Before modification, the unit was QUITE bland,and soft. After modification it was very clean, saturated and detailed. Very much like the difference between one of my modified capture cards, vs. un-modified. The difference is from barely acceptable, to very good- to quite decent. If this modified unit is something I find acceptable, well, that says a lot. i use a highly modified CRT with custom screen, etc. I am one picky SOB when it comes to image qualities. If I can watch it without real complaint, then, most should find it quite decent.
Let's be honest. it's not a Faroudja. it's just a little cheesebox scaler. Since I put some work into it, it now looks well beyond it's original considerations.
I have done such work to it that I will honor the $260 for the first 10 sold, but will HAVE to up the price to $280 afterwards. It's too much work, and cost. to go any lower in pricing.
"Improved VGA pass through' means that it does not harm the VGA passing through it as much as normal. it has filters on the VGA in,and filters onthe VGA out. I have removed them ALL.
The filters are there for FCC regulatory purposes only, no real technical reason.. so, out they go. That is is about the LEAST of the things I have done to it. Considering the work done tothe unit, $260 is a real bargain.. besides we might find a way to program this puppy for OTHER resolutions..as it has a I2C port (not connected) for reading the innards..and control of the input/scaler chip.
Perhaps it MAY be able do 'native rate' for 1280x720 LCD and DLP PJ's.
All in this little cheesebox.