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I have heard that the Bravo D1 analog component output is poor, and that you should avoid this unit unless you are using DVI. Is anyone using the Bravo D1 with component cables, and using the upconvert to 1080i feature? If so, is the picture quality better than a good DVD player outputting at 480p? I've got a rear projection, so staying in the digital realm is moot. I'm trying to decide between a Bravo D1 and something like the Pioneer 47ai. Obviously the Bravo is substantially less expensive.
 

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Tico:

Welcome to AVS Forum!


I too have an RPTV but I have a DLP. It sounds like your RPTV is CRT-based. I suggest you read the October (I think) Widescreen Review of the Bravo D1. This will tell you a lot about the DVD player but more importantly, it dicusses the relative merits of an upscaling, DVI-output DVD player for different display technologies. The idea of a DVI-input to your TV is to reduce (in the case of CRT displays) or eliminate (in the case of fixed pixel displays) digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversions. There is a lot of noise introduced to the signal path by these conversions, so reducing them is a good thing. By the way, the Bravo D2 will be out in February (reportedly) so you should wait for that.


If you don't have a DVI input, DO NOT BUY a Bravo. Period. There are other DVI-output DVD players coming out this year which probably have better component circuits (just in case you were thinking of getting a DVI-output DVD player for the future :D). I'm not sure why V Inc. included component outputs, but they sure didn't waste any money on the quality of them. As for these upcoming players, you will need to find out if the one you are interested in does upscaling through the component connection - some do not!
 

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Superbly helpful! Thanks for the response, mnilan. I'll probably wait on trying to acheive HD quality from DVD until I upgrade my TV and receiver. And considering that I shelled out approximately $6000 on them, it won't be anytime soon.
 

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Is the Bravo D1 progressive scan? If so, can you switch the progressive scan on and off? If so, how?


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Is the Bravo D1 progressive scan? If so, can you switch the progressive scan on and off? If so, how?


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No one? Come on, I know a bunch of folks own this DVD player here. Can't anyone help me out? :p
 

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Although I don't have a bravo.. I am aware that it can do both interlaced and progressive ouput through the component out. And yes you can switch the type of output.


=Brian
 
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