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I'm running an nvidia dual head HTPC (leadtek winfast geforce 2) to an nec lt150 projector. I can't for the life of me figure out how to use dtv with this card.


I have a capture card, yes, but all I'm trying to accomplish is to have the internal dvd player scaled through dtv. All I have is a blue screen, though.


Suggestions appreciated!


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dScaler(what you called dTV for some reason http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif ) is used only for scaling external signals. You plug a composite, s-video or coaxial cable into the scaler card and dScaler will deinterlace and scale it up for you. It does absolutely nothing for DVD being played BY the computer. The DVD software (WinDVD, PowerDVD whatever) handles scaling and deinterlacing on its own.


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Ah, grasshopper, I understand now. Thanks for the reply.


I was misguided by the screen shots on dtv of various dvd's, as well as my lack of knowledge of powerdvd. I'll dig around it and see if I'm outputting progressive, or perhaps it's a default for it?


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The screenshots on the web site show DVD played by an external player into the capture card. Of course, it is normally better to play it using WinDVD, ATI, PowerDVD, etc., but the point of the exercise is that dScaler approaches that kind of quality.


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As said in the FAQ
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Should I use dTV to deinterlace the output from my set-top dvd player ?


While it's feasable and works quite fine (see the "dTV Windvd challenge" in the screenshots section), home

theater pc's have shown the best results while using dvd decoding software along with a dvd-rom and a modern

graphic card.

However, it's been used quite often for test purposes (testing of grab quality on a high quality source, testing

pulldown techniques on well encoded sources etc..).
Pretty clear huh ? Not really what it is made for, but happens to be done sometimes.
 
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