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Cheap line doubler

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by berko_stan, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. berko_stan

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    Hi,
    I'm being bothered by scan lines on my AE100, and I'm thinking of getting a line doubler. I use an RGB to YUV converter from an NTL cable box, and wondered if this:
    http://www.scancom.ltd.uk/products/avt-3343.htm
    might be suitable, rather than shelling out a monkey on an I-Scan or similar.
    It takes component, and outputs to RGB through the VGA input.

    Is this a dead cheap alternative to the standard solutions, or am I missing something?

    Ian
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    That looks like a similar device to the Pro V, and info on the Pro V can be found here if you do a search - it might be better in some respects maybe.

    A lot of people build a dedicated computer to do the scaling/deinterlacing using a Radeon graphics card (and with a sound card for 5.1).

    You can build a bare bones htpc for around £250, but this is only good if you don't mind the inconvenience of a pc. Once set-up however, you should just be able to pop in a DVD and watch a movie. You'll need Powerstrip to generate the pixel perfect image size to match the AE100s 856 x 480 panel (IIRC).

    Do a search here to find out more.

    HTH

    Gary.
     
  3. theritz

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    Ian,

    The gizmo you linked to in your post is not a ProV, which is used by quite a few people here for converting dvd and tv to XGA feed for their projectors. Scancom do supply it (called XGA Theater) llink here http://www.scancom.ltd.uk/products/tv4000.htm


    Do a search on ProV, as advised by Gary for lots of info/opinions on this.



    Good luck,

    Sean G.
     
  4. Kramer

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    I always see double lines while driving home > 3am :eek:

    Then again, I usually see 2 of everything at that time of the morning - must be drink related - well I am Irish after all :D

    Merry Christmas/happy new year to both of 'ye ;)
     

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