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So, we went to Magnolia HiFi to check out a couple $2K 30+" HDTVs, when we spot the Louwe 38" and stopped in our tracks. :eek: They showed us the 30" and it fit our TV space like a glove (we converted our raised-hearth fireplace), with a stunning, flat picture. :)


For a DVD player we matched up a Denon DVD-1000 (older technology with no progressive scan -- but I think the Louwe has all the scanning electronics we need, right?).


DVD's look excellent but not as good as the demo program we saw in the store. I don't know much about that program, but it was a VGA feed of a Mitsubishi nature-scenes demo on some kind of thin PC or player from hard disk.


The salesman said it's $250 for an in-home calibration, but that I would probably do as well buying some calibration DVD & program and doing it myself. Where do I buy the kit he was referring to?


Also, when we had a problem (settings dropped every time we powered off), he got a Louwe factory walk-though that took him into some factory-service settings & adjustments areas. Where can I find documentation on this level of access to the TV?


Thanks,

Bob Davis
 

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It is a beautiful picture, isn't it? I bought mine about a year ago and still stop in my tracks when I see certain material playing.


To best take advatage of the capabilities you will need a progressive player. Preferably one that outputs progressive through a 15pin VGA port. I purchased the skyworth 1080 which has the faroujda chip and it produces a great image.


What you were probably seeing in the store was a HD loop demo that is generated by a very expensive piece of equipment. The only way to get an image looking that good is to get HDTV which I can't due to my location being at the base of a mountain but nevertheless the piture for regular DSS is top notch.


To properly calibrate your TV you can pick up a copy of AVIA or Video essentials. Look online for a retailer or they can be purchased at some circuit cities or best buys.


Good luck,

-john
 

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I saw this set the other day. It's outstanding. Not as impressive as the 38" Loewe, but still something to marvel at.
 

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What HDTV do you own, I know which one you would like to own? If it's that movie that's stopping you, that you want to make, by the time your ready, your leading star will want even more money to be in your film. Why not buy and live out your dream of owning a Loewe Aconda 38, Matt you know you want to so just do it? :)
 

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:D I do not have the $ for one of those right now. I am getting married in July and then we are buying a house. 5 grand for a TV would be downright stupid. 5 grand = my closing costs and then some! I'll wait.


I own a 47" Panasonic 47WX49. I love it and it does me just fine. A 38 inch Loewe would be major overkill now anyway, since there's no where I can put it (besides the bedroom).
 

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So the TV might still not do progressive scan? Or at least not as well as the progressive-scan DVD players out there? Bummer! I guess the Denon 1000 is a pretty bad match for it, then. Should I check out other DVD players for this?


Thanks,

Bob


>>John wrote:

To best take advatage of the capabilities you will need a progressive player. Preferably one that outputs progressive through a 15pin VGA port. I purchased the skyworth 1080 which has the faroujda chip and it produces a great image.


What you were probably seeing in the store was a HD loop demo that is generated by a very expensive piece of equipment. The only way to get an image looking that good is to get HDTV which I can't due to my location being at the base of a mountain but nevertheless the piture for regular DSS is top notch.
 

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I think the internal doubler does a great job doubling your other video sources like DSS, etc. To get the best DVD picture you will want a good progressive DVD player. The skyworth is inexpensive (~$250) and provides a great picture via VGA out to the Loewe.
 

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See The Perfect Vision's May/June issue for a review of the Loewe 38"


"...The Olympics in high-definition were stunning, with the most beautiful and realistic colours I've ever seen on a TV regardless of type or price..."


TPV is a very reputable magazine with many renowned contributors. I have to agree with the reviewer I guess that is why I bought it, the reviewer also said that the factory settings are pretty close to optimum. You can buy the review for $3 from the web site which has calibration notes.


If I remember correctly only via the VGA port can you bypass the internal scaler, but the internal scaler is very very good.
 

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So the TV might still not do progressive scan? Or at least not as well as the progressive-scan DVD players out there? Bummer! I guess the Denon 1000 is a pretty bad match for it, then. Should I check out other DVD players for this?
Bob,


I think the Denon will work fine with your Loewe in interlaced mode. I run an interlaced DVD player to my 38" aconda and get great pictures. That said, you ARE losing some resolution that simply cannot be restored no matter how good the Loewe upconverts!


I'm also considering a progressive scan dvd player for my Loewe in the future- just haven't decided which one.


Enjoy your Loewe- they really are outstanding!


Lates,

Justin
 
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