|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Baseband recording or 1125 scanning line component HD signal
Regardless whether it is 1125, 1080, or 1035, for SXGA projectors and less, how large of an impact on quality are we talking about anyway? I have an XGA projector that, combined with the Panamorph, will max out at 768. Is the double interpolation (recorder and projector) going to cause that much degradation?
I really like this solution because it works with all
my existing gear - especially of importance the HDD200 and Unity Motion. No other single solution serves both of these, legacy devices, and devices yet to be acquired http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
. I'm not a pirate in case one of the dirt-bag MPAA snoops is reading this.
Also, I really could live with ProLogic audio for many presentations if the video is stellar. One could record the Dolby Digital via an S/PDIF input/output equipped PC and sync the audio to the tape on playback. This is similar to how DTS (and other formats?) are presented in movie houses. So, you have a tape that has ProLogic in case you don't really care ("Chick Flicks" and such - no offense ladies http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
) and, when you need to "rock the house" for an testosterone pumping action flick, you slap the cataloged companion CD into your HTPC and have at it.
Computer control of the player would be helpful in this, but not mandatory. Hidden or disguised cues could be inserted into the audio or video stream on the tape while recording and, during replay, the HTPC could monitor these cues, via analog audio input or composite/S video input, and sync the DD audio to that location. This could also help with FF and rewind if successfully implemented.
My configuration is already so obfuscated that no one but me dares approach the rack (well, not without assistance anyway). To implement the simplest form of this for me would require a new sound card, CD burner, the SR-W5U, and blank media. Hmmmmm.
The button is labeled "Play", not "Pay". STOP the MPAA!
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