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So, I would like to buy a DVI card for my new panny 6UY, but will wait a little while. I'd like to buy a new DVD player that will ultimatly do DVI out and want that to be GREAT!! but I will only be able to do componant till then and want the componant to be better than the non progressive player I am using now.


I hear and read that the Bravo D1 does DVI well, but with some issues. The new Samsung is not suppossed to be as good with DVI, but more reliable but is the componant really good too?


What is it that manufacturers make the DVI work well, but not componant?
 

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Still looking for good componant but also DVI path for upgrade. I really want something with great componant for now, but will most likely do the DVI thing in a few months.
 

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The current issue of Home Theatre Review does an indepth review of the Samsung 931 and says the component outputs are very good. I don't have mine yet so I can't give you my subjective opinion.


The previous issue of same mag reviewed the Bravo D1 and said its component outputs were very bad.


For what it's worth.


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Still looking for good componant but also DVI path for upgrade. I really want something with great componant for now, but will most likely do the DVI thing in a few months.
Only one I'm aware of is the Momitsu V880, manufactured by

Manowa. This unit outputs a hi-def signal at 720p or 1080i,

resulting in an outstanding virtual hi-def image from high-

quality current-generation DVDs, via EITHER DVI or component.

That image is indistinguishable from HDTV movies telecast by

ABC or CBS, and prerecorded movies on D-VHS.


I have a model year 2001 65-inch RPTV, and the upcon'd picture

via component is extraordinary - even though the techs say

that the high-frequency roll-off resulting from digital to analog

to digital, going to component route, is up to 5% and means

you lose some resolution when comparing it with direct

DVI to DVI connection. I havn't seen it DVI to DVI, but as it

is so good via component, can't imagine what it must be

that way(!)


Save your current stash of DVDs, as you will not need to

re-buy, all over again, the same titles on a native hi-def

format. These virtual hi-def upcons make that superfluous.


Good luck!


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This is multi-region, correct? Looks pretty sweet. Wish it played SACD but they do sell that non-DVI version with SACD. Are there any multi-region DVD players with DVI and SACD? Thanks.


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I have a 65 inch 2001 16 x 9 Mitsubishi model#65857 (great HD picture). Unfortunately it only has 1080 input and no dvi. So your Momitsu image quality with component comment has me intrigued...

My current Tosh dvd player has a noticeable drop off in sharpness in progressive mode vs interlaced. So the momitsu may be a good choice for me. However, I have read the review of the Momitsu with the comments of soft 1080 component output.

How does the Momitsu fare in this regard? Have you compared it to to the players?

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I have a 65 inch 2001 16 x 9 Mitsubishi model#65857 (great HD picture). Unfortunately it only has 1080 input and no dvi. So your Momitsu image quality with component comment has me intrigued...

My current Tosh dvd player has a noticeable drop off in sharpness in progressive mode vs interlaced. So the momitsu may be a good choice for me. However, I have read the review of the Momitsu with the comments of soft 1080 component output.

How does the Momitsu fare in this regard? Have you compared it to to the players?

Thanks
 

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I have a 65 inch 2001 16 x 9 Mitsubishi model#65857 (great HD picture). Unfortunately it only has 1080 input and no dvi. So your Momitsu image quality with component comment has me intrigued...

My current Tosh dvd player has a noticeable drop off in sharpness in progressive mode vs interlaced. So the momitsu may be a good choice for me. However, I have read the review of the Momitsu with the comments of soft 1080 component output.

How does the Momitsu fare in this regard? Have you compared it to to the players?

Thanks
Believe you're in for a real treat - assuming there

is no compatability issue with your particular make

and model of display. You might want to check with

Momitsu or its ************* sales agent to see if

they know of any such problem. If not ---


Mine too does not have a DVI input(year 2001 RCA

Scenium 65-inch RPTV), only component. Once the V880

and the Scenium FINALLY synch'd onto the hi-def signal,

the upcon'd virtual hi-def image on quality DVDs is

STARTLING at 1080i. I have noticed from outset that

the image is very slightly softer than at 480, so I've

compensated by moving the sharpness setting on the

Scenium all of one click to the right of dead-center(in

other words, sharper). The other difference from my

earlier Panasonic RP56 is that the image is just a

tad darker(a characteristic I've noticed on the boards

is apparent on all three of the upcon machines), but

not enough to fiddle with the set's brightness or

contrast(the Scenium is a 400-footlambert display).


If the V880 works with your display, you're gonna love it!

And no, I have no connection of any kind whatsoever

with the manufacturer or anyone or anything connected

with them directly or indirectly.


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Momitsu is Softer and darker than the Panny RP56? But you still prefer the Momitsu...interesting.

I wish I could see one for myself somewhere in the USA.

Thanks again
 

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But, it seems pretty spendy. 230, plus 80+ for shipping from HK.

I am think to get the SAM931 from GoodGuys, for 299-10% no tax, no shipping and if I don't like it, I can return it.


270$ delivered in a day, seems better right now.
 

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Momitsu is Softer and darker than the Panny RP56? But you still prefer the Momitsu...interesting.

I wish I could see one for myself somewhere in the USA.

Thanks again
The Panasonic RP56(a two year old model) is not

bad at all, but the V880 upcon - even via component

as I have - is just flat-out startling on a high-quality

DVD. Every bit as good as any HDTV movie telecast

by CBS or ABC and any D-VHS prerecorded film I've

seen. Don't let anyone sway you from trying one; the

critics I think are mostly associated in some way with the

movie studios, who want you to go out and re-buy, all

over again, your stash of current DVDs and replace

them with native H/D formats, when that's completely

unnecessary.


Milt R. Smith
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