Well I have asked about it on email and in another post but here goes.
I have had my Iscan HD for 3 weeks now.
I find out about the upgrade abilites of the unit and am very happy to hear it and ordered it. Then suddenly its all about moving to the HD+ unit. I swear I have the worst luck... I open a box and a replacement comes out. I have kept a Fosgate FAP-T1 in a box just to prove this...
I got my unit from onecall before finding out that DVDO would honor the same deal.
Use my unit and have found various issues.
HDCP does not pass if the unit is in auto on DVI
Depending on the device connected you either get a HDCP warning screen and the DVD stops or you get a playing disc that you can hear but not see while the IScan flops back and forth between process'able signal and bypass. This gives no image.
The ability to scale DVI signals to the set res has been dropped. (Err put in the + model. It was stated many times that they were planning or hoping to get this into the HD via updates.)
Working with some DVD payers I can not get the iScan to format the picture right. The DVD player is trying to recognize that the signal is 4:3 or 16:9 and images just won't fit sometimes... change modes on the iscan 16:9, 4:3, Letterbox and then start changing settings on the DVD player... too many buttons...
Due to the issues mentioned above my unit spends a lot of time in bypass mode. What the heck is it there for then you may ask? I know I am asking it.
That is until I pop in a 16:9 DVD into the SDI modded DVD player I have.
I am switching out my Sat receiver as soon as it comes in and then I will have a DVI out sat receiver. So that relegates me to no analog ins anymore.
I was hoping to use the DVDO with the DVI in from sat. I would set the sat to native and let the DVDO process the SD channels and just pass through the HD ones. Well I gotta say... if I am going ot constatnly jump in and out of AUTO on the DVI setting for this... grrrr. Remember my problems with DVI signals not going if HDCP'd.
Please allow for a cheap upgrade to the HD plus.
Last night I was watching Discovery channel Dinasour planet via S-Video into the iScan and it was the worst image I have ever seen come out of the unit. Looked like a bunch of digital trash on all the trees and leaves in the background. Didn't have the energy to recalibrate everything to try to improve it and just went to the Sat boxes scaling via component.
really concerned that the new box is going to make my IScan a doorstop.
Could of, would of, should of... bought from DVDO... then I could atleast tradeup without losing 1/2 the investment.
Getting off soapbox.