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So while I'm still working on my HT room in the basement, I've been set on the Sanyo Z1 for some time now. It seems to be selling for around the $2500 CDN range here in Canada.


But yesterday I saw an X1 at Costco for $1899. A lot of people seem to love the X1 (the setup at Costco was hopeless, too much harsh light), but I'm dismayed by the lack of component inputs. My source is a progressive scan Panasonic XP30. How much of a compromise is taking the component output down to the X1's S-video, and does that mean you are forced into using interlaced mode only (non-progressive)?


The thought of a decent $1900 (CDN!!) projector is very appealing... I could upgrade in a few years when native HDTV resolutions are standard and affordable.


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You can buy a $12 cable from cendirect.com that allows you to use the vga as a progressive component video input.

By the way, what part of the country are you in? My costco here in Saskatoon doesn't seem to have the x1. (at least 2 weeks ago it didn't)

You could get the projector cheaper at cendirect ($1799), but you can't beat costco for support. In case you didn't know there is also a $150 rebate and a 5 year warranty thrown in.
 

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I saw it at the new Costco they just opened in Calgary earlier this month when I was there on a business trip.


I'm in St.John's and I haven't checked the local one here to see if they carry it yet.


Thanks for the tip on the adaptor... is this the route most people go, component via the vga port with an adaptor (those HTPC-less among us anyway)?


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That seems to be the route. Although I have read that the line doubler is very good so the interlaced input is also excellent. (could even look better than via the progreessive unless you have a very nice progressive player)

I just called costco here and they list 12 in stock in the calgary location....the only one in canada that has it! Weird!

Still, they rock when it comes to support or returns. (should you be sensative to rainbows or it breaks down)
 

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That new location just opened a couple of weeks ago, so maybe it is a sign of things to come. If not, I have friends in Calgary! :)


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InFocus lists a Component to S-Video adapter for the X-1. I don't have a progressive player to hook up to it. Does anyone know whether the Component to S-Video adapter from InFocus actually converts the signal to S-Video (which is self-defeating in that case--I would simply use an S-Video connection), or simply that the X-1 will accept 480i Component via the S-Video connector (no conversion)?
 

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My understanding is that it does not convert to s-video. The S-video plug actually has extra pins on it. It's just a way to keep costs down and the unit small.
 

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dvdvideo is correct, the X1 comes with a component adapter that plugs into the SVideo port on the X1. This adapter uses extra pins in the SVideo port to provide 480i component to the projector without any conversion to svideo.


If you want to do 480p, 720p, or 1080i, you need to use the VGA to component adapter that was discussed earlier.
 

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I am interested in getting a Cable that runs from my High Def receiver to the projector, with 1080i single. Is there such a thing as a cable that has 3 wire Component on one side and VGA on the other? If so where? Also any other places that have a VGA to component adapter ?


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Originally posted by shine5555
I am interested in getting a Cable that runs from my High Def receiver to the projector, with 1080i single. Is there such a thing as a cable that has 3 wire Component on one side and VGA on the other? If so where? Also any other places that have a VGA to component adapter ?


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Scott,


Here is a link on Ebay for the exact cable you need.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...category=32862


The X1 can do 1080i through the VGA port.


John :)
 

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search the forum for component vga

You should find more than a couple links pointing to where you can get a cable.
 

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A question i have and i cannot get any straight answer... :

Can you actually have Svideo AND component i connected at the same time ? and just select from the menu wich one you want to view ?

I have DirecTV on Svideo and an old pioneer DVD interlaced that i would like to connect by component... is there a way i wouldn't have to switch cables all the time ? (appart from buying a progressive DVD and the component p to VGA adapter ?)


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In order to have interlaced component and s-video coming into the X1 at the same time you would need to switch it outside the X1. Only 1 input on the X1. Component interlaced and s-video quality are pretty close so it is easier to use the s-video off of your DVD deck.
 

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OK I guess this is my question.....

1 DVD Player RP82 480p Component

1 TWC Hi-Def Cable 1080i Component

1 PS2 Component out 480i and sometimes 480p


My receiver can handle 2 components in and one out. I thought I would use a "VGA break out cable" like the one mentioned above from e-bay, for my DVD and Hi-Def singles through my reciver, and the PS2 would use the component to s-video adaptor. I assume I can hook up the VGA and S-video at the same time, and select from the menu what input I want to watch? With this setup the only thing I would be missing is the PS2 games that are in 720P and 480P. Please correct me if I am wrong
 

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Somehow I posted the last question and it did not get bumped to the top again. SO this is kind of a bump, because it did not bump itself. Thanks for any help


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Firstly, yes--you are correct.


Queation: Is your receiver able to handle the bandwidth required for switching between 480p/1080i/540p signals without signal degradation? I thought most receivers with multiple component video inputs are designed for 480i-quality switching only?
 

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I have the Pioneer 711 or 811 model. I can not remember at the time. I have been using it for HDTV 1080i and my PS2 without any noticeable degradation. Could be just me, but my 100 inch image through the projector I have now (through the Pioneer receiver) looks the same as, my 34inch Toshiba without any signal going through any receiver. And yes I am lucky enough to have two HDTV's and 2 Hi-Def receivers.
 
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