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Hi,


I've Yamaha LPX-500 projector and now I'm using it with HTPC and it works wonderfully via DVI in it's native 1280*720 mode.


Bravo D1 (or Samsung 931, Marantz 8400, Medidian 800 ...) are new generation players which have DVI/HDCP connection and they will scale to 720p.


Is my projector simply out of date?


Is there any way to get 720p signal into Yamaha from new players DVI connection?


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Hi,


The Sound & Vision review stated that their Yamaha LPX-500 was able to receive 720P from the Bravo.


The Yamaha from what I understand is NOT HDCP compliant, however this player will reportedly send 720p or higher to HDCP/DVI inputs if you read through the Bravo thread on this forum.


I myself am about to order the LPX-500 to replace my Sony HS10.
 

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tueng,


my projectors changed from Z1 to HS10 and finally to lpx-500.


Yamaha's colors and blacks were simply better.


It's difficult to understand why Yamaha's DVI is not HDCP compatible.


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Thomas,


I use 60Hz refresh rate.


If I set with Powerstip to 72Hz then the screen is splitted into two parts vertically ... it's a mystery, what happens.


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Tapani,


As a previous owner of an HS10 I'd like to know your impressions of the LPX-500 vs HS10 (in terms of brightness, black level, colors, screen-door) as I myself am about to get one solely based on reviews. Was it a subtle or significant difference in PQ?


Do you think it was well worth it for the picture while giving up the HDCP/DVI on the hs10? (damn, it would be so easy if the Yamaha had HDCP, unfortunately only the $10000 DPX-1000 has it). Fortunately, I believe the Bravo D1 may be good simple DVI alternative for now instead of the HTPC route.


Thanx,

-Tueng
 

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Tueng,


yes, there was a significant difference in the PQ between Sony and Yamaha, IMO.


Out-of-box, Yamaha's _natural_ colors impressed me so much, so I was sold. BTW, Yamaha's colors were more natural than colors in HT1000, which was also in a comparison.


Yamaha's black were clearly better than blacks in Sony, I see more details in dark scenes. HT1000 blacks were in a class of own.


One thing, where Sony was better, was the screendoor effect, but the difference is subtle. At a distance of 2*screen wide I don't see any screendor in Yamaha's picture.


The noise was about same, when Sony was in the ECO-mode.


For me it was difficult to make a selection between NEC and Yamaha. Important thing was the zoom, Yamaha suited better in my room's distances.


I love Yamaha's natural colors!


Tapani
 
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