Originally Posted by ericpeterson
I just purchased an IN 72 as my first projector following a lot of research. The price was just too good not to give front projection a try. It appears that the natural DVD pairing for this is the Bravo D1, but i am not very confident in the "fix" that's described on this site. How does this projector do with just a good progressive scan DVD player through component? Is the D1 a night and day difference? Just a newbie trying to make sense of all this. Any replies would be really most welcome.
Yep not everyone likes to buy a DVD player and drill holes and change capacitors etc. A lot of people are so picky about 1:1 pixel mapping. There is always some scaling done at some point. DVD's dont come at 854x480. So the DVD player has to scale 720x480 to 854x480. What is the guarantee that this scaling done by Bravo is the gold standard. Am I missing something here.
I am using the Panaconic XP50 which is pretty much same as XP30 (which receives 91 at hometheaterhifi.com) except that XP50 can do dvd-audio.
I am using component. I very much doubt if the picture quality can be improved any further and even if it could be improved, I doubt if my eyes can perceive them.
Note that XP50 has the genesis FLI2200 chip which does top notch deinterlacing. So the 480P output from XP50 or XP30 will be top notch. Not all prog. scan DVD players will do a good job as not all prog. scan DVD players come with top notch deinterlacing. In that case you can feed In72 480i and let IN72 do the deinterlacing.
I would buy OPPO DV-971H as it will be a good investment for future also. This is a top rated DVD player. Dont worry about
1:1 pixel mapping like others dwell on it. Get a decent DVI-HDMI
from monoprice.com. If you want to feed HD also digitally then you will
have to get DVI-M1DA cable also. Again you can get cheap ones at monoprice. I got the HDMI-DVI cable from monoprice. It looks like a $100 cable. So far no problems.
I also feed 480i via HDMI for regular cable TV and even regular SD channels look great even in the letter box mode. I prefer to see 4:3 zoomed in 16:9. I dont even notice that I am losing 1/8th of the 4:3 image at the top and bottom.