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A big thank you to you all...

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Captain chaos, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Captain chaos

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    I just want to show my appreciation to everyone here for informing me, and advising me over the last few months about AV hardware.

    I am now (tuesday) the proud owner of a Panasonic AE300.
    I have only used it for about 10 minutes, but my first reaction was "Oh..... my......god".
    I was gobsmacked at the picture quality.
    I have also had delivered today a multi-region Panasonic S75. I just put on The Fifth Element R1 Superbit, and was awestruck at the quality.
    I have only tried the component progressive feed, and haven't yet tried the SCART or S-VIDEO feed.
    Didn't someone say that there are two menus you have to go into to enable progressive scan on the S75?
    I have only found the one where it says "Enable progressive NTSC Yes / No?"

    Anyway, thankyou all very much.

    Oh, and no dead pixels as far as I can see :smashin:
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Glad you've managed to get some good gear, and are happy with the results.

    I was very impressed with the S75 when I saw it on my projector, so I know you'll be pleased with it. Probably the best value player out there at the moment, as it compares well with the Pioneer I demo'd my pj on.

    Gonna let us see any pics of your set up, and write a review? :)

    Gary.
     
  3. Family Guy

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    What you saw was not a progressive picture then my friend...you have to click display 3 times to go into the picture menu (while a film is playing) - you then enable NTSC progressive on the info bar.
    I made this mistake when I took my S75 to a fellow forum members house to show it off before I got my PJ. Mind you the interlaced picture was that good, we thought we were watching progressive!!
     
  4. Family Guy

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    Howw spooky is that!!! It was Gary's house I took it to!!:eek:
     
  5. Gary Lightfoot

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    LOL, Hi Bri'. :)

    Got the pj yet? You must be due to pick it up pretty soon if you haven't.

    Still thinking of going the htpc route, or going to see how it looks with the S75 first?

    Gary.
     
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    All set up and running mate. Going to give the S75 a good workout through it first. NTSC progressive looks stunning (though not as good as your NEC though...:rolleyes: ). I'm running it component out with 0 hours on a new bulb and as a first projector, I must say I'm very impressed. I'm using a Hoya filter that came with it and the blacks are pretty good to.
    I do get that offset overlay effect on Star Trek Generations recorded off Sky + though (which is connected via s-video). You'll have to pop 'round one evening (with your avia disc :smashin: :D ) to give it the once over..
     
  7. theritz

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    Captain Chaos,

    Great to read your enthusiastic reaction - welcome to the world of front projection.

    All the best,

    Sean G.
     
  8. museumsteve

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    yay, nice one Captain Chaos, welcome to the club :clap:
     
  9. Captain chaos

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    Army Bloke, I tried doing what you said, (pressing "display" 3 times while a film is on).

    Can you just re-check what it is exactly you do to get progressive working?

    If I press "display" 3 times I get a menu with the following " 480I or 480P", what is the difference?
     
  10. Captain chaos

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    OK I have now gathered after reading a few past posts, that 480I means interlaced, and 480P means progressive.

    Thats odd, as I was struggling tell the difference between the two.

    If anything id say the 480I looks a bit better than the 480P.
     
  11. Family Guy

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    So did I - at first. Take a look at things like blinds on windows. In interlaced mode, they will be alive, with a sort of shimering effect. Put the same scene into PS mode and you'll see each individual band on the blinds. PS also gets rid of "jaggies" as well - straight lines that move as the camera pans...other than that, I think you have to have a pretty special system to notice much difference...
     

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