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best connections from dvd player

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by scott33b, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. scott33b

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    Hi. Just got a Barco data 801s. This is my first CRT projector, Having also got an old LCD. I currently have the CRT connected to my DVD player with a s-video cable. Is this the best way to connect? Lots of connection on the back and I'm not quite sure what to do with them.

    I have a sony dvd (dvp-ns700v) and a sony amp (str-db940).
    Any advise appreciated!
     
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    component if you have it mate.
     
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    ditch the dvd player , get an ATI card and run your movies from your PC using windvd...much better.. :)
     
  5. Roland @ B4

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    Scott without a scaller (line doubler etc) you are probably still best with S-video. converting componet to RGB will get you a small improvement but you might do beter to buy something like a £350 Iscan line doubler.
     
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    I reccomend componant if you have progressive scan out on the dvd, if i'm not mistaken this removes the need for a line doubler, although you may still need one for your other sources. Prog scan players can be had for £80 up.
     
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    Ufitsy
    Scott has a Barco 801s it was designed and built well before component video became available. Converting from Component to RGB is costly (circa £300)
     
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    Apologies Roland, Scott - ignore my last
     
  9. scott33b

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    Thanks Roland. I've beeing looking for a line doubler on ebay. Bidded on one last week, but the guy withdrew it early. Hoping to get one somewhere. Don't want to buy it new if poss. The other half will kill me!! She's not best pleased with the size of the Barco I just bought. Need to let her calm down for a few weeks!
     
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    An Iscan is really small and easy to hide:)
     
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    Actually, you can get a component to RGB converter on eBay right now for $150. Hell, buy an HK DVD player for about that much. Most HK players have RGB and/or SCART outputs instead of Component Video, as that is much more popular over there. Plus, you get region-free, no macrovision, and usually the ability to skip the FBI warnings (where a bunch of a$$holes are now putting previews and commercials that can't be skipped!).

    Charles.
     

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