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So I am in the process of designing a retrofit to my media room (which pretty much means all new equip.. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


Since it involves pretty much every component, I wasn't sure where to post to get feedback on the design but I'll try here first...


I already have a 4:3 Pioneer Elite RPTV. I plan to continue using that for basic DSS material since it looks great and doesn't require all the lights to be down while watching regular TV...


I plan to add a drop down 16:9 screen in front of the existing cabinet work. The seating will be roughly 12' from the screen...


This basic diagram shows what I am currently thinking about based on reading AVS for the last two weeks....

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Concerns that I have (which may be silly since I am somewhat new to some of this):
  • I have read that the Sharp does allow more than one profile for each input. Since I am using the Integra as the switcher, is this going to be a problem with three different inputs (DVD, HD Dss, XBox) all using the component input on the projector? Or does the NRS make that concern moot?
  • Can I start without the NRS and how much would I lose?
  • If I do have the NRS, do I still want to use a progressive DVD player?
  • As far as I can tell, the shootout doesn't mention the Integra/Onkyo DVD player. Anybody know what chips does it use? Does it matter if I add the NRS into the picture?
  • I read another thread on the topic but if I don't have perfect ambient light control and/or like to have some lights on while watching movies, is the GreyHawk going to have enough gain for me?
  • What would *you* do differently?
  • Who do I talk with (and how) at AVS if I wanted to quote parts of this out?
  • God I am crazy! (not a question - just an observation). http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif [/list=a]


    Any feedback is apprectiated...Thanks!


    -Jon
 

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I would definitely lose the Faroujda NRS. I dont think that you will lose much. If this is your first projector, you probably wont notice anything. You already have a good progressive scan DVD player picked out, and the projector you picked is supposed to look great with a progressive scan unit, and the other two devices shown wiht red connection on your diagram already are de-interlaced, bypassing the most important function of the NRS. You don't need it, definitely lose it. Sorry scaler fans, I just don't think the difference is worth the money, especially when you have to look hard to see it.


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Thanks. Yes, it is my first front projector...which, of course, means that I don't know as much as I should. Thanks god for AVS! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


You say that the XBox and the HD Dss are already not interlaced...What do they output then? I though things like HDNet were broadcast in 1080i...and I though some of the XBox games would do 1080i...


Is there any way to cross post to multiple groups?


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No way to cross post to multiple groups, and that's a good thing. I can help though. With both the Xbox(with hi-def pack) and the HD tuner, you will want to pass the unprocessed image directly to the projector, whether it is 480p, 720p, or 1080i. The projector will perform great with any of these signals. The main reason for that Faroujda piece is to deinterlace and scale other sources. You really don't need this piece. Just feed a good progressive DVD signal to the projector, and I am sure you'll be happy.


As far as the exact signal that will be passed out by the Xbox with Hi-def, no one is sure yet. Of course some games will output 1080i, some may only output 480p. bt trust me, my Dreamcast with VGA box only outputs 480p and it looks great with my LT150.
 

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Thanks again. So what is the deal? Did I post to the wrong group? I would have thought that a ton of people would want to critique my plan...I've certainly seen enough opinion expressed in these groups... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


Not to mention that question "G" implies that I want to spend money and am looking for the contact info...Would have thought that would attract attention. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


-Jon
 

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No, you're in the right place. There are links to the people at AVS. I suggest yuo contact them. They come highly rated.
 

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There are other reasons that the Faroudja is a nice addition rather than the Sharp by itself. It's deinterlacing is extremely good and it's color decoder top notch. You will usually achieve a more 3D like image using a Faroudja processor.


With that said I would not run your FP sources through the Integra but straight in to the Faroudja, which has video switching. The progressive DVD may be a problem as the Faroudja only has a pass through for HDTV and progressive sources.


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Even if you don't go with the Faroudja I would go component out of the dvd player straight to the projector rather than through the receiver first.


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Tom,


Is this because of the issue mentioned in question "A" or is this because you are a purist who is afraid the switching will degrade the signal?


I plan to run it through the receiver and direct and see if there is a difference (using video essentials or some such) but my understanding is that the Integra has "broadcast-quality video switching that has sufficient bandwidth - up to 50 MHz - to ensure loss-free routing of images from progressive scan DVD and even HDTV sources"


Do you know that the Integra doesn't actually do what it claims?


It would be a *huge* loss in usability to have to run it separate. Not a big deal for me but explaining it to my wife and guests is much easier if I can just say "select the source on the receiver"...If I start getting into having to worry about the audio in one place, changing the video input in another, etc, etc, I will be taking a hit on the homefront.. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif Yes I know I can work on Macros, etc but that is a pain...


-Jon
 
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