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differences between iscan pro, ultra & lumagen vision?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by simon1967, May 16, 2003.

  1. simon1967

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    Looking for a scaler to work with a Panasonic W4 plasma and a Barco 808 Graphics. Running it with all devices: PS2, Sky, DVD etc.

    With the recent price drop, what are the main differences between the 3 devices. From what little info that I have understood, the iscans line double only whereas the lumagen vision can scale to any resolution (equivalent to line tripling/quadrupling?). Have I understood correctly and which of these devices are relevant to my set-up?

    Basically, what I am asking is the Lumagen worth double over the iscan? BTW, my comparisions that I have seen are a line tripled Sony G70 (excellent) to my old Seleco 400 with its internal line doubler (okay to my eyes but very soft on sky pictures).

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The Panasonic plasma only has 480 lines so you wouldn't get any real improvement from using higher resolution video outputs of the lumagen. It may have a better de-interlacer chip on it.

    The Barco would benefit from the higher resolution output but a problem that you may be left with is that all these scalers have composite, s-video and component output. Most of the time Sky has either composite or RGB (the exception being Sky+ and Grundig boxes with S-Video output). On your old system if the signal hadn't been converted from RGB to component or S-Video, it may of been using composite and this would of produced a soft image.

    Depending on your model of DVD player you may have component but you will have S-Video. If you get the correct leads for your PS2 you should get S-Video.

    Things can get kind of complicated for connection but a limitation of the iscan pro and the lumagen is that it only has one of each input whereas the iscan and the vision pro both have multiple inputs.
     
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    Don't forget the CentreStage :)
    I have a similar configuration where I need to scale and feed images to both a Plasma and CRT Projector.
    I use the CentreStage scaler which can output both to DVI for Plasma and VGA (RGBHV) to my CRT projector.
    It also has numerous inputs 1 x YUV/RGB Progressive, 2 x YUV/RGB Interlaced, 2 x S-Video and 2 x Composite.
    The Centrestage 2 also has SDI input and output I think.
    The CentreStage (excluding HD model) will also let you dial in any custom resolution/refesh rate etc. for perfect mathing to your display device.
    RAMiAM
     
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