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1/4 HD vs. XGA

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dunkyboy, May 14, 2003.

  1. dunkyboy

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    Has anyone gone from an XGA (1024x768) 4:3 projector to a 16:9 1/4 HD (960x540) projector, or made a direct comparison to the two? Can you tell me if the drop in resolution is a big deal, in your opinion? Particularly with PAL DVDs, as you lose 36 lines of vertical res. off the PAL standard. :(

    FYI I'm thinking of upgrading from an XGA business PJ to a Panny AE-300.

    [Note: I'm running it off an HTPC in case that makes a difference.]

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    its a good question
    for straight DVD I dont think theres any difference.

    I guess it comes down to how much PC and hidef stuff you want to use.

    Some say the HD looks better on the lower res 1/4HD as scaling is smpler and smoother, my personal, and I stress personal view is it looks nicer on my hs10 as you see some more detail with the extra panel.

    I guess all you have to do is see them both and make up your own mind.:lesson:
     
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    Mm, it's almost entirely for DVD. But even so... I'm a bit reluctant to spend £1500 on something that's going to lose resolution on PAL DVDs... :(

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    sounds like you have made up your own mind
     
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    Actually, yeah - I've got a buyer lined up for my PJ and if it goes through I'm getting m'self a Panny AE300, believe it or not. :) I expect I won't mind the slightly lower res, but I still don't like the thought. Obviously if I could afford an HS10 I'd go for one, but that's a good £600 dearer, and I just can't justify it (nor could I live without a PJ long enough to save up for it! :blush:)

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