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DIGITAL in / YUV out - Help please

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by art_pr, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. art_pr

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    Good morning to all,

    I have a Panny TH-42PA30 (equiv to the UK model TH-42PE30). No digital input.

    Can someone advise the most straightforward video processor that accepts as input DVI / HDMI (480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i) and outputs YUV component (480p, 576p) ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Art
     
  2. Dutch

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    Hi Art,

    The new Lumagen VisionDVI appears close to your requirements, but I'm not sure if it will output component video. You may need an additional RGB to component converter. Hope this helps.

    http://www.lumagen.com/new_products.htm

    Steve
     
  3. art_pr

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    Thank you Dutch.

    In fact VisionDVI states as Outputs:
    -DVI-I (analog & digital)
    -Optional BNC analog output

    What I don't know is how simple is to convert BNC to YUV component.
    If it implies another step of processing ther goes my simplicity pre-req....

    Any other Video processor brand / alternative ?

    Thanks again,

    Art
     
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    Hi Art,

    With my VisionPro, I can output RGBHV or component from the BNC connectors, so I'm fairly sure that it will be possible on the VisionDVI. Alternatively, you could try the new VPS 2300 scaler from www.crystalio.com Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
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    If the digital signal is encrypted then analogue will be disabled, RGB or component.

    There may be a hacked firmware that gets round this it depends if somone wants it bad enough who also knows what they are doing, but Lumagen or crystallio or anyone else making these products would not be able to avoid disabling the analogue output when an encrypted signal is going in.
     
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    Gizlaroc,

    when you say "If the digital signal is encrypted then analogue will be disabled, RGB or component"

    you mean that if get a DVD player with HDMI out only there will be no way to see any DVD contents in my PDP that only has RGB (scart) or YUV (component) in ?


    Art
     
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    Have a read of the thread on www.avsforum.com under the processor section titled "3 new scalers from Lumagen".
    There are lengthy discussions regarding why everyone has to disable analogue when the digital signal has encryption, it is well worth a read, that is why sdi will do so well.
     
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    Yep
    that is what he is saying if you use the HDMI (digital out)

    There is no encryption on SDI out , that is why SDI is a popular method of digital out to a video processor/scaler because it can be output from the processor/scaler as digital OR analogue. Not so though with HDMI.

    If you use the HDMI out from the DVD player to a video processor you will only be able to use digital out from the processor (to a suitable display) , the analogue outs from the processor will be disabled.
     
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    Good morning to all,

    After almost one year since my original post, is there in the market any new video processor that accepts as input SDI (480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i) and outputs YUV component 480p (my native resolution in my Viera PDP) ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Art
     
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    All Lumagen scalers will accept an SDI signal and will output component video analogue (Vision DVI and VisionHDP need optional SDI board). However, SDI will not carry 480P/576P/720P OR 1080I. SDI is limited to 480i and 576i.

    All Lumagen scalers will accept 480I/576I/480P/576P/720P/1080I in on DVI or HDMI and will output as Component analogue signal. However, as has been detailed above, if the incoming signal has HDCP copy protection then the analogue output of the scaler will be turned off. You can buy HDCP stripping devices that fit between the source and the scaler. If these are functioning then the scaler will not see HDCP and will KEEP outputting component analogue signals.

    Hope this is of use

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    Thank you Gordon. Very clear explanation.

    Art.
     

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