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 signal downscaled to 600x800?
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. I'm tired of fiddling with the htpc, and I'd like to put the $$ into the pj rather than a scaler and a pj.
What single chip dlp pj is recommended in the $US3500 - $6000 range that has scaling capability that is as good as the DVDO HD/HD+?
You could try 'yxy' aspect ratio controller. It's available as a free download here:
yxy has been around for years but works fine. I still use it 'cuz it's standalone and i can apply it to all my sources, not just dvd.
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 DScaler. Will I get improved display from the card(s) you recommend?
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 VGA output of the HD+? I don't think so ...... too bad for me.
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I tried to PM you this but no reply - would welcome your feedback, or from amyone else for that matter .....
I am struggling between choosing the Lumagen HDP or the iScan HD to replace my current processing approach which includes an original iScan+ for SD and HTPC for DVD.
I use an 800x600 dlp pj with 15pin vga input (no component). What I want to do is get Expressvu HDTV and display on my 800x600pj, which...
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 deinterlacing all signals and passing to pj by VGA input. Now I pass all signals (DBS s-vid and Svhs VCR) through my htpc and display dvd via dvd drive. My tv card is TV Wonder and video card is Radeon 7500. The dvd display is fine. I use dscaler to deinterlace the svideo signals from...
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 - output to 800x600 pj - iScan HD wins hands down - solid, solid image, no jaggies at all on fast horizontal pans - wife thought best she's seen.
DVD 2.35:1 (forget the film) iScan HD vs HTPC - HTPC wins - HD exhibited motion artifacts on vertical pans (e.g. rolling credits)...