I would like an affordable device such as the Geffen Composite to HDMI (scalar) to use in association with an older LD player so that once and a while I can effortlessly turn on the LD player, and use the Lyngdorf for switching. I would send the audio directly via optical to preserve best sound quality.
I am aware from my old days that full blown scalars exist to take relatively poor quality composite video signals from a source like LD that has no other output for video other than S-VHS. (The S-VHS conversion is usually far better quality in any modern TV, PJ or Conversion box, so, no point in using that). I used different scalar products back in the day to massage the image for an old Sony 3 beam CRT G70 projector.
The point then was NOT conversion to HDMI signal, rather line doubling, modifying the image ratios etc......
Now, I'm looking for a simple conversion of the composite signal to HDMI format 1080p (yes, I know that requires scalar processing), but the goal is heavily biased for ease of use. I do not want to spend hours fiddling with a full blown scalar to "perfect" the LD image, I can give up a few % of optimization in favor of a turnkey item that remains invisible in the chain, and allows me to use the Lyngdorf as the central pre/pro to keep things easy.
The PJ is the JVC RS500, it is pretty flexible in handling signals, but I still prefer to send the LD video to the Lyngdorf for ease of processing?
(Possibly the wrong forum, but given that the Lyngdorf is "different" from more common Pre/Pro in that it has very little flexibility for analog inputs, I think people in this thread may well have encountered and considered this subject, and still demanded a decent level of quality. I think there may be lurkers in this thread pondering this question too)
If you believe that I have to get off my ____ and learn how to program a Harmony, or I-Rule type device so that things are seamless, and that the answer is skip the cheap stuff, and 1) go direct to PJ, fix the WAF with programming remotes etc, or, that there is huge compromise if I don't spend 500 to 1000 on a used scalar of some sort that will give me a clean HDMI signal for the Lyngdorf, I'm open to hearing opinions away from something like the Geffen.