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Want to built the HTPC for scaler and digital tuner.


I will be using my Sony DVD player. Should I get the dTV or something else to do both of the functions?
 

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I guess there is not such a thing as a good HTPC based scaler.

The reason I want this set up is to simplify the buggy nature of the whole set up.

I can use a progressive or interlace player.

I already have PIII, radeon PCI 32meg, 192 100 bus mem, Hitachi DVD.

The image at 128,720,72Hz compared to my Sony 9kES is inferior and cannot be scalled w/o problems. Also, my image cannot be sized properly.

It is smaller than my screen (NecXG135LC) at 100% amp.


I just need a HTPC scaler and transcoder to convert to RGB.

Any specific comments? Thanks


[This message has been edited by Mahmood M (edited 05-08-2001).]
 

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Mahmood -

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I guess there is not such a thing as a good HTPC based scaler.
You mentioned dTV in your first post above. That should do the job for you (though it is being renamed dScaler).


See the dScaler site .


It's just that many here feel the DVD display quality using the HTPC software players is superior to the standalone players, even with dScaler (but maybe not by much).


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Thanks for the post.


Is the radeon PCI could be the suspect in the chain?

If it is, then I will need to get another M-board.


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Mahmood -


Is your radeon really just PCI (as opposed to AGP)? There is a performance problem with using dScaler with PCI graphics cards.


In any event, if you want to use dScaler you will need an inexpensive TV card, preferably with s-video input. dScaler can work with a Radeon card as a graphics card but cannont read video input from a Radeon AIW card if that is what you have.


BTW, ignore the color of this message. I just wanted to see how the new buttons work. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif


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My motherboard has no AGP, so I had to go with PCI.

My problem might be the incompatibility issue you mentioned.


I guess I just have to build a Computer from ground up.


Would you go with ATI DVD player or the new Toshiba all in on (DVD, rewritable CD-ROM)unit?

Thanks




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Would you go with ATI DVD player or the new Toshiba all in one (DVD, rewritable CD-ROM)unit?
Mahmood, I'm sure you meant "go with the ATI DVD Player WITH the new Toshiba all in one..."


ATI DVD Player (as generally used in forum discussions) is just that.. a SOFTWARE for DVD playback by ATI.


Toshiba DVD drives are well respected. The Toshiba SD-R1002 DVD/CD-RW Combo drive should be fine if you like a combo drive. Personally i'd use a separate CD-RW for ease of upgrade in the future.


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You are right. I meant ATI DVD player software not the drive. I do not think they make any drive anyway.

 
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