I have hooked up a DVR and a DVD player to the 674 via svid and component.
When I hook the hdmi into the TV I end up getting my 4:3 stretched to 16:9.
Is there some way to tell it to NOT stretch the 4:3?
I have seen some used Algolith units for sale, but not many.
Is it that there aren't too many folks who have them?
The people that have them like them so much?
PS I just ordered a HDMI flea and am looking forward to seeing how it works with my SD hockey on Dish!
Algolith makes units which is supposed to help with some of this compression problems. I have yet to see one work but it looks like it should be good from the pictures. Given the cost of the Algolith units, however, it may be cheaper to go with another provider.
I bought a DVDO Iscan HD unit. This allows you to hook all of your components into one unit (with digital audio), and feed all of them to one input on your TV at the TVs default (720p, 1080i, whatever yours is). This allows your TV to do very little work (which is where the slow down is). You can also introduce a manual auto delay if you like.
I guess the bottom line, from what I understand, is to get some sort of unit that allows you to introduce a dealy in...
I guess I am interested in what others are doing as far as hooking components together.
As I look at different components I find it interesting that the many options end up crossing over each other and up giving 10-12 switching I/P, scaling etc. options. It seems to be a bit excessive.
I am looking at upgrading my iscan, buying into an algolith flea, or dumping it all and going with an AVR and getting a flea later.
I am curious how people are fitting all of their components together as receivers are becoming more capable.
If I have a Video processor (i.e. DVDO) and an AV receiver that can perform switching, the obvious solution is to use the processor for the switching and feed the AVR the audio only and ignore the switching piece of the AVR. ?
People who own video processors purchase receivers that only handle audio decoding?
Given the average system (Example: ...
I have read lots of threads and looked at the PDF manuals but still have some questions re the Yamaha RX-V2700.
I am using a DVDO Iscan HD unit to switch between analog sources with digital audio while scaling etc to 720P/60 for my Samsung 46" dlp. The audio is handled by a cheap pioneer receiver.
It appears that the RX-V2700 should be able to replace my IScan unit.
Has anyone compared the scaling/deinterlacing of the Rx-V2700 and a DVDO HD (or similar)...
Thanks for the quick response. If I lept my current setup the same and simply replaced my Iscan HD with a VP30 woudl I see any benefit at all?
The reason I am confused is on the DVD site (http://www.anchorbaytech.com/vrs_tec..._reduction.php ) it states
"...Anchor Bay has developed a proprietary method of selectively removing mosquito noise and other compression induced artifacts...."
I have read and reread threads, dug through the forums etc. but can't seem to get a grip on the following. Forgive me for the simple question.
I am running a DVDO IScan HD. My primary sources are DVDs and Dishnetwork. The mpeg artifacts on the Dish are pretty bad, as to be expected.
I have been looking at Algolith units (fleas in particular) to help with this. I am curious, however, if the VP30 with the abt102 card helps with mpeg artifacts. It sounds as if it...