Originally Posted by sk20
gulliBELL, congratulations--I did exactly the same thing.
Folks, if you are unfortunate enough to still own a VP50 Pro, I can't recommend enough taking Lumagen's generous offer, and trading in that infernal piece of junk for a Radiance. You will no longer be annoyed at paying for something that never really did what it was supposed to do. Instead, you'll have a scaler that--get this--actually *works*.
I had to give up on HD-SDI, but it turned out that there aren't any players outputting legitimate HD-SDI, so it's no loss.
When I first hooked up the Lumagen, I figured it would torture me like the Pro had done for over a year. Instead, it simply worked. I threw everything at it, including Blu-ray disks that barely worked at all with the Pro (handshake issues). Nothing fazed it. Everything. Just. Plain. Worked.
And I know that any problems I have with the Lumagen (if there are any) will be addressed quickly, and any questions I have will be answered honestly. Compare and contrast that with DVDO.
My only regret is not knowing about Lumagen earlier. I could have saved so much money and frustration by buying from them instead of DVDO in the first place. But that doesn't matter anymore. What matters is the bright shining future with DVDO no longer in my life.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Did some quick A-B-ing between the Radiance XS and VP50PRO and I saw a few things where I may have preferred with the PRO (and where others might too), but most of the time I preferred the Radiance. And the more I watch it, the more I like it. Sent my VP50PRO packing last Saturday as part of the trade up.
Had one minor anomaly where the Radiance got confused (though it could have been me with my Logitech remote). Upgrading the firmware--even though still via serial, was a pleasure compared with the PRO.
for me, the VP50PRO seemed a tad too temperamental from time and time and got "out of whack" easily. So far, knock on wood, the Radiance just seems to perform
Wonder if Josh had a vision of what he had hoped the VP50PRO would have become.