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Brite-View

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by EmuMannen, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. EmuMannen

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    Zinwell manufacturer of ProV aka TV-4000 has just released a new scaler (or Progressive Scan Video Converter as they call it). It is called Brite-View.
     
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    As I see it, the difference betw this and the ProV (other than price) is:

    - has component input as well
    - has 4x3 and 16x9 aspect ratio
    - no tuner

    My impression of this is that it is a higher-end unit that should really convert an interlaced DVD player into a Prod scan DVD player (both PAL and NTSC).

    Anything else that I've missed? I'm thinking about getting one of these for my Pioneer DV-533K and AE100... should give an even better picture than ProV...?
     
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    hi were can you get this item and how much does it cost......
    cheers..........dis
     
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    It isn't available yet (I'm based in New Zealand) but should be in the next month or so (I think)... I'm basing my comments on the literature on the Zinwell site.
     
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    cheers...... zander if you here before i do please let me know, thanks once again........dis
     
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    hi all
    i am looking for the impressions of the brite view over the pro-v thank joe.
     
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    its pretty steep, and at that price is almost going directly up against the iScan.

    Be interesting to hear some comments from anyone that takes the plunge.
     
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    I've taken the plunge and ordered one from av-sales. It should be delivered tomorrow. I'll post a review on Monday...once I've had a good play. It was more than two hundred quid cheaper than the iscan I was offered.

    I'll be sending all my signals through it...xbox, dvd and free view. When I get round to buying a freeview that is...maybe tonight when I start my xmas shopping :D

    Would anyone like to do an iscan to brightview comparison ? Maybe after xmas. I live near Gatwick. Don't bother sending me a mail, my home PC is in bits at the mo and work have put a block on all external mail sites :(

    Jus.
     
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    Hi Juz,

    Picking up a Iscan Pro Tomorrow. I live in Bromley so not too far away would be interested in a shoot out after xmass
     
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    Cool. You're on.

    Little known fact...I was born in Bromley General :D
     
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    And I used to live in Redhill and work in Crawley. This is getting spooky:D
     
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    Jus, how did you get on with the Brite-View..any chance of a small review?

    I did notice that you had a small problem which you posted in the Progressive Scan Forum...is it sorted now?

    Regards,
     
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    So what do we know about this units performance? And what chip is in side?
     
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    ivojo.co.uk sell this brite-view unit as well as the iscan series.
     
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    I started writing a little review but decided I should do a few more comparison tests first.... to give you the complete picture
    :clown:

    I haven't compared a component feed from dvd player (direct to projector) to a feed from brightview (VGA). I've only compared s-video to brightview.

    I'll let you know tomorrow.

    Jus.
     
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    JUS, it would be interesting to hear your feedback. I had a pre-release version for a while, but it was only really working for NTSC, so I didn't play much with it. I'm getting the release version sometime this week or next week. I will be using it with a Pioneer DV533K and AE300 projector.
     
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    Ok, I received my new Brite-View yesterday and tried it with the AE300 and a PAL interlaced signal fed via component from a Pioneer DV533K. I tried both component and VGA feed to the projector. I must say that it is very disappointing. There are 3 problems that I see:

    1. Picture becomes dark and dull (only briefly tried to tweak brightness and contrast, without much luck)
    2. Picture gets a digital look that almost looks like a DivX copy of a DVD. Setting the sharpness control on the Brite-View to 0 helps, but it is still there.
    3. Combing/tearing/feathering is still present on the edges of horizontally moving objects. I thought this should only happen with interlaced signals?

    Has anyone else tried it with better results?

    Thanks
    Xander
     
  20. Nic Rhodes

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    anyone know what deinterlacing and what scaling chips this box uses?
     
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    It uses the Trident DPTV chip for video decoding, deinterlacing, scaling, and reencoding.

    Here is the first review that I've seen of the Brite-View: review

    Unfortunately this will be NTSC biased , I imagine. I wonder whether this paragraph (quoted from review) might be what I referred to in my point 2 above:

    "The second issue, and most problematic, is that the box introduces a large and visible chroma delay, and the delay is different for each channel, in some cases in opposite directions. This is very disappointing, as it's a very visible flaw and one that could be eliminated with careful engineering. The delay is different at 1080i than it is on 720p, so it's on the output stage and not the input. The fact that it changes at different output resolutions tends to suggest that it's an internal flaw in the chip, but we don't know that for sure."

    I did notice the video was delayed in some moving scenes when running at 1080i...
     

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