|Originally posted by BHendershot
While I'm waiting for the emergence of the 4805 I'm researching reasonably priced DVD players that will enable me to take full advantage of the DVI input. I know this isn't the place to discuss DVD players, but it is a related topic. I've read that DVI/HDMI is a big improvement over component. Something positive to discuss and look forward to. For me, the research process using various resources, including the people who grace this forum, is a significant part of the fun I derive from this obsession, uh, I mean hobby.
well hey, at least you admit it's an obsetion, a pretty bad one at that too.
first off, while it's nice that this thing has a DVI input it's nothing short of expected for a product comming out in mid or late 2004, and second of all, i'll be very surprised if you actually see a difference on DVI over component cables at that resolution, unless you're running extremley long cables, fact is, on my 720p PJ DVI and component looks exactly the same... and this is at TWICE the pixels the IF 4805 has, so really, if you're expecting some kind of video breaktrough just because DVIyou're in for a rude awakening.
i have to wonder where you read that DVI/HDMI is a big improvement over component, at least at that incredibly low resolution... like said, unless you're running very long cables you won't see a difference.. period.
DVI is still superior of course, because it's not suceptible to noise, wich is great, but like i said, DVI, SPECIALLY at those resolutions is overkill in most real word situations.
if IF would make an X1 with a DVI input and no white segment on it's color wheel, it would probably blow away this unreleased PJ in most situations.
oh yeah, slower color wheel.. well, here's a wakeup call, most people dont see rainbos on even an x1, so that's not a problem for them, and the ones that DO see them still see them (but to a lesser extent) on even faster color wheels. so i ask all you DLP fans, what's so cool about a faster color wheel if you DONT even see rainbows on an X1?
it's good and all, but like i said.. just expected, they try to correct a drawback to DLP with it, and i say try, because the only real solution is a 3 chip DLP, but those guys at TI seem more intrested in increasing color wheel speed rather than trying to figure out how to make cheap 3 chippers, wich is a shame.