Hi Stacey and Tom:
___I would assume the PQ from an SDI modded player of choice --> SDI input of the Holo3Dgraph --> DScaler --> Radeon would be superior to that coming from the Component output of a progressive scan STB (player of choice) into the Holo3Dgraph --> DScaler or HW Algorithm --> Radeon but you two are the only ones that may have seen the HW up close and personal? Would there be any chance for a few Bjoern Roy type zoomed in stills with a 3 or 4-megapixel digital camera from a 30 degree angle so as to not get in the way of a few particular scenes or even better, a screen shot using DScalerâ€™s screen capture utility similar to the ones linked below? I would love to see these images in a side by side either linked into the forums or placed on Immersiveâ€™s web site directly? It couldnâ€™t take all of maybe an hour or two to produce and publish the stills and I am sure many would be interested in seeing the stills of the following scenes with cropped zooms if possible using the two different methods of input:
Take a look at the upright columns of scene 1 from his â€œThe Patriotâ€ SB review
comparing SB to std. release.http://home.t-online.de/home/bjoern....riot/02_c1.jpg
Also look at the camera tripod gear/ring of scene 1 from his â€œVertical Limitâ€ SB review
which also compared a SB to a std release.http://home.t-online.de/home/bjoern....imit/06_c1.jpg
___Not that you can lock down the exact images nor scale to a 1920x1080p image and crop similarly using either Photoshop or ACDSee, but I would be very interested in the differences between the two types of input devices in a side by side similar to that shown above myself.
___On another note, I have access to some early DX9 betas as well as the Radeon 6118 DX9 compliant betas for XP and 2K and 9050 DX9 compliant betaâ€™s for Millennium. I would assume Stacey has access to both DX9 and Radeon driver betaâ€™s that are even further along in development and would have something more to add in regards to display quality improvements many will hopefully receive using the latest DxVA enhancements with fully DX9 compliant drivers, an almost completely DX9 compliant card (an R300 cored 9700 probably), and a Holo3Dgraph card. In other words, if either of you have anything more to add along the lines of future improvements, this is probably the perfect time and place to pass along these upcoming improvements ;)
___Good Luck to the both of you and thanks in advance for any additional details that you can provide.
___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.