (as the 32 inch Trutech). I want the native dimension to be 4:3.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-10-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By johnqh
I want DVD movies on projectors. There just...

I want DVD movies on projectors. There just aren't enough HDTV content in bay area, CA, so I am still on the old analog cable.

I am looking for a moderately sized flat panel to watch normal TV. I...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-04-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By johnqh
I am in the market for a big screen TV (who is...

I am in the market for a big screen TV (who is not) because my eye sights are getting worse. Actually I don't watch that much TV and still on analog cable. I will be using a front projector to watch...
Forum: Video Processors   11-25-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By johnqh
Mount it vertically, facing down, with a mirror...

Mount it vertically, facing down, with a mirror at 45 degree right in front of the lens should flip it upside down, but you will end up the left side to the right.

Another problem is, the mirrow...
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