Cheapest 1080i --> 1080p24 solution?

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  1. VirusKiller

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    For an HD DVD player. TBH, I imagine that forced 3:2 inverse telecine is all that would be required.

    Edit: 1080i60 only.
     
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    A second hand Lumagen Vision Pro HDP?

    * Hoping firmware now supports 1080p24

    StooMonster (who happens to be selling one in mint condition)
     
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    LOL. Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of the new "bargain" VPs from the likes of Gefen.

    I'm buying a JVC HD1 in a couple of weeks time :) which has VXP processing. I'm still trying to confirm whether or not it does the magical 480i60/1080i60 --> 1080p48 internal conversion. Assuming it doesn't, I'd like to find a way of removing 3:2 cadence judder from my limited library of R1 DVDs and HD DVD.

    Unfortunately, the Radiance has come in at too much too soon for my current round of upgrades. I'd love one, but... The ProHDP would be perfect now as I have Sky+ w/SDI, but in the medium term I'll need at least three DVI/HDMI inputs (DVD, HD DVD, SkyHD). An second-hand HDQ would seem the logical Lumagen option.

    BTW, I believe that the Lumagens still won't genlock 1080p24. I also need to confirm whether or not the HD1 accepts 1080p48.
     
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    I run a Toshiba HD-A1 (firmware 2.0) over hdmi in to a Lumagen Vision Pro HDP (firmware from a few weeks ago or more).

    I'm sure I saw an option for 1080p/24 output.
    I also tried 1080p/48 output before settling on 880p/72 as that give the smoothest pans on my Barco.

    regards,
    Rob.
     
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    Your post made me check the Lumagen homepage, and boy the software updates come think and fast don't they. Loads of new features since I last updated the old Lumagen Vision Pro HDP, their software update programme is in marked contrast to some other companies.

    Still, have got Luma and DVDO for sale -- must put them up on here soon.

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    Hi VK the newer HD-DVD players are getting rave reviews for their SD processing on AVS - perhaps that's the best route (as the older player will no doubt still be fetching a bit second hand)
     
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    Thanks tt. Do you know if they scale R1 DVDs to 1080p24? Also, do you know if the UK players will play R1 and R2 DVDs?
     
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    The UK players multi-region DVD capability is still just 'expected' rather than 'confirmed'. But it was Tosh themselves that first mentioned it, so surely it can't be far off.
    I can't see confirmation about 24sf or 24p support for DVDs - all the searches just come back with HD DVD output. Some more digging required I think.
     
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    Don't they still use the same Broadcom chipset as Sky HD?

    Makes me laugh when people say how great "upscaling" is with most DVD players, especially HD DVD / Blu-ray players ones with these generic chipsets.

    Check out upscaling in Sky HD and that'll give you a good idea of what to expect.

    StooMonster
     
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    The one they're raving about uses SO's Reon (the XA2)
     
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    Anyone tried trawling 100's of pages at AVS for that sort of info? I'm not sure thats been established yet.

    Just to clarify, the Broadcom BCM7411 is the popular decoder chip, but the ReonVX is the one in the HD-AX2 that takes the output from the Broadcom or whatever and de-interlaces it back up to 1080p. Mindless, but there you go; it sells a few players.....

    Nick
     
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    There was a post recently on avs where someone claimed the SD DVD performance of that chip outdid a C2.
     

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